Those of you who follow this Tuesday blog duly noted, I hope, on Tuesday, July 16, my new and abounding love for…Holland!…based on my glorious trip there this spring. That piece documented my ardor for Amsterdam–even though I didn’t get high once!–and I promised a second Dutch piece soon.
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Yessiree…the vintage reports are already coming in…from the chile fields of Shenandoah County, Virginia!
As I hope you know, our dRosengarten.com/shop opened a year ago with amazing varietal chile extracts from a small farm in Virginia called Henry Family Farm. In what has been described as one of the best terroirs for chiles in the world…farmer Bob Henry toils under the Virginia sun cultivating the world’s greatest chiles, some of them rare, some of them actually endangered. These chiles are knock-out distinctive and delicious.
Holland…Where Have You Been All My Life?
(Yeah, yeah, I know exactly where. But why on earth didn’t I get there sooner???)
PART ONE: AMSTERDAM
Dear reader, as you’ve perhaps inferred from a few earlier posts…I was dazzled by my April/May 2013 trip to a country I’d somehow never visited before…Holland!
We’ll get to the wonderful food in a moment…but EVERYTHING about this place made me happy!
Hope you had as much fun last week taking my gastro-quiz as I had creating it…not to mention the fun I had poring over your answers!
Nearly 300 people took the test and, as I expected, some questions drew very confident blocks of correct answers, while some questions were more confounding.
You may think Ketel One Vodka, one of the leading vodka brands in America, has been around forever. In one sense, it almost has. In another sense…it most certainly has not!
I explain…and I can explain, because…
I was in Schiedam, Holland recently, the home of Ketel One Vodka–a thrilling trip!–to get the whole time line. As well as a little schnockered.
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