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Featured: Lightened-Up Eggplant Parmesan Linguine Bake

Eating healthy doesn’t mean giving up the foods you love; it just means eating them in moderation. One of my all time favorite Italian dishes is Eggplant Parmesan, but due to the unforeseen amounts of fat and calories, I can’t exactly eat it anytime I want. I challenged myself to recreate a healthier version of Eggplant Parmesan at home by baking the eggplant instead of deep-frying it....

Artisans: The Venice Biennale enriches an already rich experience

On a whim, two years ago, I took a friend up on an offer to visit her in Venice, Italy over the summer. She was studying for a Masters in Art, a program through New York University, and rented an apartment in Dorsoduro. The Venice Biennale was happening during this summer, making the trip rich in contemporary international art as well as the centuries-old Renaissance and Venetian art for which the...

Artisans: Art in Winegrowing: Chad Melville's Samsara Wines

As southern Californians, we take advantage of our close proximity to lovely destinations with day trips as often as we can. Naturally, hitting up Santa Barbara county is a favorite jaunt and is beautiful no matter the season, but for me October and November are best. Driving through Buellton towards Lompoc on highway 246 in autumn, the setting is so idyllic it almost resembles a painted backdrop a...

Featured: Etty's Wine Pick: D. Ventura Viña do Burato 2010

D. Ventura is one of the foremost producers of Mencia in the region of Ribeira Sacra and this bottling is an absolute knockout. Super stylish and expressive, with great mineral depth, crystal clear purity, and immaculate freshness. Notes of earth and red cherry intermingle here and yield a wine that is just amazing. This is an incredible bargain considering what’s in the bottle, and is also...

Artisans: A Love Affair Begins With a Peach

I love a good farmers market. I love turning a city corner and seeing tables and tents set up, piled high with produce, breads, pastas, fruits, and meat. I can spend hours looking through the offerings, making rounds before purchasing, always leaving with a new artisanal cheese, a chicken, or a basket of vegetables. Often, I just leave with the ingredients I’ll need for dinner. Having spent so many...

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