I always recoil from knee-jerk Retsina-hating!!! Sure, if it’s bad Retsina…..but good Retsina is absolutely delicious with Greek food! To me, it’s even an essential ingredient that makes a Greek meal taste Greek! Today’s DRTV entry, from the enchanted land of Attica, is intended to warm you up a bit, Retsina-wise!
At year-end holiday time, Americans are highly imaginative in their party-planning: we’re likely to draw on American ideas, British ideas, Italian ideas, French ideas, Mexican ideas and more. But one of the world’s culinary corners that lends itself most delectably to parties–and to winter parties, at that!–is oftentimes overlooked.
Had you been a caviar lover in 2000, and, fully sated, had you gone down for a Rip Van Winkle slumber…and had you awakened today, preferably to the pop of a Champagne cork…you simply would not recognize the world of caviar around you. In 2012 (and, next week, in 2013!) we are in the full throes of an historic caviar revolution. Things, for better or worse, will never, ever be the same again when it comes to those yummy little sturgeon eggs.
Tuesday, December 25, Lead Story:
The Brave New World of Caviar
New Year’s Eve is coming…but the caviar world is going…crazy! Nuthin’ is the way it used to be. For starters: forget about the Caspian Sea! Catch up with me on Tuesday, so you can be prepared for the following Monday.
What’s more southern, and what’s more classic, than pecan pie? Now, some folks, don’t like to mess with a classic–and if that describes you when it comes to pecan pie, by all means skip this recipe. But my personal pecan pie life changed a few years ago when an editor from Southern Living magazine demonstrated, during an interview I was conducting on TV, a pecan pie variation made with bourbon, chocolate, and walnuts.
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Journalist, television personality, and cookbook author, David Rosengarten has covered great food products, restaurants, wines, gastronomic travel destinations, and related subjects for over 25 years...
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