Category Archives: BOOKS

CANYON OF THE ANCIENTS GUEST RANCH & NAVARIN PRINTANIER

Wish you were here to experience the glories that can’t be put into words: the quiet so peaceful as to hear the cattle chewing in the pasture, the wings of a bird flap overhead and the swishing sway of the wild apricot trees that line the creek; the air so fresh as to send scents […]

INVERAWE and SMOKED SALMON PATE

Anyone hooked on smoked salmon has probably heard of Inverawe and Robert & Rosie Campbell-Preston. Robert & Rosie opened Inverawe Smokehouse in Argyll, on the West Coast of Scotland, in 1980. Robert was the fish smoker, an art he learned growing up on the banks of the Awe. Rosie tackled the marketing, a talent she […]

BEST BARBECUE RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA AND JOHNNY FUGITT

When you first meet Johnny Fugitt he radiates a gentlemanly persona. Winning smile. Charming manners. Not a spot on his shirt nor bulk to his body (which is contrary to what a steady diet of barbecue might suggest). Not that a second meeting doesn’t yield the same reaction. It’s just that Johnny seems more of […]

ELIZABETH MINCHILLI, EATING ROME, & MINCHILLI MEATBALLS

America’s favorite guru of luscious Italy, Elizabeth Minchilli, is at it again. April 7 marks the debut of her seventh book, EATING ROME.To say that Elizabeth has great taste and knows all of the great food places in Rome is to understate. She also knows the in and outs of Italian culture, style, art, architecture, interior design, […]

WORLD’S BEST BEER BARS BY BILL YENNE

Bill Yenne has been writing about beer for a quarter century and is among the world’s leading authorities on beer and brewing history. Then again, he’s an authority on many topics, having contributed to encyclopedias of both world wars as well as having authored more than three dozen non-fiction books with topics ranging from aviation to biography (Julius […]

FAMILY FOOD AND FUN IN LOS ANGELES

Catherine McCord perfectly fits the description of a contemporary food-focused superwoman/super mom.  A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Catherine credits her parents and grandparents for instilling in her a love of food, particularly healthy, wholesome food. Her knowledge expanded and interest in food and cooking intensified when she traveled the world as a supermodel and explored […]

BEST LITTLE ROCK RESTAURANTS

  One of Kat Robinson’s business cards states that she is a writer, storyteller and idea generator. Another says that she serves as Communications Manager of Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. I am sure Kat owns even more cards, because it’s hard to sum up the career of this creative, talented woman on two […]

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

Dark colored chocolates and goodies from Britain, Give me a taste and I’m totally smitten. Scallops and lobster that come to my door, Are some of the feast foods I simply adore. Bright shiny cookbooks and facials with red wine, Flying to Paris on OpenSkies airline. Wanting suggestions for what Santa brings? Here are the […]

OPENSKIES

If ever there was a marriage made in heaven it’s OpenSkies airlines coupling all-business class service with low value pricing. Can’t beat the service or the deals.

CANYON RANCH NOURISH COOKBOOK

Canyon Ranch’s new cookbook, NOURISH authored by corporate chef Scott UehleinC