Remember when it used to be difficult to buy something for Dad? You’ve grown out of making school projects for him to keep on his desk at work – and who goes to work at a desk these days? – and it has been a challenge to find something that Dad both wants and doesn’t […]
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About Barbara Barrielle
Barbara Barrielle is a freelance food, wine and travel writer and guidebook author living in the heart of the California Wine Country. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Palate Press and a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Barbara is also the producer of the California wine country documentary CRUSHED. Follow her on Instagram, @barbarabarrielletravels.
Entries by Barbara Barrielle
I often find my mind drifting toward tropical fantasies when I sit at my desk and stare out a grey sky. And it usually turns my mood as grey as the sky. The smell of something coconut and the promise of a tropical paradise it evokes never fails to pull me out of my funk. […]
If you’re a fan of strawberry shortcake, (and who isn’t), you will love this sweet and tangy cake recipe. It offers many similarities to traditional shortcakes like the sweetness of the fruit and the tang of the buttermilk. Only it’s reimagined as a cake with the crunch of a crumb top and the simplicity of […]
I am a mother but don’t really expect much on Mother’s Day…that’s OK. We are in a weird time and between financial struggles and anxiety, sometimes it’s hard to focus. But, if your partner is a mom, you can bet that no matter how much of an internal struggle you’re feeling right now, she’s taking […]
When friends invited me over for a scallop pizza, I thought it was a weird autocorrect. Scallop pizza? Although my favorite food on earth may be a big, juicy scallop, I never pictured scallops on pizza. Well, it turns out that the sea scallop pizza served at that get-together may be the best pizza I […]
Do you know what makes a great pot of chili even better? Nothing beats chili made with ground Wagyu beef. The high-quality, melt-in-your-mouth beef makes every recipe better. But Wagyu beef chili is a recipe everyone should experience at least once. This particular ground Wagyu beef chili was created by Chef Rick Warkel for the […]
Whole crab or crab legs may seem like a restaurant dish but this seafood treat is deceptively easy to make at home. In fact, it can be even better than what you get at a restaurant. If the crab is fresh, nothing can beat the flavor of this fantastic recipe! Why you’re going to love […]
I’m in a gift-giving mood! I feel like this year more than ever we give ourselves some self-love and treat the most special people in our life with something that will make them feel good and feel the love.
What vegetable do you serve with a summer meal of lamb and Pinot Noir? In Sonoma County, peak of season green beans with scarlet summer tomatoes tossed with salty feta cheese makes a great side dish. This green bean tomato and feta salad recipe with a touch of Greek flare is what we chose to […]