Last week I got to witness the California walnut harvest and wanted to share a bit of the photos and fun with you all.
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A recount of my trip to the town of Bassano del Grappa where the Italian spirit, grappa, hails from.
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A peek into my behind-the-scenes private tour of San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company.
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Notes and photos from my field trip to Ventura Limoncello.
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It was like eating my way through history with each bite revealing something new about the origins of cacao. I was tasting the creations of Hawaii-based Madre Chocolate, whose goal, in their words, is to serve up “an edible history of chocolate.”
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It was if the skies were weeping there was so much rain falling and yet, not even 24 hours prior, I had been crossing fields of lava rock in heat so dry I could’ve baked flatbread.
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It’s impossible to talk craft beer without quickly mentioning Oregon. So when I headed to Portland for this year’s IACP conference, I hopped around the Hood River region discussing and, of course, sipping beer. Here are the highlights:
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I know, I know, you think I’ve become a roadie for a vegetarian band. Fear not as I didn’t, but I did visit with the folks over at Hodo Soy Beanery. They’re self-professed tofu ambassadors as they want to breathe new life into tofu by making it minimally processed, eco-conscious, and delicious. Have you ever made your own tofu? It’s easy yet it’s not. I mean the process is a cinch, but achieving really awesome texture and flavor, well, that’s a challenge.
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