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2013 Call for Submissions- the 4th Annual Vinos Wine Film Festival PDF Print E-mail
Written by Simone Zarmati Diament   
Thursday, 19 September 2013 19:50
2013 Call for Submissions- the 4th Annual Vinos Wine Film Festival
A huge part of Canada’s growing tourism industry, BC wines are taking centre stage at international competitions and are becoming highly revered over the world. To celebrate, the VINOS Wine Film Festival is offering over $7,500 in prizing for the winner of their short film competition in November of 2013. Teams have until October 24th to produce a 2-3 minute film that embodies the wine industry, drinking wine, loving wine and all things wine-related. As with many up and coming wines these days, the main ingredient to a successful VINOS film is Fun. A blend of humor, intelligence, good filmmaking and creativity will produce a varietal film that is bound to romance the judges.
An esteemed review panel will choose the best films from scores of entries for screening at the Gala Event in Whistler, BC on Thursday, November 14th where the top submissions will be shown. The Producers of all selected submissions will be awarded two complimentary VIP tickets to the event. One winner will be chosen and take home $7,500 in prizing
The deadline for submissions is Oct. 24, 2013.    Online registration is be available through the Whistler Cornucopia website at http://whistlercornucopia.com/event/vinos/.The entry fee is $50.00 per team. Space is limited and entries will be accepted based on availability only.
Click here http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL71646ACAF2B99EED&feature=mh_lolz to view some of the hilarious winners of past Vinos Wine Film Festivals.

 BC wines, a huge part of Canada’s growing tourism industry ,are taking centre stage at international competitions and are becoming highly revered over the world. To celebrate, the VINOS Wine Film Festival is offering over $7,500 in prizing for the winner of their short film competition in November of 2013.

Teams have until October 24th to produce a 2-3 minute film that embodies the wine industry, drinking wine, loving wine and all things wine-related. As with many up and coming wines these days, the main ingredient to a successful VINOS film is Fun. A blend of humor, intelligence, good filmmaking and creativity will produce a varietal film that is bound to romance the judges.An esteemed review panel will choose the best films from scores of entries for screening at the Gala Event in Whistler, BC on Thursday, November 14th where the top submissions will be shown.

The Producers of all selected submissions will be awarded two complimentary VIP tickets to the event. One winner will be chosen and take home $7,500 in prizing The deadline for submissions is Oct. 24, 2013.    Online registration is be available through the Whistler Cornucopia website at http://whistlercornucopia.com/event/vinos/. The entry fee is $50.00 per team. Space is limited and entries will be accepted based on availability only. Click here  to view some of the hilarious winners of past Vinos Wine Film Festivals.

 
Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas announces Introductory and Certified Schedule PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 September 2013 19:41

 

 (Napa Valley, Calif.)  The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas has announced the 2013 exam schedule for the Introductory and Certified Exams through December 2013. Courses and exams offered by the Court of Master Sommeliers are open to all beverage and hospitality professionals interested in pursuing the highest standards of wine service and product knowledge in a fine dining room setting.

The Introductory Sommelier Course & Exam is a fast-paced introduction to the world of wine and beverages led by Master Sommeliers. Two days of classroom-style lectures covers everything from French wine laws to classic wine producing regions to sake and beer. Students will also learn and perform the Deductive Tasting method of blind tasting from some of the best palates in the world.

Students who successfully pass the Introductory Sommelier Course & Exam are given the opportunity to sit for the Certified Sommelier Exam.   The credential as a certified sommelier shows employers that their skills have been evaluated at a high level of proficiency.

Entrance into the Advanced Sommelier Course & Examination is via a selection process conducted by the Court of Master Sommeliers. The Advanced Examination is a required step in the progress toward the Master Sommelier Diploma. Students successfully passing the Advanced Sommelier Course and Examination are eligible to be invited to sit for the Master Sommelier Diploma.

To see full exam descriptions and expectations, please see the Court of Master Sommeliers’ course and schedule overview  at www.mastersommeliers.org .

The Court of Master Sommeliers was established in England in 1977 to encourage improved standards of beverage knowledge and service in hotels and restaurants. The first Master Sommelier Diploma Exam to be held in the United States was in 1987. The title Master Sommelier marks the highest recognition of wine and spirits knowledge, beverage service abilities, and professionalism in the hospitality trade.   There are four stages involved in attaining the top qualifications of Master Sommelier: 1) Introductory Sommelier Course; 2) Certified Sommelier Exam; 3) Advanced Sommelier Course; and 4) Master Sommelier Diploma.

