Author Archives: gastronomad

The New VinEducation

This year marks the beginning of a new phase for me and my company, VinEducation, after many years of hibernation. The new model – a portfolio of several types of food and beverage ventures, with great new adventures still to come. For … Continue reading

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New Year, New Business, New List of Places to Go

In a previous post, I alluded to new beginnings on the horizon – 2013, began not only a new year – it brought a big change to my career. My inner gypsy has taken the reigns once again and VinEducation … Continue reading

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Heaven by the Sea

As long as there is Kaua’i, Don Ho’s words will ring true. After nearly ten years, I finally returned to Hawaii’s garden island and spent over a week basking in the sun (and moon) over Hanalei. This was a very … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event

 I am happy to announce that next month I will be doing one of my first traveling classes (hoping there will be many more coming soon!). On August 19 I will be on Cape Cod at Chillingsworth Restaurant teaching a … Continue reading

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VinEducation 2012

Eating and drinking should  be, above all else, fun – but that doesn’t mean they cannot also be a vehicle for the discovery of new cultures, tastes, and thought processes. It is from that premise that VinEducation 2012 will grow. I returned … Continue reading

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Where Chefs Eat in NYC, 2010 Round-up, Part 1

Of all the posts I’ve written, the most popular have consistently been about where chefs eat in NYC. Since it’s been so long since the original list was posted, I’ve got too many additions to cover at once. The following is Part … Continue reading

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Cranberry-Almond Tart

For those of you who, like me, put some things off until the very last minute… or for those looking for a great use for leftover cranberry sauce, here’s a recipe for my favorite fall dessert. Cranberry-Almond Tart  Serves 6-8 … Continue reading

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