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Creamy Mac-n-Cheese with Crispy Prosciutto

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Nothing is more comforting than macaroni and cheese. Making it on the stovetop makes it quicker, and there is less cleanup involved than baked mac-n-cheese, and adding the prosciutto, brie and green onion amp up the flavor, and make classic macaroni and cheese “fancy.” The dish works equally well as a quick casual family meal […]

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Dirty + Rowdy at 18 Reasons

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Now this is how to throw a winemaker dinner. And this how to make wine. Last night in the Mission at 18 Reasons, Dirty and Rowdy held their annual chicken dinner, and what a playful and irreverent evening it was. It started with a (very) welcome glass of sparkling which was paired with a retro-cool […]

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Woodbridge by Mondavi Caring Cooler

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By purchasing a Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Caring Cooler you’ll keep your summer wines chilled, and you’ll be contributing to the end of childhood hunger in America. The cost of the Igloo Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Caring Cooler ice chest is $35 USD, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. Poverty […]

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Julia Child Remixed :: Keep on Cooking!

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“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” ― Julia Child Keep on Cooking! What makes a great chef? Well, training and technique of course. Plus a great love of food A generous personality, and The ability to invent. Hot chocolate truffles. Meltingly addictive, Hot chocolate truffles, Hot chocolate truffles, Balls of […]

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Sites We Like :: Sunday Suppers

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“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him — the people who give you their food give you their heart.” –- Cesar Chavez Sunday Suppers is a communal cooking center in Williamsburg Brooklyn, created four years ago from the outgrowth of meals served to friends at their […]

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Chef Matt Gordon’s Steamed Baja Mussels with Smoked Tomato Butter

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Last week as I was creating the commentary of the Witness Tree Pinot Gris, I knew it would pair perfectly with the Steamed Baja Mussels with Smoked Tomato Butter that I often order at Solace & the Moonlight Lounge, but the internet didn’t provide a facsimile recipe to link to share with you. I published […]

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Dinner and Wine for $20 or Less

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 “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” — Paul Prudhomme Free is a very good price, I often say. Today and tomorrow (January 24-25, 2013) you can download a digital copy of Dinner and Wine for $20 or Less from Amazon for no cost. After the promotional period ends, the purchase price of the book […]

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Wine Harlots Win Two People’s Voice Awards

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 “I am not a glutton. I am an explorer of food.” — Erma Bombeck The votes are in, and Wine Harlots win! The inaugural Snooth People’s Voice Award Epicurean Edition has concluded and the winners have been announced. Wine Harlots were dual winners in the event with the crowd-pleasing Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus getting the victory in the Hors […]

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Wine Harlots Holiday Gift Wish List 2012

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“I don’t know what’s in the box, but I love it. Unopened gifts contain hope.” ― Jarod Kintz Here’s a few items that have caught my eye that I would love to see under the Wine Harlots Christmas tree this year. Extravagant and unrealistic? Sure. But isn’t that what a gift wish-list is all about? Travel […]

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Bon Appétit Julia Child

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“The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon appétit.” – Julia Child Wine Harlots are raising a glass to Julia Child, the groundbreaking pioneer of American cooking on the 100th anniversary of her birth. A few years ago, I was paid […]

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