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Monday, December 11, 2017

Great Napa Merlots

There is sweet irony in the final scene of the 2004 movie “Sideways” when the main character Miles, crushed by hubris, sullenly drinks his...

Zabaglione

Recently, I gave you the recipe for a quick and easy napoleon (available at TheTahoeWeekly.com). Here is another dessert that most people would never...

There Is More to Pumpkin than Pie

It’s pumpkin season. Pumpkins come in all sizes and shapes; some are ugly, warty and ribbed, others are smooth and round. Some are used...

Wines for Thanksgiving

This is always one of my favorite articles of the year — and not for the obvious reasons of the importance of gratitude, the...

Leftover Turkey Sandwiches

Turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, stuffing, apple pie: these are some of the things we look forward to on Thanksgiving. Something else we all look...

Authentic Pho for a Cause

The din of pots rattled on the cast-iron stoves of the Cottonwood Restaurant kitchen in Truckee. It was 8:15 a.m. and five chefs and...

Three Wines That Changed the Game

Once game changers happen things will never be the same. When it comes to wine, there are three such game-changer moments that have had...

Black Bean Soup

It’s fall and the weather is getting chilly again. You want something to eat that is thick, warm and hearty, and easy to make...

Eating Mindfully

Have you ever found yourself shoveling half of a sandwich into your mouth and barely chewing it? Or maybe you eat standing. Are you...

The Triple Threat That Almost Killed Wine

Wines sales are at an all-time high, vineyard acreage is growing like a series of sub-divisions, quality has never been better and California’s wines...