THURSDAY SIPS & NIBBLES

I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food...

Georgian Chacha: The Devil's Brandy

GEORGIAN CHACHA: THE DEVIL'S BRANDY

In the legends of the country of Georgia, wine was a gift from God while chacha, a pomace brandy, was a creation of the devil. It's...

 
 
 
Cockburn's Port: The Largest Port Lodge In Vila Nova de Gaia

COCKBURN'S PORT: THE LARGEST PORT LODGE IN VILA NOVA DE GAIA

On my first day in Portugal , we spent some time walking around the city of Porto, seeing some of the historic sites, Above, you can...

RANT: DON'T DRINK & DRIVE!!!

It couldn't be any simpler so listen carefully. This is one of the most important pieces of advice you will receive this season. Please...

 
 
 

THURSDAY SIPS & NIBBLES

I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food...

SIPS & NIBBLES: THANKSGIVING EDITION

I'm offering a special Thanksgiving edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming...

 
 
 
The Douro River Region: Beauty & Thriving Amidst Adversity

THE DOURO RIVER REGION: BEAUTY & THRIVING AMIDST ADVERSITY

"Few plants can live, much less thrive, in the physical conditions of the Douro valley, where chunks of rock are found instead of soil,...

Rant: Support NECAT & Transform Lives

RANT: SUPPORT NECAT & TRANSFORM LIVES

For at least the last few years, including very recently, numerous sources have noted that Boston has a shortage of cooks and restaurant...

 
 
 
Quinta do Vallado: A Douro Winery With A Rich History

QUINTA DO VALLADO: A DOURO WINERY WITH A RICH HISTORY

When I received my initial itinerary for my journey to Portugal , I was pleased to see that we were going to visit Quinta do Vallado...

THURSDAY SIPS & NIBBLES

I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food...

 
 
 
How Was The 2018 Douro Harvest?

HOW WAS THE 2018 DOURO HARVEST?

How was the 2018 harvest in the Douro River region? During my trip to Portugal , we visited several wineries, including Caves da Murganheira...

Quinta de Covela: Showcasing The Diversity Of Vinho Verde

QUINTA DE COVELA: SHOWCASING THE DIVERSITY OF VINHO VERDE

For many people, Vinho Verde is a slightly effervescent, light, fruity, low alcohol, and sometimes mildly sweet, Portuguese white wine....

 
 
 
Casa do Paço de Dalvares: Dining Like A Monk

CASA DO PAÇO DE DALVARES: DINING LIKE A MONK

Here I am, dressed for dinner. Yes, that was the proper dress for a dinner I enjoyed during my time in Portugal. Everyone dressed like...

Rant: Stop Stressing Over Thanksgiving Wines

RANT: STOP STRESSING OVER THANKSGIVING WINES

Every year countless people stress over which wines to pair with their Thanksgiving dinner. They read all the wine articles, which...

 
 
 

THURSDAY SIPS & NIBBLES

I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food...

Casa Lapão's Convent Sweets: Tasty, Local & Handmade

CASA LAPÃO'S CONVENT SWEETS: TASTY, LOCAL & HANDMADE

In Portugal, as opposed to France, it's more about sweets rather than pastries. In addition, Portuguese pastries tend to use more sugar...

 
 
 
Caves da Murganheira: Blue Granite Caves & Sparkling Wines

CAVES DA MURGANHEIRA: BLUE GRANITE CAVES & SPARKLING WINES

If you love Sparkling Wine, if Bubbly excites your palate, then you need to seek out Caves da Murganheira , a producer of Espumante,...

2016 Alto do Joa Tinto: 20 Grapes, Old Vines, & Amazing Value

2016 ALTO DO JOA TINTO: 20 GRAPES, OLD VINES, & AMAZING VALUE

As I've often said, you can find some amazing value wines in Portugal and during my recent trip to Portugal , the 2016 Alto do Joa...

 
 
 
Matosinhos, Leixões & O Gaveto Restaurant

MATOSINHOS, LEIXÕES & O GAVETO RESTAURANT

According to Matosinhos World's Best Fish , the coastal city of Matosinhos, bordering Porto, is "Europe's largest cluster of restaurants...

Douro Palace Hotel: The Creativity Of Eça Restaurant

DOURO PALACE HOTEL: THE CREATIVITY OF EÇA RESTAURANT

A stunning view of the Douro River from my room's balcony at the Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa , one of the hotels I stayed in during...

 
 
 



Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Apple Cider Sorbet

Apple Cider Sorbet

Light, simple, just one ingredient and so, so good. Make this apple cider sorbet sooner rather than later. I batched cooked over the weekend, prepping for the days ahead with... Read more ...

Spicy Chili Crisp and Peanut Ice Cream (with Spicy Chili Crisp Peanut Sesame...

Spicy Chili Crisp and Peanut Ice Cream (with Spicy Chili Crisp Peanut Sesame Brittle)

Sweets with a salty, savory hint have always been around-think the pinch of salt in a chocolate-chip cookie recipe. But in recent years, it's become a selling point. From... Read more ...

Stovetop Brussels Sprouts

Stovetop Brussels Sprouts

These tangy glazed brussels sprouts w/pops of sweet currants & smoky bacon are an easy delicious one-pan side dish. Great for the holidays. Read more ...

Roasted Sweet Potato Medallions with Blue Cheese and Mustard Sauce

Roasted Sweet Potato Medallions with Blue Cheese and Mustard Sauce

SPONSORED POST: From Dijon Originale mustard to Cornichons, Maille has a rich heritage starting in 1747 that honors tradition. Check out these easy recipes that pack great... Read more ...

Cranberry Relish: The NPR Recipe That Divides Thanksgiving Tables

Cranberry Relish: The NPR Recipe That Divides Thanksgiving Tables

It's the Friday before Thanksgiving, which means it's time for the annual recitation of Mama Stamberg's cranberry relish. Love it or hate it? Listeners weigh in. (Image credit... Read more ...

Cream Puffs and Profiteroles | Make Ahead Mondays

Cream Puffs and Profiteroles | Make Ahead Mondays

Cream Puffs are one of the world's easiest impressive foods. Make your choux pastry ahead of time, pipe or scoop the pastry onto a lined sheet pan, then freeze. You can... Read more ...

1st Birthday Cake

1st Birthday Cake

It has 2 tiers, 6-inch diameter layers of delicious banana bread cake with a cream cheese frosting, naturally sweetened & natural sprinkles Read more ...

Stuffed Green Peppers

Stuffed Green Peppers

A new spin on the traditional stuffed green peppers...this healthy low carb recipe uses cauliflower rice, mushrooms, and Italian sausage. Read more ...

Chocolate and Pear Almond Tart

Chocolate and Pear Almond Tart

A rich, and delicious gluten free chocolate tart filled with ground almonds and cut pears. Served with chocolate soil! Great for autumn! Read more ...

Healthy Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Healthy Green Bean Casserole Recipe

This Healthy Green Bean Casserole with Crunchy Onions will be your new favorite holiday recipe out of all healthy Thanksgiving recipes. It's made with fresh green beans and... Read more ...