It was the spring of 1988. Day three of an oenophile’s dream visit to Bordeaux dawned for our wine scribe Jim Walker and his troop of thirsty tipplers. The day’s destinations … […]
If you’ve been thinking about taking a cruise, you’re not alone. A recent study conducted by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says that 30 million travelers will take a cruise in […]
I first became aware of capon at Oundle School, many, many years ago, but it was not until recently that I tasted it. Now I’m a fan.
Our wine scribe, Jim Walker, his wife Hélène and two other couples embarked on an oenophile’s journey of a lifetime to Bordeaux, France. Their saga continues as they explore the tasty treasures […]
Whether you pronounce this tasty baked offering ‘scone,’ rhyming with ‘tone’ or rhyming with ‘gone,’ your dialect will reveal exactly where you come from.
The second evening of our 10-day Mediterranean cruise began with such promise. But it quickly went downhill when I tried to keep up with our twenty-something off-spring and party into the wee […]
In the mundane wilderness of ideas that is February, I’ve been searching for better and better comfort food. Bubble and squeak, a traditional English dish, made from left-over potatoes and greens, tempts.
A personal ad in the travel section of The New York Times many years ago started the whole thing. A few months later our wine correspondent Jim Walker, his wife Hélène Buisson, […]
At the Toronto Boat Show for the first time in a decade and a half without owning a sail boat. I’m not sure if I’m happy I sold it or sad I […]
I used to love visiting the East Coast of Florida and watching beautiful sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean. But once I saw a sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, that all changed.