It’s blood orange season! In our house, that means tuna season to a large degree. Tuna and blood oranges, for us, go hand-in-hand like Manti Te’o and lying. Or Lance Armstrong and bullying (I’m testing the limits of SEO). Michelle’s Bangs! Sloane! JaMarcus Russell is fat! While this meal isn’t cheap, coming in at around... Read more »
Was it authentic? Don’t know. I’ve never been to Thailand. I do know Thai flavors. I know how the best ones make me feel and that’s insanely clean, led by rice vinegar, good chilies, garlic, soy and fish sauce. Hot, clean, deep, refreshing and good. And when you can eat red meat while never feeling... Read more »
I’ve always hated the taste of a can of pork and beans. Something dripping with sadness about it, tasting like the unsaid food a Raymond Carver character would be eating alone in a kitchen as he stares at the clock and contemplates a life unexpected, ineffectual and forgotten. Fancy meat and beans is another matter.... Read more »
The marriage of a Greek to a Portuguese would be a weird one. All that Greeky gregariousness mixing with Portuguese reticence and historical sadness? Odd hook-up in my book. Or maybe it would work. Certainly did in the food and wine realm last night.
Greek food isn't defined by its bigness. It's defined by its contrast of earthiness and brightness. This Douro red slides right in by offering exactly that - earthy, spicy, herby core lifted by an acid that keeps it springy, pause-y, pucker-y and oh-so non-pricey pleasant...
Wine intimidates the crap out of people. But if I could convey one thing about wine, one of its biggest joys is being so wrong about it. It’s even better when your wrongness couldn’t be more wrong is its wrong wrongness. There are times when I’m so wrong, I have to take some time to... Read more »
Seemed fitting to cap the year with two new French wine friends that harkened back to a great 2012 Spanish vacation. And a third wine friend that tasted just like it did when we had it on this rooftop in September. It was a review of sorts on New Year’s Eve, with wine that highlighted... Read more »