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Spring Travels — Puglia – part 2

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After staying in Lecce for 5 nights and touring on the Adriatic coast, we switched to Gallipoli on the other side of the “boot”.  Here are some photos from that area. In Gallipoli we wanted plenty of vegetables to counterbalance … Continue reading

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Spring Travels — Puglia 2019

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In April we took another trip.  This time is was Barbara and me, in Puglia.  It was her first time there, and I was eager to show her many of the things I enjoyed in my previous two trips.  This … Continue reading

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Union Square Greenmarket – NY June 2018

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Spring 2015 Travels — Venice

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The original target of these Spring travels was, in fact, Venice, so the last four days were dedicated to exploring that unique city.  I hadn’t been there in 18 years, but then again, not much has changed in a lot … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Travels — Friuli

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Through my contacts in Cambridge and New York, I was able to arrange visits in Friuli, and to get a taste of their wonderful foods and wine.  One winery, Edi Keber in Cormons, is partnered with my friend Jan, who … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Travels — Slovenia

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This past Spring (late April, early May) I spent two weeks exploring food and wine in three places:  Slovenia, Friuli, and Venice.  I should not let much more time pass without sharing those delicacies with you now.  Let’s begin in … Continue reading

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Jan’s Wines I Know and Love (so far)

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Actually, I will try the Polpicello tonight, so we will see if the streak stays intact. P.S. at 10:30 PM:  It’s terrific!  Rich, balanced Calabrian red wine, went beautifully with eggplant, tomatoes, chard and onions stewed and served atop a … Continue reading

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