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Schnitzel Happens

Not long ago, following an exhausting and not-prosperous work trip, my flight home from Bilbao was delayed seven hours by a terrible wind storm that …

Be Ombibulous

“I’m ombibulous,” H.L. Mencken famously wrote. “I drink every known alcoholic drink and enjoy them all.” Mencken wrote this, of course, during …

Vexing Viognier

Whatever happened to viognier becoming “the next chardonnay”? That’s what they told us back in the 1990s, when I was a young man first stumbling into …

Drip, Press, Pour

Not long ago, the coffee-brewing industry revolved around convenience. It was all about where you could you grab a hot cup of joe on the go, finding …

Beyond Ragù

In the town of Crema, less than an hour east of Milan, they make a stuffed pasta that goes by the straightforward name of tortelli cremaschi. The …

My Endangered Dinner

In the Cayman Islands, there’s chicken, and then there’s what the locals refer to as the “other white meat”: endangered sea turtle.<p>Most vacationers …

A Fruitful Dinner

During late summers, I become almost fruitarian. Sometimes, nearing the dinner hour, I suddenly realize that the only things I’ve eaten all day have …