There are 122 professionals who have earned the title of Master Sommelier as part of the Americas chapter since the organization’s inception. Of those, 105 are men and 17 are women. There are 190 professionals worldwide who have received the title of Master Sommelier since the first Master Sommelier Diploma Exam. For more information, please visit www.mastersommeliers.org .

 
The Riverside Hotel and Fritz & Franz Bierhaus host 2nd Annual Las Olas Oktoberfest September 20- 22 & 26- 29 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Simone Zarmati Diament   
Friday, 13 September 2013 22:04

Austrian-born Harald Neuweg—owner of the Neuweg Restaurant Group (NRG) and Fritz & Franz Bierhaus in Coral Gables and Ft. Lauderdale—who started the successful Oktoberfest  tradition in Coral Gables 19 years ago (which will take place this year October 3 to 13) has partnered again this year with The Riverside Hotel to expand the event to Las Olas Boulevard.

On two consecutive weekends, September 20- 22 and  26-29, the 2nd Annual Las Olas Oktoberfest hosted by The Riverside Hotel and Fritz & Franz Bierhaus will celebrate the Austrian and German tradition on the hotel’s Lawn, overlooking Las Olas Boulevard,  in sync with the actual Munich Oktoberfest

The celebration will kick off on Friday, September 20  at 6 p.m. with German Consul General, Jürgen Borsch, and the traditional keg tapping ceremony.  “This year’s Las Olas Oktoberfest at the Riverside Hotel is even more special as we are starting the Oktoberfest on the same weekend as our counterpart in Münich, Germany and adding a second weekend to double the fun.” said Riverside Hotel’s general manager, Heiko Dobrikow.  

Under a 4,000-square-foot tent with a stage for Austrian Entertainment Band “Die Echt Urigen,” jugs of Austrian ice cold beers −  Warsteiner Pilsener, Warsteiner Oktoberfest and Warsteiner Dunkel – and Austrian wines from Burgenland,  will quaff thousands of festival goers.

The Riverside Hotel Executive chef Toby Joseph,  and Executive Chef Patrick Jagdmann  of Fritz & Franz Bierhaus Ft. Lauderdale will prepare miles of Nürnberger Rostbratwürstl, Wiesenhendl, Wurstteller, mountains of crispy Wiener Schnitzel, heaps of Fritz & Franz’s iconic potato salad, Giant Bier Pretzl, Apfelstrudel, and German Chocolate cake among other Austrian/Bavarian specialties, all served by dirndl and lederhosen-clad wait staff.   

Both Sundays Sept. 22 and 29 at 4pm there will be a Celebrity Bierstein Holding Contest. Oktoberfest will also be holding a raffle benefiting BRANCHES – Grand Prize winners get a 7-day Carnival Cruise for two, second place winners get a weekend stay for two at the Riverside Hotel in downtown Ft. Lauderdale and third place winners get a $100 gift certificate for Fritz and Franz Bierhaus Coral Gables or Ft Lauderdale.

Other Oktoberfest activities will include the traditional Bratwurst-eating and Jodel contests for the chance to win complimentary beer, t-shirts, hats and more.

Oktoberfest visitors can enter the events’ photo contest by submitting their most German, fun-filled image on the Las Olas Oktoberfest Facebook page or tagging their photos on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag, #LasOlasOktoberfest. Admission to the event is free all weekend long. The Riverside Hotel Lawn on 620 Las Olas Blvd.   Ft. Lauderdale. Self-parking is available in attended lots and The Riverside Hotel garage for a $5 flat rate. Valet parking is available at the Hotel. 

The Riverside Hotel will be offering a special Oktoberfest rate for the weekend per night:   For reservations click here  or call 1-800-325-3280 and mention the Las Olas Oktoberfest.    Corporate or party tables can be reserved by calling Maria Baez at 954-377-0943.   Private parties of  100 guests or more can be reserved or scheduled Monday-Wednesday (9/23-9/25).

For additional information and schedule visit www.lasolasoktoberfest.com or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/#!/OktoberfestLasOlas .

Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2013 22:16
 
Win a trip for two to South African wine country, through Sept. 18, at Whole Foods Market PDF Print E-mail
Written by SFG Staff   
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 20:31
 
From Sept. 3-18, shoppers can enter a contest to win a luxurious trip for two to South Africa (value $12,000) that includes round-trip airfare and five-star lodging, six days visiting wineries, and four days in Cape Town.
Sponsored by Wines of South Africa, the contest will award trips to three individuals who are selected by a two-round judging process for their entries describing which South African wine featured at Whole Foods Market they are most excited to try. Contest entrants must be 21 years or older to enter. Full details available at  www.wholefoodsmarket.com/southafrica .
From now through October, Whole Foods Market will celebrate the sustainable wines of South Africa.  “From bright, well-balanced chardonnays to deeply complex red blends, Whole Foods Market looks forward to turning our shoppers on to the breadth of what the country has to offer, ” said Doug Bell, global wine buyer for Whole Foods Market.
Wine aficionados 21 and older can taste these wines at Whole Foods Market store tasting events or join two Twitter Tastings using hashtag #WFMwine,  as follows:
 
Thursday, Sept. 12, 8-9 p.m. EST:
·         Protea Chenin Blanc
·         DMZ Chardonnay
·         Robertson Winery Cabernet Sauvignon
·         Flagstone Dragon Tree
 
Thursday, Oct. 10, 8-9 p.m. EST:
·         Indaba Sauvignon Blanc
·         The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvèdre Viognier
·         Bellingham Small Barrel S.M.V.
 
Full details on the featured wines of South Africa with suggested fall pairings are available at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/southafrica.
 
New Food Blog whips up fresh comments in www.southfloridagourmet.com PDF Print E-mail
Written by Simone Zarmati Diament   
Sunday, 01 September 2013 20:20

julie blog

 

The College concoction is a new blog that brings a whiff of freshness to a subject that is too chewed over and often stale. Blogger Julie Hirschhorn is a college student committed to being happy, hungry, and healthy while she cooks her way through school in a small kitchen, a busy schedule, and on a budget.

http://collegeconcoction.blogspot.com/  will appear regularly in www.southfloridagourmet.com / Food Blogs

Last Updated on Monday, 02 September 2013 20:41
 
Georgia and Florida face-off @3rd Annual “Cast Iron Chef” Competition, October 19, Georgia PDF Print E-mail
Written by SFG Staff   
Sunday, 01 September 2013 19:40

Three Florida and three Georgia chefs will soon prove their mettle with cast iron skillets, as they compete in the “Cast Iron Chef” cook-off during the 3rd Annual Brooks County Skillet Festival on Saturday, October 19, 2013, in Quitman, Ga.  Chefs will have to create a dish using 1 mystery box of ingredients (sourced from Brooks Co. GA & the surrounding 150-mile area), 1 cast iron skillet and 1 burner.

The Skillet Festival, Saturday, October 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held on the historic Courthouse Square in Quitman, GA  

The festival offers something for everyone, including culinary exhibitions, food/culinary vendors’ market, the “Cast Iron Chef” professional cooking competition, a 5k run/walk, children’s activities, a dog show, live musical entertainment, and the signature event, a skillet throwing contest. This year, The Guinness Book of World Records will be on site to certify the farthest cast iron skillet throw (if a record is set), and festival-goers will also set the record for the largest number of cast iron skillets thrown at one time.   For more information and a schedule of events,   visit http://www.skilletfestival.com/ or call 229-263-9085.

 
First Italian Wine Specialist Certification Class in the Southeastern United States; 10/ 26-27, 11/ 9-10, and Exam 11/ 23, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Simone Zarmati Diament   
Sunday, 01 September 2013 17:33

 The North American Sommelier Association (NASA), a division of the Worldwide Sommelier Association (WSA) and Alessandra Orlich, President of Just Quality Importer Inc., present the first Italian Wine Specialist Certification Class in the Southeastern United States: a 5-day course and exam.

Under the tutelage of Diego Meraviglia (Gold Pin WSA Sommelier and certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers and Society of Wine Educators), both wine professionals and recreational wine lovers will benefit from this 5-day course and exam.

