Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
Lady Claire and Lord Godfrey Macdonald serve up Scottish stories by the yarn
By:
Sharon McDonnell
"You can't look a cow in the eye if you drink milk adulterated with water: It's an abomination." So states Lady Claire Macdonald, a blonde, 50ish vision in pearls and intense joie de vivre, whose cooking classes on Scotland's Isle of Skye in the Hebrides are heavily salted with strong opinions as she stirs, sautes, and chops. Lady Claire doesn't...
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Actually, it's more an artisanal art in this land of milk and honey -- and cream
By:
Elyse Glickman
Israeli food culture is on the rise, as are wine tours, agri-tours and other forms of foodie-tainment along the highways and back roads leading from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to the Golan Heights. While artisanal cheesemakers in Israel may not have the celebrity marquee status of Haim Cohen, Moshe Segev and other chefs reshaping international notions about Israeli cuisine, they...
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Definitely not: Just sipping and supping the best of France
By:
Sharon McDonnell
In Burgundy, a region of France once ruled by Dukes nicknamed Philip the Bold, John the Fearless and Philip the Fair, I'm in an inn run by Katherine the Fabulous. In a stone barn converted to a stylishly-appointed inn in a town of 300, I'm on a tour for epicureans, taking cooking classes, tasting Burgundy's famous wines, and visiting postcard-perfect...
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Tuscany touches the senses with its 'voluptuousness'
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Sharon McDonnell, Jewish Exponent Feature
Who has read or seen "Under the Tuscan Sun" and not yearned for a villa in the Tuscan countryside? Scenery straight from a Renaissance painting: tall pointed cypresses, hilltop towns, and rolling green hills blanketed by vineyards and olive trees. Pure, simple flavors, washed down with lots of wine. The "voluptuousness" of Italy -- in the words of author Frances...
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Beating a special path to the heart
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At an age when I decidedly know better, I decided not to run away with the circus. I became one instead. Father's daze: Keeping up with a 2-year-old is a three-ring juggling act all its own that requires the dexterity of an acrobat with the acumen of a mind-reader. It is also the greatest show on earth. For someone who...
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