Dare to Pair: Hot Pocket Extravaganz...

In an effort to continue cooking sans a hot kitchen this season, I’ve moved my culinary endeavors from the grill to the America’s most versatile appliance, the microwave. Though it’s fallen...

Outwitting Mediocre Rosé

Yes, Yes, we all know that rosé isn’t all White Zinfandel anymore, but that doesn’t mean all rosé is Cristal. Sometimes, tragic as it is, mediocre rosé falls shockingly into our unknowing...

What’s in My Glass? Schiava.

There’s a time and place for sauce-smothered ribs, pulled pork, greasy hot dogs and bacon-laden cheeseburgers. There’s also a time for salad, grilled vegetables, tabouleh, and fresh peaches. That...

Wined & Dined: Open-Fire Pizza

With temperatures topping 100 degrees in Northern California this week, I’ve officially retired my oven (and most other indoor cooking appliances) for the season in favor of staying relatively sane cool...

Portuguese Wines + An American Table...

Whenever Mediterranean wine and food comes up, so do cheese and charcuterie. Contrary to popular belief, people in Spain and Portugal eat more than soft cheese and cured ham–shocking, I know. Recently,...

What’s in My Glass? Wine Sprit...

I’ll be honest, wine spritzers were the first alcoholic beverage that I was allowed to drink at home at the ripe old age of 16. I guess my dad figured some Portuguese jug wine and Sprite wouldn’t...

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