GIFT: Maille Mustard Collection

A gourmet gift for a mustard lover. Photo courtesy Maille.   A Maille mustard boutique opened near us recently. If you love mustard, make it a destination stop when you visit Dijon, London, Melbourne, New York, Paris or Sydney. They are meccas for lovers of fine mustard, as well as gherkins, vinegars and vinaigrettes. The…
Continue reading “GIFT: Maille Mustard Collection”

RECIPE: National Shrimp Scampi Day

Shrimp Scampi, in garlic lemon butter. Photo courtesy Epicurean butter.   Today is National Shrimp Scampi Day. In our youth, it was one of the most popular recipes at Italian restaurants, often served atop a plate of linguine. The recipe can be quite simple: shrimp sautéed in garlic lemon butter. This recipe is a bit…
Continue reading “RECIPE: National Shrimp Scampi Day”

RECIPE: Mexican Fiesta Won Tons

Some fusion fare from QVC’s David Venable.   Here’s some fusion food for Cinco de Mayo from QVC’s Chef David Venable. You can make the wontons ahead of time and freeze them until you’re ready to fry and serve. “These little wontons are such a unique way to incorporate all those Tex-Mex flavors you love…
Continue reading “RECIPE: Mexican Fiesta Won Tons”

TIP OF THE DAY: Cava Instead Of Champagne

You may be thinking ahead to purchasing champagne for Mother’s Day. But you can save a lot of money with Cava, instead. Cava, the renowned Spanish sparkling wine, is produced in the region of Penedès, in northeast Spain, south of Barcelona. In the late 1800s, a Spanish vintner, Josep Raventós Fatjó of the Codorníu estate,…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Cava Instead Of Champagne”