Category Archives: Regional

North and South – A Visit to the Carolinas and Beyond – Part 2

The start to our trip was rewarding, but exhausting. One may ask, why go to the Carolinas in the very heart of the hot summer? The answer to the exhaustion and the question is one and the same – the […]

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North and South – A Visit to the Carolinas and Beyond – Part I

The Carolinas and The South as a whole are hot and I am not just referring to the weather in August. The food scene has been hopping for some time with a resurgence of interest in traditional ingredients, techniques and […]

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Big Apple BBQ 2015 – Meat, Music & Memories – Personal Highlights

The weather forecast earlier in the week wasn’t particularly encouraging, but fortunately, in this case, at least, the lack of long-term forecasting accuracy worked out splendidly as it proved to be another perfect weekend for the 13th annual Big Apple […]

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Barcelona’s Boqueria with Jorge Mas

The fabled Boqueria de San Josep, as it is officially known, or just La Boqueria, as it is more commonly known, is not the only food market in Barcelona and it isn’t the only excellent market either. It is, however, by […]

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BarBas – A Barcelona Surprise

It was a Monday night when I was arriving back in Barcelona and I was meeting a couple of friends for dinner. When they told me that the restaurant they chose was located on the Rambla de Catalunya just off […]

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El Crucero – Vegetables, Vino & More in Navarra

When most people think of food in Spain, vegetables are not usually the first items to come to mind, More typically, most people would think of the justifiably famous jamón Ibérico de bellota, a variety of other pork products including […]

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Wining and Dining Around Spain with Gerry Dawes: Part 5: Loving and Leaving Galicia

Just when it seemed that our vinous experiences could not be enhanced any further, they were. The morning – cold, foggy and breathvisibly beautiful – proved perfect for a visit to the small, hilly bodega of retired engineer turned vintner […]

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Wining and Dining Around Spain with Gerry Dawes: Part 4 – Rapturous Ribeira Sacra

Vineyards are inherently beautiful and I am never less than enthralled with a visit to one, but despite visits to gorgeous vineyards in France, Italy, Germany, the United States, Chile, South Africa and elsewhere in Spain, I was unprepared for […]

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Wining and Dining Around Spain with Gerry Dawes: Part 2 – Ribera del Duero & Rueda

With a four day stop in Madrid for Madrid Fusión 2015 now history, it was time to begin the next leg of the trip. Bill Sciambi, a seasoned wine veteran and CEO of Gerry’s company arrived from NYC to join […]

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Wining and Dining Around Spain with Gerry Dawes: Part 1- Valencia and Alicante

I have said this before and I’ll say it again, nobody knows Spain like Gerry Dawes. I sincerely doubt that there is another American, and very few, if any, Spaniards can approach, let alone surpass his knowledge of the people, food, […]

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