Food And Wine

A People and their Cuisine (part 1 of 3)

Italian dish
Chuck Sat, 2013-10-12 12:30
For the next few blogs, at the risk of reinforcing a few stereotypes, we're going to explore some cultural parallels in cuisine, wine, and dance. Whether the latter are a result of the former, or if the former is influenced by the latter, we'll leave that to the sociologists (or whoever researches that sort of thing). We just think it's cool to think of how those things a culture has most proudly developed are often a reflection of that culture, and in fact I think it's the search of those interesting connections that keeps people who are addicted to travel (like us) going out for more. When...

California Wine Country, 2013

Chuck Sat, 2013-08-10 10:00
Sometimes when you do something you ask yourself, "Now, why didn't I do that earlier?" This was the case with our summer trip to California wine country, which, followers of our blog will know, has been on the wish list for a little while. Lori and I flew out to San Francisco on a Thursday so I could meet with some colleagues Friday morning, and Susan (Lori's sister) and Randy (Susan's husband) joined us Friday afternoon. We enjoyed Pier 39, the Fisherman's Wharf area, and took a bay cruise between Friday evening and Saturday, then our best friends, Ty and Laurie, drove down from Seattle and...