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The Pope's Noodles - a divine inspiration


The Pope’s Noodles or Fettuccine alla Papalina – an upscale reinterpretation of the earthy spaghetti carbonara.

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How to break down a Pumpkin to make your fresh pumpkin pie filling

Peeled and deseeded, I chopped the pumpkin into 1inch X 1inch cubes

The toughest part of the pumpkin pie filling by far is breaking down the pumpkin. Read what this upcoming Chef discovered after he diced the pumpkin into little pieces…

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Folding Napkins with class

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Just in time for your Holidays entertainment needs, I ran across “Napkin Folding Guide”, a great website that gives 27 different folding instructions for entertaining with an additional touch of class.

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Secret Pumpkin Pie Recipe


Native Americans dried strips of pumpkin and wove them into mats. They also roasted long strips of pumpkin on the open fire and ate them. The origin of pumpkin pie occurred when the colonists sliced off the pumpkin top, removed the seeds, and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. The pumpkin was then baked in hot ashes.

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Fine wines are often discussed, but seldom opened


Join us for an evening of rare and collectible wines and taste 16 outstanding wines from award winning producers, followed by a perfectly paired dinner at: Emilio Ristorante, 1 Colonial Place, Harrison NY 10528

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Simply Italian Great Wines U.S. Tour organized by I.E.M. of Verona and I.E.E.M. of Miami, Florida, one of the most prominent trade tasting events of the year, returns to New York at the heart of the city in the stylish Hilton Midtown Hotel, and to Chicago’s luxurious Sofitel Water Towers this October with an impressive line-up of Italian wine regions, producers, and wines–both classic and new.


Are all winter squashes pumpkins?

Pumpkin & Squash Identification Chart from Earthbound Farm in Carmel Valley, CA

Pumpkins are winter squashes, but not all winter squashes are pumpkins! – No matter what you call them, in the fall many wonderful varieties are available. Squash is native to the New World, and some species have been cultivated for more than 9,000 years.

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Castle Hotel & Spa Announces Summer Series of Poolside Pairing Events


Castle Hotel & Spa announces another summer of culinary excellence with Poolside Pairings. The Culinary Team at Equus Restaurant has developed creative and innovative menus that perfectly complement the popular local beverage producers — distilleries, breweries, and vintners. All served in the spectacular Poolside Grotto at Castle Hotel & Spa overlooking the Hudson River.

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What is the true color of pinot grigio?


Pinot Grigio is often called a white grape, but that is incorrect, since it is not at all a white grape. The name itself–grigio means grey–indicates that it is a grape that is not that is not perfectly white. This variety is an offshoot of Pinot Noir, and without entering into the minutiae of genetics, a glance at the color of the berry is enough to see that. The coppery hue of the wine is often attributed to a more or less extended maceration of the must on the skins, during which the colorants in the grape-skin pass into the must, as happens on a normal basis with red wines. In fact, however, the presence of color in the must happens even when there is no skin contact during fermentation, since even when the grape is still on the vine, and it achieves ripeness, a certain amount of pigment passes into the juice in the berry.

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The unmistakable taste of Italy


The Consorzio Vino Chianti wants you to be part of its annual wine tasting experience Monday, April 28th at the Biergarten in Manhattan

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