This blog is produced by Christopher J. Davies, co-founder of Wine Country Network.
Global in perspective, the author interviews travel industry experts, airline executives, hoteliers, celebrity chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, winemakers and proprietors, photographers and spa/wellness experts.
Holiday Gift Idea! Step up your Latin Cuisine with Richard Sandoval's New Cookbook!
Richard Sandoval is a member of a distinct
group of chefs that will be recognized as making their mark on global cuisine
during this century. Emeril Legasse is known as the king of Cajun and Creole
Cuisine, José Andrés is the king of Spanish Cuisine, but Sandoval is the king
of Contemporary Latin Cuisine.
Today Sandoval has over 30 restaurants
worldwide. His most famous concept Zengo, fuses an original blend of Asian and
Latin Cuisine, with locations in New York, Washington DC, Santa Monica, Denver
This new book is well designed and laid out
with step by step tips and tricks that will help you create flavor packed meals
at home. The Latin Pantry section provides the list of ingredients that lay the
foundation for creating Contemporary Latin Cuisine.
This book is illustrated beautifully with
mouth-watering food photography. There are many easy to follow recipes for Tapas,
Ceviche’s, Seafood, Poultry, Meats
Vegetables and Desserts. Section #11, The
Latin Bar, is chuck full with information for setting up your bar with basic
ingredients and tools for mastering the art of mixology! Buy this book! It will
help you step-up your flavor filled enjoyment of great food and cocktails!
Cochon555 is all about amazing pork and delicious beverages.
This national series is returning to Denver on Sunday. This year’s event has transformed into their popular Heritage BBQ format.
I attended the 2016 event at the Ritz Carlton. Denver top chef Troy Guard (TAG, Guard and Grace, Mister Tuna, etc.) was the winner. The VIP ticket proved to be a great value as you get to meet the chefs and begin tasting an hour before the venue starts accepting General Admission ticket holders. There were tons of great dishes and beverages galore. Many of Colorado’s top chefs and sommeliers were in attendance.
There will be 5 chefs, 5 winemakers and assorted spirits and cocktails. Including Boulder based, Hosea Rosenberg, now owner of Blackbelly, made Colorado foodies proud when he won Bravo’s Top Chef, Season 5 in March 2009. After winning, his life change in many ways. He has cooked with celebrity chefs on TV and at events around the world. For the last few year’s, he has been a…
Buy the Right Wine Every Time: The
No-Fuss, No-Vintage Wine Guide Author: Tom Stevenson
Epicure Rating: Exceptional! Must buy for winos!
Format: Soft (flex) cover,320 pages
US Price: $14.95 Webpage: http://www.sterlingpublishing.com/catalog?isbn=9781402763410 Tom Stevenson is the quintessential wine book
author with more than 30 years under his belt writing wine books. His latest
book is a virtual cheat-sheet for wine novices looking to glide through any
restaurants wine list. It helps you pick the most popular, reliable bottles
based on varietal and price range. As a bonus you will benefit from the authors
many useful wine tips. Grab this book and you will buy the right wine, every
Story and photo by Christopher J. Davies If you have not yet visited the Abruzzo region of central Italy, it is worth a stop. Just about 2 1/2 hours east of Rome is the culmination of Italy’s Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. There are amazing national parks and preserves plus ski resorts. Pescara is the largest city, located on the Adriatic Sea. They have an International Airport and many stores and amenities. The region is known for its Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, medium bodied, plummy red wine (no relation to Montepulciano in Tuscany). It is also famous for Arrosticini, skewers of tender cubed lamb, that are barbequed to perfection. You can find Arrosticini as appetizers on many restaurant menus and premade for sale at butchers and grocery stores. While it is mainly made with lamb or mutton, some restaurants and butchers offer beef and pork versions. A good portion of the men in Abruzzo own a fornacella, which is an elongated, charcoal-fired, or gas-fired narrow grill that …