A Most Unusual Wine Tasting

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Photos and text by Richard Frisbie My recent visit to Spain was ostensibly to follow the Ruta de Santa Teresa, but honestly my primary interest was to sample the wine and food that the Castilla y Leon region is famous for.  My colleagues and I ate in many great restaurants and had incredible wines both paired with the meals and as tastings in the wineries themselves. But the … [Read more...]

BELGIUM: Vincent Florizoone

Chef Vincent Florizoone. Photo by Maria Lisella.

Mythology of a Young Innovator: Vincent FlorizooneBy Maria Lisella A splashy entrance is not Vincent Florizoone’s style. If anything, his understated arrival at an interview on the 44th Floor of the New York Times building was inauspicious. Lanky and handsome, he is charming in a relaxed way, no affectations or airs. At at the mere mention of food he is alert, happy and … [Read more...]

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer! Courtesy photo.

Celebrate Boston’s sweetest week with Buca di Beppo, Da Vinci Ristorante, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake & Stanhope Grille By Bryan Barbieri WHAT: Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is celebrating its 12th year of success in the city! This year, some of the area’s premier restaurants and bakeries will be joining forces to help … [Read more...]

NEW YORK: FRISBIE AT CIA BOOT CAMP

Exterior shot of the CIA (Photo by Richard Frisbie.)

Plays well with others ... By Richard Frisbie The image that comes to mind when I hear "Boot Camp" does not include kitchen skills, especially when it's prefaced with CIA. I think of sweaty bodies and abusive drill sergeants constantly shouting orders to do more push-ups. Naturally then, it was with some trepidation that I accepted an invitation to attend a CIA … [Read more...]

Richard Frisbie Savors Saveur

Richard Frisbie makes Saveur's Paradise Salad. (Photo by Richard Frisbie.)

Alevropita (A Saveur Feta Tart) By RICHARD FRISBIE Sometimes a recipe just jumps off the page at me. It’s as if it were one of those Mad Men era Virginia Slims commercials: “Taste Me, Taste Me.” That’s what happened while I was reading the current issue of Saveur magazine. First, there was an article about “congealed salads.” They didn’t call them that, of course. That’s … [Read more...]

EAT DRINK DINE!

Cookbooks

Cookin’ with Cookbooks By Sue Frause I admit to Googling recipes when I’m in a rush and have no time to peruse my cookbook library. Granted, it’s not quite as extensive and impressive as the collection of my chef friend Marty Fernandez, who has more than 400 old and new titles. But the four open shelves in our kitchen, jammed with colorful books in all shapes and sizes, … [Read more...]

ITALIAN CLASSIC: Pasta con Aglio e Olio

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Pasta with Garlic and Olive Oil By Peter Francis Battaglia Here is my argument to all those people -- take a good look at yourselves, you know who you are -- who think they need to spend hours in the kitchen for a decent home-cooked meal.  You couldn't be further from the truth. Don't be scared. Go for take-out or fast food when you feel like it; but really, you … [Read more...]

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Hey Mombo …

Chocolate torte. (Photo by Rosemary Minati.)

Enticing Fare in Portsmouth Review by Rosemary Minati Mombo, 66 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH  03801. Telephone:  603-433-2340. Mombo isn't just a culinary experience. No, this new eatery serves enticing visual fare too. My husband and I fell in love with this restaurant the moment we walked through the door. Located in a charming old  building, it has … [Read more...]

Globalfoodiegal or From the Editor…

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Welcome to globalfoodie.com! August 19, 2010 Yesterday, I made one of my favorite sandwiches. Egg salad with whole grain bread. Then I read about the egg recall. My eggs were not on the recall list, but I threw them away anyway and bought a new dozen. Better safe than salmonella. Make sure your eggs are not on the list:  … [Read more...]

SOUTHERN AFRICA: MARULA TREES AND AMARULA LIQUEUR

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Savor the Spirit of Africa Text and photos by Vivienne Mackie The African continent is home to a variety of fascinating ancient trees and plants, a fact that enhances the mystery and appeal of this continent. One is the Marula Tree, often called “The Great Provider,” because of its many uses. The Marula tree grows naturally in the warm, frost-free regions of … [Read more...]