Mr. Meraviglia (ranked 5th by the WSA and named the 2013 World’s Best Sommelier) and his staff will bring the Italian wine experience to life. All instructors expertly know the country, as Italian natives, and wine, as certified sommeliers. This course will deeply explore all 20 wine regions of Italy, their wine laws, regulations, grape varietals, traditions, trends, history, typicality, as well as key characteristics, plus will include a brief overview of cuisine and culture.

NASA differentiates itself by concentrating on intensive, extensive, and in-depth “hands on” class time.

The course and exam − cost : $650.00 − will take place at Toscana Divino, 900 S Miami Ave, Miami, 33130. To register call 305.244.8272, or visit http://www.justqualityimporter.com/index.php?jqi-nasa-sommelier

 
6th Annual Taste of Central America @ InterContinental,Doral Miami, 9/ 11 to 15 PDF Print E-mail
Written by SFG Staff   
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 23:22
6th Annual Taste of Central America @ InterContinental,Doral Miami, 9/ 11 to 15
From September 11 through 15, The InterContinental at Doral Miami will celebrate the 6th Annual Taste of Central America with guest Chef Marcial Cañas, from its sister property in Costa Rica, who will create an array of Central American dishes such as pacayas from Guatemala, pejibaye with mayonnaise and onion from Costa Rica, baleadas from Honduras, pupusas from El Salvador, and guiso de pipián from Nicaragua.
The Armillary Grill will offer a special lunch buffet Wednesday, September 11 to Friday, September 13 ($20.95++ for adults and $12.95++ for children 6-10) , a four-course dinner on Saturday September 14 ($23.95++ for adults and $13.95++ for children 6-10) , and on Sunday, September 15, Central American Independence Day, it will offer a brunch of Central American foods ( $26.95++ for adults and $14.95++ for children 6-10).
This event benefits Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos USA, a mission that strives to provide a permanent family and home for orphaned, abandoned, and at-risk children who live in conditions of extreme poverty. NPH has orphanages in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, among other locations.

 
From September 11 through 15, The InterContinental at Doral Miami will celebrate the 6th Annual Taste of Central America with guest Chef Marcial Cañas, from its sister property in Costa Rica, who will create an array of Central American dishes such as pacayas from Guatemala, pejibaye with mayonnaise and onion from Costa Rica, baleadas from Honduras, pupusas from El Salvador, and guiso de pipián from Nicaragua.

The Armillary Grill will offer a special lunch buffet Wednesday, September 11 to Friday, September 13 ($20.95++ for adults and $12.95++ for children 6-10) , a four-course dinner on Saturday September 14 ($23.95++ for adults and $13.95++ for children 6-10) , and on Sunday, September 15, Central American Independence Day, it will offer a brunch of Central American foods ( $26.95++ for adults and $14.95++ for children 6-10).

This event benefits Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos USA, a mission that strives to provide a permanent family and home for orphaned, abandoned, and at-risk children who live in conditions of extreme poverty. NPH has orphanages in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, among other locations.

 
“Quick and Easy 30 Minute Meals” cooking class With Chef Johnson Teh at Fairchild Garden, Wed. 9/18 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 26 August 2013 16:44

chef johnson teh Finding time to make tasty and nutritious meals on a school night is tough. Luckily, Chef Johnson Teh is here to show you that it’s not as hard as it looks. Join him for his “Quick and Easy 30 Minute Meals” cooking class at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on Wednesday, September 18 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

This class will teach you how to make Asian dishes that are easy, fast, inexpensive, and – most importantly – delicious. The menu includes savory kimchee fried rice, wonton soup, oyako donburi, spicy tofu salad, sesame chicken salad, and ramen.

Chef Johnson serves as executive chef of Yuga Restaurant in Coral Gables and Lan Pan Asian Café in Dadeland Station, which specialize in East and Southeast Asian cuisine. He has worked in the restaurant industry for more than 20 years in major cities across the U.S. and now teaches monthly classes at Fairchild to show the Miami community how to cook the delicious Asian fare found in his restaurants.

The cooking class costs $45 for members and $60 for non-members. Space is limited. Call 305-667-1651, ext. 3322 to reserve a spot by Friday, September 13.  For additional information on Classes go to  Fairchild webpage for list of classes offered.

Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. For more info, call 305-667-1651 or visit www.fairchildgarden.org.

