Pintxos Please

Spain's Marqués de Riscal Winery Collaborates with Donostia in NYC on a Basque-Inspired Tasting Menu

by: Madelyn Gagnon

The cuisine at New York’s Donostia brings España to the Big Apple: By specializing in pintxos, which hail from Basque region, the restaurant seeks to highlight traditional flavors and cooking techniques from northern Spain. Often categorized with tapas, pintxos follow a different serving process: According to José Luís Muguiro Jr., Brand Ambassador for Spanish winery […]

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From Sicily to Naples, Florida

Chef Vincenzo Betulia of Osteria Tulia Leads a Farm-to-Table Revolution in the Sunshine State

by: Madelyn Gagnon

Move over, Florida oranges: There’s a new crop in town. The state harbors nearly 32,000 acres of tomato fields, yet many are unaware Florida also grows the largest amount of fresh-market tomatoes in the U.S. The largest tomato producer across the pond in Europe, naturally, is Italy, so it makes sense that Sicilian-born chef Vincenzo […]

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A New Cherry Heyday

Wisconsin's Stalwart Growers Reinvent the Fruit as a Form of Craft Agriculture

by: Elyse Glickman

The evolution of cottage industries into large-scale commercial movements has defined the American economy since its inception, yet the emergence of craft beers, craft spirits, and farmers markets from coast to coast underscores exactly why the former seem to be back in full force. With the uniformity that comes from mass production, is it surprising […]

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New Orleans in a Glass

Exploring the World of Foraged Cocktails With Alan Walter Of New Orleans’ Loa Bar

As Creative Director at the Loa Bar in the International House Hotel, a premiere boutique hotel in New Orleans, Alan Walter forages ingredients local to New Orleans year-round for his craft cocktail menu. Walter tries to evoke a sense of place in each sip of the bar’s original creations as he and lead bartender Nick […]

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Bottle up the Stigma

Normalizing Cannabis One Sip at a Time

by: Abby Read

The folks over at California Dreamin’ think it’s time to get casual with cannabis, so much so that the family-operated cannabis soda company launched a “Parents Appreciation Week” yesterday geared toward challenging the stigma surrounding the plant. Until November 25, customers who bring a parent into a participating California dispensary and purchase two bottles of […]

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Cooking with Cannabis

Elevating a Staple Soup to a Higher Plane

by: Abby Read

Nothing says fall like a good bowl of soup. This year, steer away from the tired combo of grilled cheese and tomato soup and instead dip your spoon into something a little leafier. In the recipes below, Chef Sebastian Carosi from the Pacific Northwest and the Bergin Hunt & Fish Club catering company shares his cannabis […]

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