The Food and Wine Hedonist

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How to Life

Despite there being a wealth of material in this campaign season I can be snarky about give powerful insight on and my strong personal views, I haven’t  felt a need … Continue reading

November 7, 2016 · 15 Comments

Top Chef California Episode 5: Big Gay Wedding

In the Elimination Challenge this week, the contestants catered a big group wedding for 25 same-sex couples and I was a little agitated at the concept of the episode.  Mainly … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Sigh… It’s tax time.

It’s times like these that I really wish I were a good enough writer to be able to impart to you just how much I loathe taxes. I’m not talking … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #7 – Devotion: The Politics of Wine

The following is my entry into this month’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge 7 (#MWWC7), hosted by last month’s winner, the SAHMmelier. * This is a series of challenges where wine … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 26 Comments

Bringing Back the 90s: Presidential Edition

Next Tuesday is election day here in the US, so I figured I should devote this month’s 90s post to presidential politics.  But I hate writing about politics.  Don’t get … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 7 Comments

The Republican Party Can Thank Me Later

I was busy at work yesterday and I heard the home phone ringing. As I was expecting a call, I jumped from my desk and ran into the next room … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 12 Comments

What We Saw in Detroit

This past winter we were supposed to go skiing  in scenic Colorado, but there were some circumstances that prevented us going.  So we decided to go to exotic Cleveland.  Ok, … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · 10 Comments

Guilty Pleasures – The SOPA Edition

The big news this week was that several popular sites – Google, Craigslist, Wikipedia, WordPress – voluntarily went dark or had censorship images on their home pages to protest SOPA … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Top Chef Texas – Episode 5: “Don’t be Tardy for the Dinner Party”

Last Week’s Episode    Next week’s Episode Damn.  I’m starting to get roped in.  I was really thinking I could drop off this show by playing the angle of “”no hot … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · 7 Comments

Farmers Market Adventures – Sorrel

I love the Farmers’ market.  Sure, it’s packed with slow-moving old people, even slower families with strollers, and hipsters who don’t know shit about cooking or gardening. But the good … Continue reading

June 15, 2011 · 4 Comments