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3rd Annual Pieathalon – Fidget Pie

One of the first blogs I ever followed was Yinzerella’s retro-food extravaganza Dinner is Served 1972, which was her attempt to go through a set of index card recipes from … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 21 Comments

The Veuve Clicquot Tour – #MWWC 25

How convenient is this? I’m right smack in the middle of posts about our recent trip to Paris and Amsterdam and the theme for the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #25 … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 15 Comments

I Had a DeLorean

A couple days ago was October 21, 2015.  For many people, it was a momentous, historic day.   Social media were abuzz with videos, memes, and tributes to that special … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Authentic Fettucine Alfredo

For you youngsters out there, back in the day a good resource for new recipes were these things called “magazines” that we used to buy in places called “bookstores”.   … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 12 Comments

Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #14: Tradition

This is a series of challenges where wine bloggers write a post around a given theme and somehow relate it to wine.  Voting is done and the winner gets to … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 10 Comments

Top Chef Boston Episode 9: Big Sausage

Previous Episode Next Episode  I always wonder how I’d do as a contestant on Top Chef.  Obviously, as a corporate schmuck with self-taught culinary skills, I’d get smoked.  Like beaten bad … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

Top Chef Boston Episode 7: Restaurant Wars

Previous Episode Next Episode  * Dagnabbit!! At the end of the last episode the previews said, “later this season…”  I thought for sure that the show would be taking a … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

Honky Covers: Hound Dog

A lot of people don’t like when musicians do covers of others’ songs, but I do.   Sometimes it’s done tongue-in-cheek, but most often they do it because they love … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · 7 Comments

Top Chef NOLA Recap – Defending Nicholas Elmi

Another season of Top Chef is over and there’s nothing like capturing the heat of the moment than writing a post a full two weeks after the season finale.  In … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 11 Comments

The True Meaning of Valentine’s Day

To this day I still don’t know why Boom Boom has NEVER liked Valentine’s Day. I sorta get it now since we’ve been together for so long.    Here’s how … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 7 Comments