The Topography of Thanksgiving Facts and Regional Foods

The Topography of Thanksgiving Facts and Regional Foods

  ( “Thanksgiving Grace 1942 at home of Earle Landis”  photo by Marjorie) On the Travel Writers radio show with Graeme Kemlo, Melbourne Australia   Today Thanksgiving in America means turkey, football, a groaning family table and a day off for the holiday – unless you work for some heartless greedy retailers. But we’re not […]

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 […]