In the kitchen
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For some people, Thanksgiving would not be complete without at least one kind of pie -- pumpkin. While I'm very fond of pumpkin pie, sometimes I want to present something a little more decadent. So this Thanksgiving, I am serving Pumpkin Cheesecake. more
Tradition is the foundation of Thanksgiving dinner. A savory turkey surrounded by tasty side dishes is the main event of a successful holiday affair. more
Recently, I've had several conversations with other wine professionals in town about Beaujolais. And believe it or not, there's plenty to talk about. more
En la década de los sesenta, Johnny Carson, entonces presentador de "The Tonight Show," bromeaba: "El peor regalo de Navidad es el pastel de frutas…Solo hay un pastel de frutas en todo el mundo y la gente sigue enviándoselo, unos a otros, año tras año." more
In the 1960s, Johnny Carson, then host of "The Tonight Show," famously joked, "The worst Christmas gift is fruitcake … There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other, year after year." Properly stored and wrapped in alcohol-soaked linen, fruitcake can indeed remain edible for years. But when did the dense, dark cake become the butt of so many holiday jokes? more
Think of Provence, and you probably think of lavender fields, ample sunshine, charming villages and rosé wine. The majority of wine made in Provence is pink, and for good reason. It's hot there, at least in the summer, and rosé is notably refreshing. Rosé also pairs well with the cuisine of the region: bouillabaisse and rosé. Yes, please! more
Day of the Dead evokes images of loved ones, wax-dripping candles and tantalizing smells coming from the kitchen. Sheets of colorful tissue paper, cut into elaborate designs. Little sugar skulls, too extravagantly ornamented to be edible, but pretty nonetheless. Flower arrangements, generally featuring marigolds or cempasúchil. more
Although celebrated in many countries around the world, here in New Mexico, and especially in Taos, Day of the Dead is special. For some private, and for others public, Día de los Muertos is welcomed with festivities all around town. Ofrendas (altars) spring up, decorated with flowers, sugar skulls, photographs, candles, tissue paper flags and the favorite foods of the departed. more
A few years ago, my husband spotted a sign along the Rim Road in Des Montes: "FREE!" Not one to pass up a bargain, he stopped the car and discovered a large box filled with zucchini … more
Wine grapes have been grown in what is now Austria for thousands of years, cultivated by Celtic tribes even before the Romans infiltrated the region. And with a history that long, there have to have … more
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