 
Follow the story of Napa Valley’s wine grape harvest from Carneros to Calistoga PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:26

 

 
St. Helena, CA—The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV)  launched its Napa Valley 2013 harvest website www.napavintners.com., which chronicles The Grapest Story Ever Told explaining what it takes, from bud break to bottling, for a grape to make it into a bottle of wine that lives up to Napa Valley’s reputation as a premier wine region.
 
The educational, engaging and interactive website will be updated from now through early November and features:
 
·  Real-time accounts as told by winemakers from the vineyard and the crush pad
·  At-a-glance briefs on the Napa Valley harvest from Carneros to Calistoga
·  A beautifully illustrated, downloadable 2013/2014 harvest season calendar, along with the chance to receive one of 500 desk-size printed versions
·  An extensive list of harvest-related events in Napa Valley
 
Chef Ana Plana to teach Basic Knife Skills Master class at MCI culinarium PDF Print E-mail
Written by Simone Zarmati Diament   
Thursday, 08 August 2013 20:18

ana plana

 

Chef Ana Plana, Culinary  Instructor at MAST Academy, joined the Miami Culinary Institute MDC as an adjunct culinary instructor and will also be teaching some of the culinarium classes.  The culinarium classes are open to the public.

Her first culinarium class Basic Knife Skills Master some of the most important skills of any culinarian's repertoire including how to choose a good knife set, types of knives, proper sharpening, handling and storing of knives, and techniques in slicing, dicing, julienne and chiffonade. will meet for one day Monday September 9th at 6:00pm-8:00 p.m..  Many people want to know which knives to buy, some have said to her “ I wish I could cut like that,” or enquire “what’s the best way to store knives?” … This class will elucidate all the mysteries and myths about knives as students learn how cut up vegetables and make spring rolls with accompanying sauces.

To register go to http://www.miamidadeculinary.com ; select culinarium on top of page and Select ref # 776310 Monday September 9th 6:00pm-8:00pm

If you don’t have an MDC account , create a new account.

 
Back to school: kids eat free at Duffy’s Sports Grill till 8/18… PDF Print E-mail
Written by SFG Staff   
Monday, 05 August 2013 19:14

In celebration of the new school year, Duffy’s Sports Grill is letting kids eat free from Wednesday, August 7th through Sunday, August 18th. Receive a free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult entree at any of the restaurant’s 22 locations. Valid for  children 12 years old or younger. For a complete list of restaurant locations, visit www.duffysmvp.com/locations .

 
Cook to win: Quinoa Recipe Contest ends August 11 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Simone Zarmati Diament   
Monday, 05 August 2013 19:04

To celebrate the International Year of Quinoa, Alter Eco announces a recipe contest inviting aspiring chefs from across the country to enter.   The Alter Eco Recipe Contest  ends August 11th at 11:59 PM (PT).

One lucky grand prize winner will receive an all expenses paid trip for two (including airfare from anywhere in the continental U.S.) to attend the Culinary Institute of America’s gala – “Ingredients for Impact” on October 6, 2013, in Napa Valley. Four semi-finalists will receive a year of Alter Eco’s high quality quinoa.  Winners will be selected by a panel of Alter Eco staff and a nationally recognized chef.

To enter visit www.alterecofoods.com/recipe-contest .  Rules and regulations will also be posted at http://alterecofoods.com/about-us/rules-and-regulations .

 

 

 
Miami Spice Participating Chefs Culinary Demonstrations @ Whole Foods, Coral Gables PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 05 August 2013 18:50
Miami Spice Participating Chefs Culinary Demonstrations @ Whole Foods, Coral Gables
Get a taste of the GMCVB’s 12th annual Miami Spice Restaurant Program, August 1 – September 30, 2013, as participating chefs from top restaurants in Greater Miami and The Beaches, showcase items from their menus at  cooking demonstrations to be held at Whole Foods Market – Coral Gables; Bloomingdale’s at Aventura Mall; The Macy’s Home Store at Aventura Mall; and The Macy’s Home Store at Dadeland Mall.
Below is the August/September schedule to-date and location information for the not-to-be-missed cooking demonstrations, which are free and open to the public. Space at Whole Foods Market is limited, please register in advance.
Whole Foods Market – Lifestyle Cooking Classes at 7 p.m. (cooking demo is free and open to the public)
Whole Foods Market - Coral Gables
6701 Red Road, Coral Gables, FL 33143
To register for this FREE event, please call: (305) 421-9435
Tuesday, August 6, 2013              Scott Barrow, Devon Seafood + Steak
Thursday, August 8, 2013                        Cindy Hutson, Ortanique on the Mile
Tuesday, August 13, 2013                        Sean Brasel, Meat Market
Thursday, August 15, 2013                      Chef Juliana, Barceloneta
Tuesday, August 20, 2013                        Jose Luis Flores, Toro Toro Miami
Thursday, August 22, 2013                      Julie Frans, Essencia
Thursday, August 27, 2013                      Dario Correa, Spartico
Tuesday, September 3, 2013                    Ryan Nielsen, Bongo’s
Thursday, September 5, 2013                  Brian Nasajon, SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables

