Food & Drink

Thanksgiving and the Loire Valley

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. It’s a time for family, food, wine, and giving thanks for all our blessings. There are so many great wines to choose from, but wines from the Loire Valley (France) seem made for the occasion.

The apple of your pie

With pie season in full swing, there’s no better way to ensure success than with the best tips and recipes available. 

“My mom would bring the ingredients home and I’d get super excited because I knew what was coming,” Julian Ocampo recalls of growing up in Cuernavaca, in the Morelos state in Mexico, with his parents Armando Ocampo and Lilia Zagal.

Every Saturday night, Jerry’s Foods sends email subscribers a Meals in Minutes recipe and appetizing food photo, along with a link to its weekly sales ad that starts the next day. On Monday, the recipe is the first post on its Facebook page.

I’m sure we’ve all read descriptions of wines and thought to ourselves, “What are they talking about?!” Some descriptive words for wines, like “linear,” “brawny,” “fleshy,” “meaty,” and “fat” leave me perplexed.

Sales for sparkling wines soar during the holidays. Most of us pop a cork to ring in the New Year. And with good reason—celebrations and sparkling wines pair perfectly. But it’s time to think beyond the holidays: Sparkling wine goes very well with many occasions and many foods.

Beer-lovers, rejoice! Woodbury will finally get its own brewing company and taproom as 3rd Act Brewery opens this fall. For Deb and Steve Long, opening the brewery has been long in the making. Steve has been brewing his own beer since the 1980s.

The most common reaction I get when asking friends about Riesling is: “Riesling is too sweet!” Sure, Riesling wines can be sweet, but quite often they’re far from it. Dry Rieslings are some of the most popular food-friendly wines available.

Dishes are presented as beautifully as artwork at Sapporo Sushi, from the traditional rolls down to the floral accents and adornments like ginger and wasabi.

Everyone has those days when prepping and cooking dinner seems like a hassle.

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