A bourbon cocktail and dessert in one Annette Tomei created this ultimate Bourbon cocktail for us. We think it’s a drink and dessert in one. If you can’t decide between cocktails and dessert, this is your dream drink! It is a four-way cultural mix: from the US, northern strawberries and southern spirit; from Italy, northern […]
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About Annette Tomei
Annette Tomei is a food and beverage educator, writer, and cultural tourism consultant. She has a Master’s of Arts in Gastronomy and extensive education in wine and spirits. If that doesn't impress you, we think her recommendations in her Wine of the Week column will!
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Looking for a delicious treat that will be a pleasure for all your senses, including your sense of adventure? I’ve got the perfect idea. Charcuterie for two can be colorful and artfully presented. A charcuterie board is best when it includes a variety of textures, flavors, and aromatic ingredients. And the crisp snap of a […]
It is hard to believe a pile of pretty orange and white flowers can be transformed into a flavorful appetizer in a matter of minutes. If you’ve never made stuffed zucchini flowers, prepare to be amazed at how you can make a presentation-forward spring dish in a matter of minutes. And if you were formerly […]
What a chef eats at home Rarely do I take the time to prepare myself dinner – no matter how simple of a recipe. But when I treat myself, it’s with simple dishes like this humble home-cooked, braised chicken breast. This braised chicken recipe is easy and nutritious. But its combination of bold and subtle […]
The Jamaican Rum Hot Toddy This hot cocktail is my new, Caribbean drink for cold winter nights. I like the idea of drinking something tropical in winter but since this is a hot sorrel drink recipe, it’s also a great antidote for the cold. RELATED: A Hot Apple Cider Cocktail with New England Flavor What […]
A tequila hot toddy? Why not? Most hot drinks fall into the category of Hot Toddies. The history of these beloved cocktails, unsurprisingly, is full of lore. Barroom histories say as much about the teller of the tales as the drinks themselves. And the Hot Toddy is no exception. TO TRY: Love hot cocktails? Don’t […]
Hot cocktails are my go-to for winter. And this hot apple cider cocktail is one of my favorites for heating up a cold night.Drinks with both balanced flavors and a bit of warmth are as good as the best comfort food for bringing back your glow even in the depths of the darkest months.
This hearty, roasted winter squash dish is a great vegetarian entrée or can be served as a side dish for carnivores. (I recommend pairing it with roasted pork shoulder or pork tenderloin…And perhaps a Pinot Noir!) What’s best about this recipe is that it pairs roasted butternut squash – or whatever squash you’re using – […]
NV Sandeman White Port, Oporto, Portugal Founded in 1790, the Sandeman story is a long and fascinating one. It may be the most recognized Porto in the world. The caped silhouette of “The Don” is an iconic image in fortified wines. And while you can learn about that from their website, what I’m happy to […]