Executive Chef Rudi Sodamin of Holland America Cruise Line’s Coconutty Blondies

Executive Chef Rudi Sodamin of Holland America Cruise Line’s Coconutty Blondies

Having just returned from a short repositioning cruise from Vancouver B.C to San Diego, I wanted to share a special creation from Executive Chef Rudy Sodamin of Holland America Cruise Lines. Chef oversees everything food on Holland America, and it’s no small feat. The kitchen crew prepares enormous amounts of food, and quality is number […]

“Judgment Of Paris” Colors Stag’s Leap Wine Cellar’s Celebration

“Judgment Of Paris” Colors Stag’s Leap Wine Cellar’s Celebration

This article appeared in October 2014 in Honestcooking.com Culinary Travel section In May of 1976 while America was gearing up for a celebration of the bicentennial year of its revolution, across the globe another revolution was just beginning. A blind wine tasting, taking place in Paris (now known as “The Judgment of Paris“) was soon to […]

Sugar Cookie From Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Kentucky

Sugar Cookie From Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Kentucky

When in the Lexington Kentucky area plan a visit to  Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, Kentucky only 26 miles from Lexington. As the largest restored Shaker community on 2900 acres of farmland and 34 restored 19th-century buildings, if you want to learn about this interesting way of life that has all but disappeared, […]