By Claire Walter on May 17, 2014
When in Rome, the old saying goes, do as the Romans do. My corollary is, when in Greece, drink as the Greeks do. I’ll draw the line at Retsina, which I truly don’t like, but I have been ordering a glass of wine with every meal in Greece — red, white, rosé. Ours was not a culinary trip, so we ate in mid-priced restaurants, and the house wines I tried were just fine.
By Claire Walter on May 15, 2014
Green practices & idealism in action from artisanal brewery. The ethos and quality of Volkan beer remind me of a Boulder product in that it encourages green practices, supports local agriculture and also participates in an important, greater cause. This Santorini artisinal beer is part of the inspired, idealistic Greece Debt Free movement that seeks to reduce […]
By Claire Walter on May 13, 2014
Popular foods at popular prices deliver taste. We’re spending a few days in Greece, a country I’ve long wanted to visit. This isn’t a culinary trip of any sort — just making some of the regular tourist rounds. No fancy restaurants. No high culinary fare. House wines are just fine. But everything we’ve eaten has […]
By Claire Walter on February 16, 2014
Swiss Latte Art Championship shows perfection of milk on coffee. As the XXII Winter Olympics play out in Sochi, I am reminded that once upon a long time ago, figure skating actually involved what were called compulsory figures — two- and three-lobe variations of the figure 8, skated forwards and backwards with various turns and loops. […]
By Claire Walter on January 17, 2014
Traditionally, fishermen from Catalonia, Spain, would bring in their catch, sell off the best fish for maximum profit and then concoct a stew of what was left with Romesco sauce as a base. Peo’s Romesco sauce is a product made from organic tomatoes, organic spices, organic olive oil, organic vinegar and nuts that are free of chemical pasteurization. Also, It is vegan-friendly, and this version his also gluten-, dairy- and GMO-free.
By Claire Walter on September 27, 2013
Turkish fare found in every city and many towns — including at railroad stations A lifetime ago, when I started traveling by train in Europe, I was convinced that if someone blindfolded me and parachuted me down into some unknown city, steered me to the nearest restaurant and removed the blindfold, I’d know which country […]
By Claire Walter on February 25, 2013
French culinary team at the St. Regis Aspen for three nights The Chefs Club by Food & Wine is set to bring another top resatuant team to Aspen. The $150 (wine pairings additional) dinner on March 6, 7 and 9 does push most people’s restaurant budgets, but it’s a lot mor afforedable and closer than […]