My Soapbox

In My Soapbox section: The Roman warning “Caveat Emptor” (let the buyer beware) fits very well into today’s marketplace. The relative affluence and willingness of the American public to try the pleasures of foods from other countries, has caused professional chefs and home cooks to start offering upscale and exotic meals to their guests. By Manos Angelakis    Read More...

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In Gastronomy: Summer has arrived and one sure sign is the Summer Fancy Food Show that takes place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, in New York City. The Summer Fancy Food Show is one of the largest trade shows of the food and restaurant  industries in the US. By Manos Angelakis       Read More...

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Also in Destinations: The archetypal hero of the Odyssey, Ulysses, in Homer’s epic morality tale of folly and adventure; wisdom and foolishness; loyalty and betrayal; purportedly journeyed along the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the coast of Lazio. By Barbara Angelakis             Read More...

Kirkenes Northern Lights

In Destinations: The night was cold. The sky was clear. I was walking on a pristine field of freshly packed snow. It was so silent my thoughts were lost in the heaviness of the night when all of a sudden the sky exploded with light.  It was as if the hand of Odin himself pulled a shimmering curtain across his sky. By Barbara Angelakis                   Read More...

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In the Oeno File section: If you relish and appreciate everything Italian, as I do, what could be more pleasing to the palate than dining on exceptional authentic Italian cuisine paired with a selection of intriguing white and red Volcanic wines at the elegant Il Gattopardo. By Babbie DeDerian               Read More...

Perigord foie gras torchon

Also in the Oeno File: The question came up recently, what wine does one drink with rich dishes, such as a foie gras? The immediate answer was “Sauternes of course!”. I think we have a much, much better answer.  By Manos Angelakis                Read More...

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