Month: December 2017

All Soldiers Run Away
Book Reviews

Book – All Soldiers Run Away

Some soldiers are heroic, others naïve, and quite a few desert to escape the mental and physical injury that war theatres create. (According to historians some 50,000 to 180, 000 deserted from both sides during World War II). Andy Owen, himself a soldier of both Iraq and Afghanistan wars, tells […]

Best Food Writing 2016
Book Reviews

Book – Best Food Writing 2016

Holly Hughes started the series in 2000, and has continued to date. Each edition seems to get more interesting. The 16th edition has been categorized into – The Way We Eat Now (seven articles), “Down The Hatch” (5), Cooking The Books (6), The Family Table (6), Foodways (6), Dining Around (6), […]

Coming to My Senses
Book Reviews

Book – Coming to My Senses

Alice Waters is largely credited with introduction the taste buds of Americans to tasty food. When she opened the now famous restaurant in Berkeley, few were aware of California’s quality produce and how profound it tastes when properly cooked, and artfully presented. She, a natural connoisseur of quality food and […]

In Vino Duplicitas
Book Reviews

Book – In Vino Duplicitas

Fine wine collectors are rarefied, rich, individuals, and obsessed to acquire famous things at any price, without knowing much about the subject. This is how a young, gifted, and unknown Indonesian could enter the world of wine collectors and auctioneers. He was a free-spender with a fine palate, and evil […]

Vintages Release
Wine Wine Reviews

Vintages Release December 9 by Professor B

Every year, Vintages management releases a large selection of wines especially selected red and sparkling products. This release contains an unusually large selection of American and Ontario white wines. Out of the 45 listed there are 20 chardonnay-based and chardonnay blends. It is well known that chardonnay wines are very […]

Circle of Canada Fortified Wine Tasting – 2017
Wine Wine Reviews

Circle of Canada Fortified Wine Tasting – 2017

It has now become a tradition to taste fortified wines before Christmas. Most people enjoy fortified wines especially around Christmas and New Year’s Eve, although all are perfectly suitable to drink throughout the year, given teh right occasion. Dry sherries can be served as aperitifs or with tapas. They are […]