Culinary Travels

Sips Along The Way

Each glass of wine is part of a never-ending journey. That observation was often stated by Jim Sanders, an embodiment of wine and food expertise, a combination soldier, scholar, traveler, chef, winemaker, importer, retailer and restauranteur. Like a potter with clay, Sanders transformed wine beginners like me into something more than a curious drinker. His …

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The Emergence of the Cocktail

The Sazeracby Tim McNally Memories of New Orleans are dominated by unforgettable experiences that to me define the city. Legendary restaurants, Royal Street art galleries, electric streetcars, the Victorian splendor of Garden District mansions and omnipresent European architecture. Street characters like mimes and musicians dot the French Quarter, sharing space with shoe shiners who miraculously …

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The Gourmet Highway: Those Smiling Irish Eyes

After visits to Ireland, I changed. The daily grind at home was more bearable. Reading became a preferred discipline and the live stage remains far more appealing than a movie. Those great books of literature, plays and poetry took on new prominence. Joyce, Yeats, Shaw, Wilde and Heaney became part of ordinary conversation. And, there …

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Five Homemade Ornaments to Fill Your Christmas Tree with Love

Many people will be spending more time at home this holiday season. While Christmas and the New Year make look different, family’s are looking forward to creating new traditions within their household.   A full Christmas tree can make one feel warm and cozy. A homemade ornament cannot only help fill those gaps, but it can …

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Two Dozen Inns Paint Picturesque Holiday Getaway to Encourage Regional Travel and Boost Morale

Twenty-four inns, beds and breakfast and boutique hotels across the country are banding together to encourage travelers to go it alone, fill their tanks, and seize the season. The promotion, called A Very Drivable Holiday, aims to forge a connection with regional travelers, offer a respite from being stuck at home, and provide a safe …

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