Friday, December 28, 2018
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This thin-crusted regional specialty is cooked in wood-fired ovens
Pain de'epices is served in festive shapes
Friday, December 14, 2018
Although Bar Espana has a dining room, I prefer tapas at their bar
- Bar Espana: Filled with locals, this great-vibe tapas bar is <10 minutes walking from Palmas’s Cathedral. Go early (opens 6:30pm). https://www.facebook.com/barespanyapalma
- Abaco: a drop-dead gorgeous setting near the above tapas bar. Although they serve food in the upstairs dining room, I suggest going only for a glass of Cava in the magnifico downstairs---one of the most stupendous settings I’ve ever laid my eyes on. http://bar-abaco.es
- Sa Torre de Santa Eugenia: Located only a 20 minute drive from Palma inland, this is my favorite place on the entire island. The dining room is located in the estate’s old winery, and the chef is one of the best on Mallorca. Better yet, why not stay in one of the hacienda’s gorgeous rooms and simply stroll to and from dinner? https://www.sa-torre.com
Viva Mallorca! Feliz Navidad !
Friday, December 7, 2018
My recipe comes from my husband's brother, John, who gifts us each holiday season with two of these outrageous treats (it used to be one, but a few years ago I ate nearly the entire gift so he now sends one to my husband, and one to me). John informed me that the recipe he uses appeared years ago in the local newspaper of his wife Iva Lou's family in Oklahoma. John, who was a Superintendent of Schools in Kansas, began making this fruitcake years ago as Christmas gifts for his teachers. Seems his troops liked it so much that their cakes began requesting them in October! I can certainly understand why.
supermarket version will work). I use both red and green to give it that yuletide
version will work)
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In October 2020 Wine-Knows taken over an olive estate in Sicily for two nights. But, this isn’t just any olive estate. This one produces award-winning oil that is used by many of Sicily’s Michelin star chefs. Participants will have a unique opportunity to pick olives, watch the birthing of an extra virgin oil, and then taste on the very same day. Here's a recipe we learned at a former visit with Wine-Knows.
Unfortunately, the trip to Sicily for the olive harvest in 2020 is SOLD OUT. Do let us know if you have an interest in the waiting list. www.WineKnowsTravel.com.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Originally from France, Fleur de Sel translates to "flower of salt." It is so named because of its flower-like pattern of crystals. Now made in other parts of the world, the product goes by the name of Flor de Sal in both Portugal and Spain. Regardless of country of origin, the process is the same. As seawater dries in special shallow pools called salt "farms," a delicate crust forms on the top. Once the water completely evaporates the dried salt "flowers" must be harvested by hand due to their fragile nature. It's a painstaking, labor-intensive process. Thus the salt's high price ($10 for four ounces in the US).
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Dinner in a Vietnamese family home is a symphony of smells, sounds, colors & flavors
Toasted white sesame seeds & peanuts create an unexpected crunch in this salad
Touch is also an important sense in Vietnam’s cuisine. Egg rolls and spring rolls are both examples of hands actually touching the food. Often served as appetizers to awaken the appetite, the sense of direct contact with the food is an important opening to the remainder of the meal.
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