The Food and Wine Hedonist

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4th Annual Pieathalon – Savoury Pie

Sometimes I’m a sucker.  Correction – sometimes I’m NOT a sucker. Last summer I got invited by my longtime blogging bud Yinzerella, who writes the ever-entertaining Dinner is Served 1972.  … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · 17 Comments

Inspirational Lettuce Wraps

It’s been wayyyyyy too long since I’ve written a post here.  The past couple of months have been absolutely crazy with… with…   Eh, screw it.  I have been pretty … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

California Hedonizing – Los Angeles, Day 1

We were supposed to go down to Houston on New Year’s Day to spend a week with my in-laws.     But there was a change of plans to where … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 2: Southern Hospitality

In last week’s episode, there was an uncomfortable moment where two chefs had to compete one-on-one to stay in the game at the site of a former plantation.   Gerald … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 14 Comments

A2 Drinks – Ann Arbor Distilling Company

Everyone knows about the craft beer explosion and I, for one, am very happy about it.    Michigan has been one of the leaders quality breweries, but other states have … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

What the Summer Olympics were Missing

I’m getting bummed that the Olympics are almost over.   Not only have I enjoyed watching the actual games, I love all the story lines.  Like, would Michael Phelps and … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · 10 Comments

Tears and Cheers

I’ve been thinking a lot about the many things that I enjoy in life – family, friends, food, drink, music, movies, golf, tennis, skiing, travel…    Most of them are … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · 13 Comments

Top Chef California Episode 6: Banannaise

This has been a pretty good season of Top Chef. For the most part they’ve kept the non-cooking drama to a minimum – no weepy person wanting to go home … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

#TBT Recipe: Sweet and Sour Radishes

Way, way, back in the beginning of this blog I used to do pro football predictions.   To tie it in with the site, I spun a fruit or vegetable … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

#TBT Recipe: Beet Slaw

Way, way, back in the beginning of this blog I used to do pro football predictions.   To tie it in with the site, I spun a fruit or vegetable … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · Leave a comment