The Food and Wine Hedonist

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The Avocado Menace

So it seems the simple avocado is right up there with malaria and Pablo Escobar as a major threat to humankind. Recently Tim Gurner, an Australian real estate mogul, said … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · 9 Comments

Open That Bottle Night 2016

This Saturday, February 27th, is the 17th annual “Open That Bottle Night”.   The premise is simple – chances are you have a special bottle (or in my case several) of … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 12 Comments

Food for Commoners – Outback Steakhouse

Some of the most popular shows on cable are the ones where a food expert like Bourdain or Zimmern go to exotic restaurants across the world.  Sometimes they’re fancy, upscale … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 36 Comments

Are you a Cook or a Baker?

Let’s just get this out of the way right now – I suck at baking. As much as I’ve tried, I can’t do both. Why are the two disciplines different? … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 25 Comments

Burrito Guide Updates for April 2012 – Is Taco Bell ready for the Big Leagues?

As a kid growing up in the Chicago area, our parents would take us out to eat every Friday and we’d take turns choosing where to go.  Two of the … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · 5 Comments

Wine Tasting and Epic Wine Cellar Cleaning

A month or two ago, there was Groupon for an in-home wine tasting by Wines for Humanity.  For $59, a wine expert comes to you home and  offer guides a … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 10 Comments

Burrito Guide Updates for March 2012: Eastern Hemisphere in da house!

I’m getting ever closer in my quest for world burrito domination!  Two of these reviews come from Asia and Australia so that leaves just Europe and Africa as the only … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · 4 Comments