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Celebrating Ethiopian Christmas in L.A.

Posted January 7, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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Nes Abegaze and her mother, Azla Mekonnen, spent this past weekend preparing for Christmas. No, they’re not wickedly late, nor ridiculously early. The food they were cooking is for Tuesday, which, thanks to the Coptic Church’s use of the Julian calendar, is Ethiopian Christmas.

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Cabs From Coombsville

Posted November 24, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Tournesol wines from the Coombsville appellation.

This guest post comes to us from Mira Advani Honeycutt, author of California’s Central Coast, The Ultimate Winery Guide: From Santa Barbara to Paso Robles. She frequently contributes wine and travel pieces to the Good Food Blog.
“The more interesting the food, the less you want the wine to be imposing,” commented Christopher Howell, who crafts elegant wines at NapaValley’s Cain Vineyard & Winery.
Cain and some …

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The Legendary Sassicaia, and Other Iconic Italian Wines

Posted September 30, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
A selection of cheeses paired with Italian wines at Sofitel Hotel's Esterel restaurant.

This guest post comes to us from Mira Advani Honeycutt, author of California’s Central Coast, The Ultimate Winery Guide: From Santa Barbara to Paso Robles. She frequently contributes wine and travel pieces to the Good Food Blog.
I have long waited to savor Tuscany’s Sassicaia, and here I was at Kobrand’s Italian tasting at Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles, where this legendary glass of wine stood …

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Cabernet and Acoustic Guitar

Posted September 18, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Grenache grapes awaiting harvest

This guest post comes to us from Mira Advani Honeycutt, author of California’s Central Coast, The Ultimate Winery Guide: From Santa Barbara to Paso Robles. She frequently contributes wine and travel pieces to the Good Food Blog.
It’s not often that I find myself tasting wine and listening to acoustic guitar music – both creations of the same person.
But that’s the experience we had at Domaine …

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Rhône Rangers Ride Into Town

Tablas Creek's Jason Haas had the busiest table at the Rhône Rangers' tasting at  Vibiana over the weekend.

This guest post comes to us from Mira Advani Honeycutt, author of California’s Central Coast, The Ultimate Winery Guide: From Santa Barbara to Paso Robles. She frequently contributes wine and travel pieces to the Good Food Blog.
“They let you plant Syrah in Russian River?” I joked to William Allen, who produces Rhône varietal wines in that part of Sonoma County, renowned for its Pinot Noir.
I …

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What to serve at a Napa Valley wine auction?

Posted June 6, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Gott's Ahi Burger with Shafer Vineyard's 2006 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon.

This guest post comes to us from Mira Advani Honeycutt, author of California’s Central Coast, The Ultimate Winery Guide: From Santa Barbara to Paso Robles. She frequently contributes wine and travel pieces to the Good Food Blog.
Napa Valley has its share of star chefs. So at this year’s Auction Napa Valley, the event organizers decided to include a food truck, a group of Bravo’s Top …

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Move Over Rhône Rangers – Here Comes Paso’s Bordeaux Brigade

Posted May 21, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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This guest post comes to us from Mira Advani Honeycutt, author of California’s Central Coast, The Ultimate Winery Guide: From Santa Barbara to Paso Robles. She frequently contributes wine and travel pieces to the Good Food Blog.
The Central Coast wine region of Paso Robles is noted for its Rhône varietals. So I was surprised to see booths pouring Cabernet Sauvignon wines outnumber Rhône wines at …

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Cook the Book: Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House that Herring Built

Posted April 16, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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This guest-post comes to us from food-writer Joy Hui Lin.

A stroll around New York’s Lower East Side will lead you inevitably to the storefront of Russ And Daughters Appetizing with all its delights. After more than a century in the appetizing business handed down through four generations, Mark Russ Federman has put to page detailing the history of the family’s business and the Lower East …

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Rieslings from Mosel

Posted March 25, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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This guest post comes to us from Mira Advani Honeycutt, author of California’s Central Coast, The Ultimate Winery Guide: From Santa Barbara to Paso Robles. She frequently contributes wine and travel pieces to the Good Food Blog.

Most Americans think of Riesling as a wine on the sweet side. But Rieslings from Germany’s Mosel region are dry, refreshing the palate with a riot of stone fruit …

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A Spanish Soiree

Posted March 4, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

This guest post comes to us from Mira Advani Honeycutt, author of California’s Central Coast, The Ultimate Winery Guide: From Santa Barbara to Paso Robles. She frequently contributes wine and travel pieces to the Good Food Blog.
I’ve always enjoyed Tempranillos, Granachas, Albarinos and Verdejos from Spain. Last week for the first time I tasted Prieto Picudo and Mencia.
Spanish wine aficionados, look out for these two …

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