WINE: Châteauneuf du Pape, A Great Red Wine From Provence

A few weeks ago, we received a pitch promoting particular wines for International Châteauneuf du Pape day, held on the third Friday in September (today). It inspired us to write about the wine, one of our favorite reds. Châteauneuf-du-Pape (pronounced pop) isn’t a wine common to American wine lists these days. It’s pretty pricey, with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 20 Ways To Use Flavored / Infused Olive Oils

Basil, rosemary and other infused olive oils have a life beyond salad (photo courtesy Alta Cucina Italia). [2] Garlic olive oil with crushed red pepper and tri-color peppercorns (photo courtesy Style Craze). [3] Use olive oil and herbs as pasta sauce. Here, garlic, crushed red pepper do the trick. See the recipe from Real Simple.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pick A Better Cheese For Your Cheeseburger

September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day. That typically means a slice of supermarket American, cheddar or Swiss cheese: The same old, same old. How about some better cheese, for a change? Murray’s, a New York City cheese and specialty food store, has a separate restaurant that has fine cheeses in every course. If this is…
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