Category Archives: Food and Wine

The Wine Exchange by Allen R. Balik -Bordeaux 2017.  Some welcome surprises

The Wine Exchange   Allen R. Balik   Bordeaux 2017.  Some welcome surprises The wines of Bordeaux are widely accepted as being among the world's finest, most popular and in some cases also the most expensive.  Two weeks ago, I again attended the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGCB) tasting in San Francisco where about 100 of Bordeaux's finest...
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Merrill Shindler: San Fernando Barbeque

. . . . . . . . . As cooking techniques go, barbecuing has been claimed by Greece, Mongolia, Sardinia, Indian, and native American Indians. In fact, the early settlers in Virginia appear to have picked up the idea of barbecuing pigs and large fish from the resident Indians. The word ''barbecue'' itself actually comes from...
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