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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Pair Wine And Beer with BBQs: A Simplified Guide

by: Jack Thompson

There is nothing as wonderful as enjoying a sizzling barbecue with a chilled well-matched drink, this adds to the beauty of even barbecuing in the first place. Just so we don’t leave you making the mistake of eating dry barbecues like a burger with no drink to wash the tasty bites down, we excellently put […]

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Alaska Crab Beignets

Alaska’s Wild Harvest

At Tutka Bay Lodge, Foraging is as natural as Alaska Seafood

by: Roger Morris

We are at Tutka Bay Lodge, which overlooks an inlet of Kachemak Bay—a 40-minute floatplane flight south of Anchorage—learning more about Alaska seafood and how to prepare it. But almost as important as the seafood itself, at Tutka Bay, the Dixons and their guides wouldn’t think about meal planning without first foraging in the dense woods and along the rocky seashore for ingredients to accompany the bounty from the nearby oceans and rivers.

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