Month: August 2015

Caviar
Food

Caviar Update

For four decades now, food writers have been warning gourmets all over the world that sturgeons of the Caspian Sea are close to extinction. Russians and Iranians have been catching the stately sturgeon to obtain caviar that had become the luxury food of preference for the super rich. Champagne producers […]

Sake
Spirits

Kampai – Toronto (Festival of Sake – 2015 Toronto)

Japan’s national alcoholic beverage sake has now become an international icon. Japanese-owned businesses in foreign countries always entertain clients in local sushi and sashimi restaurants that naturally stock a range of sakes. They effectively promote sake and Japanese culture wherever they do business. There are more than 1500 sake breweries […]

Book Review: There was and there was not
Book Reviews

Book Review: There was and there was not

The author grew up in the U.S.A, but her family ensured that she never forgot her roots of Armenian heritage. California is home to thousands of Armenians from any Middle Eastern and other countries, this being the result of the genocide of 1915 perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire’s elite ministers, […]

Vintages Release
Wine Wine Reviews

Professor B’s August 22 Vintages Release Recommendations

This mid-summer release features northwestern North American wine producing regions – Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Geographically northwestern North America is natural topographical region. Political events between England and France divided the region into two belonging to Canada and the U.S.A. An American professor of geography rightly called it Ecotopia […]

Book Review: The Myths of Safe Pesticides
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Myths of Safe Pesticides

Chemical-based conventional agriculture proponents claim that the synthesized concoctions sold as pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides are safe, if and when used as directed. This is a myth, as most, if not all of these chemical concoctions have not been thoroughly field-tested by independent scientists. Government agencies in charge rely mostly […]

Book Review: A thousand miles to freedom
Book Reviews

Book Review: A thousand miles to freedom

The author was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive, oppressive, and impenetrable countries on the modern world. As a child, she loved her native country; She had no exposure to other cultures or countries. She simply believed the lies she was fed by the regime. When she […]

New World Rieslings worth Seeking
Wine

New World Rieslings worth Seeking

For most wine enthusiasts Germany is “the” is the cradle and best country producing the finest Rieslings. While there is no doubt the delicacy and elegance of German Rieslings from Mosel and Rheingau, there are several New World countries that produce very fine Rieslings worth seeking from specialized retailers. Riesling […]

Book Review: Reflections on the Ring Road Iceland
Book Reviews

Book Review: Reflections on the Ring Road Iceland

Reflections on the Ring Road Iceland Photography by George Fischer, Sean Fisher, Jon Gauti Jonsson Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, Nova Scotia 304 pages, $ 39.95 Iceland in the northern Atlantic Ocean is a beautiful and unique county that was settled in 874 A.D by Norwegians. The island was ruled by Norway […]