Category Archives: Europe

From Cremant to Cloisters

A few weeks back Chuck came home from work with a beaming smile, a cute package full of movie gift cards and a bottle of bubbly – Sieur d’Arques Toques et Clochers Crémant de Limoux to be precise. It seems he … Continue reading

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A Bit of Historical Irony

Flipping through the final issue of ‘La Cucina Italiana’, I stumbled across a fun fact. They showed a recipe for making strangolapreti or strozzapreti from scratch and in the side bar explained that stragolapreti translates in Italian to ‘priest stranglers’. … Continue reading

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Five Six-Packs per Person per Day

Recently a friend spent a few weeks in England and paid a visit to Hampton Court – the complex built by Thomas Wolsey (Archbishop of York) that served as King Henry VIII’s palace from the 1520s on. As a gift from her … Continue reading

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