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Featured: Breadfruit Three Ways

Breadfruit has, up until recently, been missing from my list of fantastic foods. Not because I didn't like it, but only because we had never crossed paths. My sister has been a raving fan for years, and I am holding her responsible for not being more adamant that I try them.

Breadfruit has, up until recently, been missing from my list of fantastic foods. Not because I didn’t like it, but only because we had never crossed paths. My sister has been a raving fan for years, and I am holding her responsible for not being more adamant that I try them. Breadfruit is a close relative of Jackfruit. The fruit grows on trees that can reach up to 85 feet, with the actual fruit...

Asia: One Fine Friday in Dubai

Friday is an official rest day in United Arab Emirates. It’s a family day after the Jumuah (Arabic term for Friday prayers). Muslim brothers gather in the mosque for their Jumuah and afterwards, head home for family lunch and get together. Most families take this chance to catch up with each other’s lives after sharing a sumptuous lunch of traditional food such as biryani. It’s a chance for my...

Featured: Chocolate for Dinner: Savory Recipes for Every Chocoholic

There’s a pork craze happening these days, and it seems that every bakery case in Chicago is featuring homemade chocolate-covered bacon. Tempting indeed. Sweet, smoky, savory — a three-toned flavor combination that must have been created by the cacao gods themselves. But let’s get beyond the chocolate-bacon fix. Chocolate is a secret ingredient in all sorts of savory dishes, from sauces and...

Tasting: Host a Wine and Cheese Party This Summer

California summer days are officially here! The weather had been unpredictable for the last few weeks giving us shivering cold nights, dreaded overcast skies and scattered showers. Goodbye bad weather and hello warm sunshine kisses. What I love best about the summer are the parties. The idea of getting together with old friends and new ones strikes me as a great way to spend the afternoon mingling,...

Grape Varietals: What is Sustainable Wine?

Sustainable wine is often confused with organic wine, these two things are not mutually exclusive. Sustainable wine may or may not be organic and wines that are produced organically, may or may not adhere to sustainability guidelines. Sustainable wine is defined as follows

Sustainable wine is often confused with organic wine, these two things are not mutually exclusive. Sustainable wine may or may not be organic and wines that are produced organically, may or may not adhere to sustainability guidelines. Sustainable wine is defined as follows: “The inherent concept is that the product has been made in such a manner that it will allow the vineyards and environment...

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