Reviews

Taking the heat
Book Reviews

Taking the heat

Taking The Heat is the first scholarly book examining the reasons for female chefs’ relative absence from prominence and promotion to becoming leaders of big kitchen brigades. Both authors are sociologists at the Texas State University and approached their research on content analysis of the food media to understand more […]

The girl in the garden
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The girl in the garden

The Girl in The Garden is an unforgettable novel about a young girl and her newborn son, abandoned at a seaside motel, located in a small fishing town in New England. June leads into the novel with the father of her newborn child. Soon the man disappears leaving her destitute. […]

Istanbul
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Istanbul

Istanbul begins with the foundation of the city in 667 BCE, and proceeds across centuries telling the internecine fighting, commerce, political, and evolution during the Byzantine epoch, and since 1453, Ottoman rule. During the prosperous Byzantine times, emperors sought to embellish the city with public places, palaces, and works of […]

Wine tasting
Wine Wine Reviews

Taste Ontario 2017

This year tastes comprised mostly of 2014 and 2015 vintages. 2014 vintage was cool, while 2015 was relatively warm, and resulted in full-bodied, flavorful red wines. In all, 41 wineries participated presenting 164. I tasted approximately 150 and scored 88+ and above for more than22. Undoubtedly, over the last 20 […]

Andrew Jefford’s Wine Course
Book Reviews

Andrew Jefford’s Wine Course

Andrew Jefford is a regular contributor to the Decanter wine magazine. He is considered a wine authority in literary circles, and resides in southern France. This book consists of three parts – the first part deals with the mechanics of tasting, knowledgeable drinking, and continuous learning. There is no end […]