Our wine scribe, Jim Walker, uncovered more than a long forgotten bottle when he plumbed the depths of his wine cellar.
Buying carrots at a farmers’ market on the weekend takes me deep into a political issue that highlights the conflict between local food producers – who we might call ‘real farmers’ – […]
At sea, romantics are more likely to get lovesick than seasick. In fact, most Canadian travelers believe that cruise ships are one of the most romantic places in the world. And […]
I’m not going to drink any more in January, my late father-in-law used to say, and I’m not going to drink any less. I think I’ll follow his wise advice.
Medieval charm, beautiful art galleries and lovely vistas go hand in hand in the winding, stepped streets of Saint Paul-de-Vence.
Wine aficionados are not born, they are definitely created. It takes a great deal of care and feeding, not to mention endless practice, to produce true devotees of the nectar of the […]
DIARY: Flower petals can give a great lift to our food, whether used purely decoratively or to enhance the flavour of the dish, as long as they are used judiciously and not […]
This delicious stuffed eggplant recipe appears in my new e-book Market to Table: The Cookbook, now available on Amazon, i-Tunes and Lulu.com, but here on Gentleman’s Portion for the first time.
She is possibly the greatest ocean liner ever built. She’s the Queen Mary 2, the only liner built since the Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969, and the last ship still offering a […]
Jim Walker continues his wine adventures in France by revealing that every once in a while he discovers a ‘new’ winery that seemed almost too good to be true. Same thing goes for […]