What’s Your ‘Vinotype’?

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We all know the classic food and Wine paring rules: Red Wines with with Red Meats, White Wines with Poultry, Fish and Seafood. But recent studies of Wine lovers and their preferences have revealed that those old rules may be outmoded. Chefs and Hospitality School experts say, “Let the palate rule!”

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Drinking Alcohol Improves Fluency

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Well, that’s not exactly right. But a new study shows that multilingual people are more confident and have more authentic accents when speaking languages other than their primary one. The study was mainly subjective, but the researchers who carried it out stand by their findings…

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Hallowe’en 2017 Postmortem…

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This is not really a food post, but an observation on changing realities in changing times. During the long periods between doorbell rings last night, wondering where all the kid were, I had the opportunity to reflect on how Hallowe’en – and Hallowe’en treats – have changed since I was a kid…

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Be A Responsible Hallowe’en Cook!

Yes, I’m going to reissue my annual plea that everyone who carves a Pumpkin for this ‘holiday’ should follow through and preserve the squash for eating over the next year. With all the starving people around the world looking on at you in disbelief, how can you justify just throwing it away?

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Chinese Breed Low-Fat Pigs

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A group of Chinese researchers has come up with a new breed of swine that they say will both increase production of their nation’s favourite meat and make for healthier dining. Their low-fat pig is the product of genetic engineering, but most Chinese diners won’t care. No GMO stigma, there…

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