Get a taste of the GMCVB’s 12th annual Miami Spice Restaurant Program, August 1 – September 30, 2013, as participating chefs from top restaurants in Greater Miami and The Beaches, showcase items from their menus at  cooking demonstrations to be held at Whole Foods Market – Coral Gables; Bloomingdale’s at Aventura Mall; The Macy’s Home Store at Aventura Mall; and The Macy’s Home Store at Dadeland Mall. 

 Below is the August/September schedule to-date for the not-to-be-missed cooking demonstrations, which are free and open to the public. Space at Whole Foods Market is limited, please register in advance. 

Whole Foods Market – Lifestyle Cooking Classes at 7 p.m. (cooking demo is free and open to the public)  

Tuesday, August 6, 2013              Scott Barrow, Devon Seafood + Steak
Thursday,August 8, 2013              Cindy Hutson, Ortanique on the Mile
Tuesday, August 13, 2013            Sean Brasel, Meat Market
Thursday, August 15, 2013           Chef Juliana, Barceloneta
Tuesday, August 20, 2013            Jose Luis Flores, Toro Toro Miami
Thursday, August 22, 2013          Julie Frans, Essencia
Thursday, August 27, 2013            Dario Correa, Spartico
Tuesday, September 3, 2013       Ryan Nielsen, Bongo’s
Thursday, September 5, 2013       Brian Nasajon, SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables
Whole Foods Market - Coral Gables, 6701 Red Road, Coral Gables, FL 33143To register for this FREE event, please call: (305) 421-9435 
 
How To Peel A Head Of Garlic In Less Than 10 Seconds PDF Print E-mail
Written by Huffington Post   
Sunday, 28 July 2013 18:44
How To Peel A Head Of Garlic In Less Than 10 Seconds
Peeling garlic can be an annoying task. In this video, Todd Coleman, Saveur executive food editor and test kitchen dweller, shows you how to do it in a speedy and efficient manner with an unexpected positive effect: all that smashing and shaking might just relieve you of the day's frustrations. (Note: if you're leery of crushing the garlic with your hand, you can use a mallet or the bottom of a heavy pan instead.)
Last Updated on Sunday, 28 July 2013 18:49
 
Celebrity Cruises wins Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence PDF Print E-mail
Written by SFG   
Saturday, 27 July 2013 23:06

 

In the first year that the Wine Spectator 2013 Restaurant Wine List Awards included cruise lines in its awards, Celebrity Cruises won 10 of the 11 coveted Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence.”

“We’re thrilled to be one of the first cruise lines to ever be considered in this way by Wine Spectator,” said Chanelle Duarte, CSW, Celebrity’s manager of beverage development. On average, Celebrity’s main restaurants have over 400 wines labels in addition to that of Celebrity’s onboard specialty restaurants which have their own unique wine lists

 
Recreating a 2,000 year old recipe for bread from Pompeii and Herculaneum - A Video PDF Print E-mail
Written by British Museum   
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 16:22
Giorgio Locatelli recreates a 2,000 year old recipe for bread
In AD 79, a baker put his loaf of bread into the oven. In 1930, the oven door was opened during excavations at Herculaneum. In 2013, the British Museum asked Giorgio Locatelli to recreate the recipe…

Restaurateur Giorgio Locatelli recreates a 2,000 year old recipe for bread. A Video

In AD 79, a baker put his loaf of bread into the oven. In 1930, the oven door was opened during excavations at Herculaneum. In 2013, the British Museum asked Giorgio Locatelli to recreate the recipe…

Watch how:  http://www.britishmuseum.org/channel/exhibitions/2013/pompeii_and_herculaneum/bread_recipe.aspx

 
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