Month: October 2016

offal
Food

Variety Cuts (Offal, Organ Meats)

In the 9170’s very few would consider buying variety cuts (aka offal’s), and only a few specialized butchers catering to immigrants would offer those parts. Turning your nose up at ingredients seldom found in North American cuisine for reasons of squeamishness is tantamount to looking down on gastronomic delights of […]

Vintages Release
Wine Wine Reviews

Wine Tasting October 15

Wine Tasting October 15 This 120 plus release is themed California and Piedmont. As can be expected, California wines represent a vast choice of red wines and a few chardonnays worth exploring. Surprisingly, there are no California sparkling wines, nor a big choice of pinot noirs. I am surprised that […]

The Cuban Cigar Handbook
Book Reviews

The Cuban Cigar Handbook

Cuban cigars enjoy a worldwide reputation. Cigar smokers interested in the minutia of tobacco growing, curing, sorting, curing, rolling, and packaging, will definitely benefit from this part cigar, part history, and part travelogue. The research before writing is extensive and was conducted hands-on by smoking many cigars both in Cuba […]

Super Sushi Ramen Express
Book Reviews

Super Sushi Ramen Express

Micheal Booth is one of the best floodwaters in the English-speaking countries of the world. In Super Sushi Ramen Express, a partially seminal, fully entertaining, authoritative, often funny travelogue, the author reveals how Japanese feel and behave about food. He writes about Japanese food, culture, and orderliness. Even the shinkanzen […]