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Archive for November, 2007

Outside the usual suspects from Bordeaux, Châteauneuf du Pape is probably one of the best known names in French reds.
Why it’s normally so expensive is hard to fathom, purely down to favourable reviews from the world’s most famous wine writer, Robert Parker perhaps?  Continue reading »

funghi ripieni!!

A post by LOR&BRU at ITALIAN FOODIES

                                       
Now, before any Piccola customers get too excited this is NOT the recipe for the stuffed mushrooms in the family restaurant La Piccola Italia. The stuffed mushrooms on the restaurant menu are famous, there was even an article about them in one of the Irish newspapers a while back.  Continue reading »

Apart from sheltering from the rain in Enowine in the IFSC, I had another motive for this evenings tasting. Due to Baby M, The Lovely P hasn’t had a proper glass of wine for well over a year. I want to buy her a couple of nice bottles and as she’s a big fan of Chablis and Sancerre, I had to do a bit of research.  Continue reading »

Hello! You may have noticed things look a bit different around here. Yes, first we moved, and now we decided to redecorate! We could not be more excited about our new design so we hope you like it as much as we do!
Let me be the first to give you a tour of Chew on That’s kitchen!
To our left, we have our Monthly Mouthful! Now you can read our favorite food bloggers’ answers to our monthly question straight from the homepage instead of having to scroll through the archives!  Continue reading »

I Like My Fish Furry

A post by Maxine at Chew On That

I’m a big believer in trying anything once – especially when it comes to food. I think it’s a good mentality to have when it comes to life in general, but it really comes in handy when I eat with R’s family. I may have mentioned this before, but his family is originally from Russia, but also spent about 20 years in Israel before coming to the United States.  Continue reading »

Talbot 101

A post by Valerie O'Connor at Vals Kitchen

If anyone is going up to da big schmoke for da  bit of Christmas shopping and you’re around Arnotts and Henry Street, I strongly recommend this restaurant for a great meal.  Continue reading »

We sell sake, plum wine and that kind of thing. Here’s the link to our (slightly dusty) web-shop sake shelves.
It’s not always easy to describe those drinks persuasively, or find any helpful way of abbreviating such cultural bridges between East and West as it’s possible to construct.  Continue reading »

I have many friends who don’t cook in the evenings as they don’t want to cook for one, they get home too late, they don’t know what to cook among other various reasons. I’ve always enjoyed cooking and I’d often make a lasagne / shepherds pie / stew just for myself. What a greedy little pig I hear you say, well no actually, I divide them into portions and stick them in the freezer so there’s always a dinner at hand with 5 minutes notice.  Continue reading »

I’ve been asked to make you aware of this. I love Blackpool SC about as much as I love Mahon Point SC; but, as I’ve said before, if the malls provide an opportunity for the good stuff to be made available to as many people as possible, they may be candidates for promotion from ‘evil’ to ‘necessary evil’. Which isn’t to say there aren’t rogues and shysters among the artisan, hand-crafted, cold-smoked fraternity too, of course.  Continue reading »

Satsumas in Seattle

A post by Hillary at Chew On That

So I told you I did some traveling over the long weekend, but I don’t think I told you where I went! Well if the blatant title of this post doesn’t clue you in, maybe it would help to know that the gorgeous picture you see above is of Lake Washington.
I’ve always heard great things about how beautiful Seattle is, but I had never seen it for myself.  Continue reading »

Satsumas in Seattle

A post by Hillary at Chew On That

So I told you I did some traveling over the long weekend, but I don’t think I told you where I went! Well if the blatant title of this post doesn’t clue you in, maybe it would help to know that the gorgeous picture you see above is of Lake Washington.
I’ve always heard great things about how beautiful Seattle is, but I had never seen it for myself.  Continue reading »

Will Knott (via Twitter) asked (or challenged?) me to pick out 6 wines to give as presents.
So, I’ve gone for three reds and three whites and here they are:
The Reds
1. Sparkling Shiraz (Happy Chook)

I’ve gone a little left field in choosing a sparkling red wine. I’ve had the Happy Chook Shiraz Viognier (which I really liked) so I trust this producer to deliver. Besides, although somewhat a novelty-wine, it’s certainly going to be remembered.  Continue reading »

I have to say this has been so amazing for me – to ask for help from the blogosphere and to get it! I am full of warm, fuzzy feelings!
I’m a bit bleary from all the book editing, so if I’ve left anyone out, please let me know and I will add you!
Thanks, thanks, thanks!
Here are my excellent testers:
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Chocolate Gourmand
Brian took on the Coffee Kahlua and wrote the most detailed, thoughtful post.  Continue reading »

Lorraine over at Italian Foodies tagged me a while ago and I am just now getting the chance to post this fun meme.
WHAT 4 JOBS I HAVE HAD:
- Office Type person – I worked summers in high school for my Dad’s company. I designed their websites, answered phones etc. It was good money and fun!
- Waitress – Oh yes… had to stick this one in there! Both at Bennigans… yes… that’s right and a Chinese Restaurant!
- Bank Teller – THREE times!!!  Continue reading »

John Hosford would like you all to know about the next farmers’ market to be held at his thriving garden centre. I know a good few garden centre owners who have just about had enough, and are struggling to stay in business, but in 2007 I’ve read about/heard about/noticed Hosford’s in all kinds of unexpected places. It’s a place to go, not just a place to buy plants. John’s making the kind of difference a small business needs to make.  Continue reading »

Soup-er

A post by Maxine at Chew On That

It was 30 degrees on the Wednesday before an undoubtedly food-filled weekend. Here’s how my conversation with R went on on my way home that night:
R: What should we have for dinner?
Me: I think I want soup… [sudden inspiration] A yummy soup with lots of vegetables!
R: Ok.
Me: And noodles! And beans!
R: Whoa… I’ll call you from the grocery store.
Questions from the grocery store included: What kind of veggies do you want? Where can I find kale?  Continue reading »

Soup-er

A post by Maxine at Chew On That

It was 30 degrees on the Wednesday before an undoubtedly food-filled weekend. Here’s how my conversation with R went on on my way home that night:
R: What should we have for dinner?
Me: I think I want soup… [sudden inspiration] A yummy soup with lots of vegetables!
R: Ok.
Me: And noodles! And beans!
R: Whoa… I’ll call you from the grocery store.
Questions from the grocery store included: What kind of veggies do you want? Where can I find kale?  Continue reading »

Hello everyone! I hope you all had great long holiday weekends filled with lots of family, fun and FOOD.
I spent my holiday weekend visiting family but not exactly celebrating Thanksgiving (since we already had, remember?). Instead I ate lots of salmon, Indian food, and a very interesting food that I cannot, for the life of me, find a recipe for.  Continue reading »

Hello everyone! I hope you all had great long holiday weekends filled with lots of family, fun and FOOD.
I spent my holiday weekend visiting family but not exactly celebrating Thanksgiving (since we already had, remember?). Instead I ate lots of salmon, Indian food, and a very interesting food that I cannot, for the life of me, find a recipe for.  Continue reading »

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