Month: June 2011

Delicatessen Shops or Delis.
Food

Delicatessen Shops or Delis.

Delicatessen New Yorkers, Montrealers, Chicagoans and the citizens of Miami are all familiar with delis, frequent them and entertain their families and business associates there. Until 1970’s, the word deli was unknown in New York, instead of delicatessen (German for delicacies) stress owned and managed by German immigrants. Then gradually […]

Book review: Best European Fiction 2010.
Book Reviews

Book review: Best European Fiction 2010.

This anthology is collection of stories from 30 European countries written by well-established writers and others whose fictitious stories were never translated and published before. They are from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Albania, Slovakia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, and Austria. Bringing together Irish plot twists with Albanian childhood, […]

Galicia’s Gastronomy is Unique.
Food

Galicia’s Gastronomy is Unique.

Galicia Spain is, by European standards, a big country with distinct regions inhabited by distinct people – Basques in the northeast, Galicians in the northwest, Catalans in southeast, mixed races in Andalusia and Castellans in the center. All of these people created unique cuisines using the food their environments provide. […]

Hong Kong.
Travel

Hong Kong.

Hong Kong The English merchants and the government of the Untied Kingdom made this memorable city famous and prosperous. After the First Opium War (1839 – 1842), it became a colony of Britain until 1997, when an accord between the people’s republic of China and the United Kingdom declared it […]

Book review: Liquid Memory.
Book Reviews

Book review: Liquid Memory.

Jonathan Nossiter, and award-winning filmmaker and former sommelier, had his first taste of wine from his father’s fingertip at the age of three in Paris. He loves wine, but not every wine. For him, wine must taste of its terroir, that nebulous concept French popularized. Unquestionably, there is something to […]

Picnics – Al Fresco Lunch for Summertime.
Food

Picnics – Al Fresco Lunch for Summertime.

Picnic Given the short duration of summers in northern countries, people enjoy picnics as often as practicable when the weather starts turning warm. Picnics can occur anywhere, anytime and spontaneously, or may be planned as a family outing. Spontaneous picnics in a city would simply involve a fresh baguette, a […]

Delightful Wines of Jonata in Santa Ynez, California.
Wine

Delightful Wines of Jonata in Santa Ynez, California.

Wines of Jonata in Santa Ynez Santa Ynez, located approximately 150 kms. north of Los Angeles, has been producing wine for well over 50 years. Now, the owners of the famous Screaming Eagle winery in Napa Valley, started Jonata in Santa Ynez selecting sites most suitable for pinot noir, cabernet […]