June 6, 2019

We recently finished reading 32 Yolks, the memoir published by acclaimed chef Eric Ripert.  You may know Chef Ripert as the 3-Michelin Starred chef of acclaimed New York City restaurant Le Bernardin.  Or you may know him from various episodes of Anthony Bourdain's TV programs, where Chef Ripert often played the foil and best buddy on Tony's culinary adventures.  32 Yolks definitely shows a side of Chef Ripe...

June 8, 2018

Few are left untouched by some facet of Chef Anthony Bourdain’s life.  Tens of millions religiously watched his shows over the years—on Food Network, the Travel Channel, and now CNN.  Millions read his funny and often irreverent books.  The beautiful culinary world he visualized for us in our homes—rhapsodized in his CNN show’s theme song by Queens of the Stone Age—is, perhaps, more responsible than any other single influence...

December 21, 2016

It's the holiday season, and let's face it--foodies are hard to shop for.  In part 3 of our series on gifts foodies will like, we focus on books about food, wine, spirits, and gastronomy that are sure to please.  These are available at your local bookstore (to the extent you have one), Half-Price Books, and online via Amazon.  We have personally read each of these books, and can't recommend them more highly!  There's still tim...

December 6, 2016

No matter where you live, Winter is now officially here.  And that means that (finally) it is time for Scotch consumption (not that you can't drink Scotch during the summer, but it just isn't quite the same)!  A good single-malt Scotch is one of my favorite things, so I look forward to Scotch season every year.  There's just nothing quite like curling up in a chair with a book, a fire, and a glass of single-malt.  If you've se...

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