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Wine Notes – Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Growing up, we always had wine with Sunday dinner. It came in a jug from the grocery store, and the half-gallon containers often said “Burgundy” or “Hearty Burgundy” on the label. I figured I liked Burgundy wine. But as I began my journey of discovering different wines, I learned — much to my dismay —… Read More

Steven Goddu

From the Kitchen – Ranting on the fly (I have a plane to catch)

While enjoying some Florida heat recently, we were out with friends to celebrate: life in general, sunny days, and always great food and beverage. Stoli dolis and martinis with bleu cheese-stuffed olives got the party started. We toasted good fortune before those drinks were followed by an excellent Alexander Valley blended red; Dennis has the… Read More

Scott Plath

Kitchen Essentials – Cookbook Favorites

Favorite cookbooks are like old friends. We never get tired of them, and we always look forward to spending more time with them. Here are the favorite cookbooks of some movers and shakers in the Merrimack Valley. David DiCenso, Owner/Chef, Luna Rossa Ristorante, Tewksbury “My favorite cookbook is ‘Il Talismano della Felicita’ [by Ada Boni]. It’s… Read More

Dean Johnson

From the Kitchen – March 2015

“I understand only because I love.” – Leo Tolstoy Joe (the redneck) emailed me one recent morning, complaining about being “disgusted” by our gay bartender and his “gaggle of friends” drinking at the bar. I was somewhat sorry I missed Joe’s visit — but most grateful for his final statement: “I will not be back.”… Read More

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