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Israel: A Foodie’s Promised Land

Israeli breakfast is a cheese lover’s Canaan.  At the Jerusalem hotel where I arrived mid-morning after a long flight, there were easily two dozen varieties—white, yellow, bleu, hard, soft, semi-soft, creamy. It’s an example of how Kosher restrictions can foster pleasure, the way that structure forces a poet to create literary beauty.  Because of the… Read More Israel: A Foodie’s Promised Land

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A Sunny Sip of Sicily alongside Boston Harbor

Meritage‘s floor-to-ceiling windows showcased the Boston Harbor Hotel‘s gazebo, standing atop the blue waters, as dozens of boats sailed in the background on the clear, bright May day. Inside the restaurant, about two dozen wine and food lovers snacked on hors d’oeuvres and sipped family-owned Planeta‘s Moscato di Noto, made with 100 percent Moscato Bianco… Read More A Sunny Sip of Sicily alongside Boston Harbor

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Wine and Chocolate

As readers of this blog know, I’m a big fan of the pursuit of happiness through sensual pleasures, preferably enjoyed more than one at a time. So when I received a big bagful of Lindt Lindor truffles, it seemed a fine opportunity to experiment with a developing interest of mine: wine pairing. I first realized… Read More Wine and Chocolate