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Adventures in Eating: Oatmeal Cookies

There is still nothing like a fresh baked cookie, whether with a glass of lovely desert wine, lem­onade, or fresh milk. Unfortunate­ly, it takes time to bake up a batch from scratch. That is why I love this old-fashioned “ice box” reci­pe. It is fast to make and a batch can always be on hand… read more »

Import Selection: Zinfandel, 1987, San Martin

A mission Padre was the first to plant grapevines in Baja California; on the site of the first lower Cali­fornia mission circa 1697. But viti­culture was known to Mexico far earlier than that. In 1524 the Mexi­can conqueror Cortez decreed that all Spaniards holding land grants in Mexico had to plant annually, for five years,… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Baked Crabmeat & Shrimp

Natchitoches, Louisiana, founded in 1714, is a quaint, historic town, planted on the scenic, majestic Cane River. It is a town with a sense of true Southern Comfort. The film, “Steel Magnolia” was shot here. Martha Maynard, our charming office manager, is from Natchitoches, and when you call our W.O.M. office, your ears will cuddle-up… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Chicken Soup With Rice, Chick-Peas, & Prunes

I am of Armenian descent, and this re­cent acceleration of war in Azerbaijan dis­turbs me for all the peoples involved. This is not a political column, but food belongs to the world, and how much fun it would be to travel freely, with no anx­iety of impending strife, to taste engag­ing flavors and partake it… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Eye-Opener Corn Bread

“You’re a million miles from nowhere, when you’re one little mile from home.  It’s the song of mothers’ tears, that keeps ringing in your ears. You just leave the gates of Heaven, when you leave mothers’ arms to roam.  You’re a million miles from nowhere, when you’re one little mile from home.” This is a… read more »

The Gourmet Food and Wine Show

Adventures in Eating: The Gourmet Food and Wine Show Rosemarie | June 1984 In case you take a trip to San Francisco this summer, and for you members who live there, I thought I would share our recent visit, and also suggest a restaurant we discovered (which will not cost a fortune). The Gourmet Food… read more »

Recipe: Lettuce Package | Food and Wine Pairing

Adventures in Eating: Lettuce Package Rosemarie | March 1984 Our daughter Sharon, who is a brand new wife, loves to cook. I might add, she is a very good cook at that. We recently visited her and her husband, and were pleasantly surprised with a delightful Chinese dinner: do-it-yourself Lettuce Packages. Once everything is assembled, it… read more »

Recipe: Halloween Squash Soup| Food and Wine Pairing

Adventures in Eating: Halloween Squash Soup Rosemarie | September 1984 Torrance Airport, deemed one of the busiest airports in the world because of touch-and-go operations, is just a skip and a hop from our home. It must be said, that this airport is smack in the center of a large city and is not exempt… read more »

Recipe: Rhubarb Custard Pie | Food and Wine Pairing

Adventures in Eating: Rhubarb Custard Pie Rosemarie | October 1984 It’s just a fact of life. It’s rhubarb time again! One of my favorite low cost adventures is to scout out lobbies and cafes of new hotels. Whenever Paul and I are driving about and spot a new hotel, little is said. The car pulls… read more »

Recipe: Ensalada de Piparrada| Food and Wine Pairing

Adventures in Eating: Ensalada de Piparrada Rosemarie | July 1984 The eighteen provinces that make up Spain have maintained the tradition of what is called La Buena Mesa (The Good Table). Back in the 13th Century, King Alfonso The Wise wrote: “Spain is rich in honeys, abundant with fruits, teeming with fish, well provided with milk… filled… read more »

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