Month: April 2016

Carrascal
Wine Wine Reviews

Top Wine under 20$ from Bodega Weinert

Top Wine under 20$ – Carrascal 2010 Grape : MALBEC 40%, CABERNET SAUVIGNON 40%, MERLOT 20%. From Argentine and Bodega Weinert. Tasting notes – 2015 This is a wine we like very much. It has good and smooth fullness throughout with flavors of ripe dark berries, spice and barrel. The […]

2016 Annual Ontario Wine Tasting
Wine Wine Reviews

2016 Annual Ontario Wine Tasting

Wine Country Ontario, the official Ontario wine promotion agency decided to organize this year’s tasting in the Royal Ontario Museum. Wine writers were given an opportunity to taste for two hours in a separate room. This was much appreciated, as walk around tastings force superficial evaluations. The benefits of quick […]

food and cooking
Book Reviews

Book review: On food and cooking

Harold McGee’s completely revised On Food And Cooking is an absolute requirement for every cook, executive chef, and amateur week-end entertainer. This outstanding reference book on ingredients and techniques explains clearly how they react when heated, or exposed to acids. It covers the chemistry of various foods and cooking processes […]

love of wine
Book Reviews

Book review: For the love of wine

Alice Feiring is an avowed natural wine lover who was smitten with Georgian wines in 2011 after arriving in this old Caucasian country that still practices traditional production technology. Georgia is one of the oldest wine producing countries of the world, and winemakers prefer to follow tradition rather than using […]

Cure back pain
Book Reviews

Book review: Cure back pain

More and more people suffer from back pain as a result of poor posture, sitting all the time in front of computers or performing clerical work, eating mostly processed, highly refined foods and failure to exercise on a regular basis. All of the above accumulate over time, and result in […]

Book review: 200 Best sheet pan meals
Book Reviews

Book review: 200 Best sheet pan meals

One-pot meals used to be popular with busy housewives holding down jobs; now the focus seems to canter on sheet pan meals. They eliminate the necessity of constantly checking the progress of cooking, and above all, cleaning up requires much less time and effort. The book starts with explaining how […]