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Awake at the Whisk cooks chicken mole with fall harvest rice
Mole sauce isn't easy to make. The best recipes can take days. Or, you can stop in to your favorite Mexican restaurant and ask them to sell you a few cups of their mole sauce. That's what I did. This allows me to not only honor those we've lost while preparing a beautiful meal, but importantly, saves more time to spend with loved ones still around to enjoy a smile and a meal. My good friends at Hinode purchased this recipe from me, because they're as fond of travel and good food as I am. I'm grateful for their continued support of my efforts to share local food with my readers.
Read more: http://awakeatthewhisk.com
A Year in Wine scours his notes
A trip to Hudson Valley in 2008 to judge at the annual New York commercial wine competition gave me a chance to catch up with grape growers and winemakers from throughout the state, some on hand as fellow judges, some as volunteers to help run the judging. One Finger Lakes vintner complained about a continuing soft market for the cabernet franc he'd planted. "I should have planted more pinot grigio and less cabernet franc," he said, recognizing the nascent rise in popularity of the Italian grape. "But it's all part of the deal, it's agriculture," he was quick to add with the shrug of a longtime farmer. "It's not for the faint of wallet," he further said of farming.
Read more: www.ayearinwine.com
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