My Favorite Discovery: the Kunga

After people find out that I am an archaeologist, I am very often asked what my favorite “find” has been. I am considered “lucky” as an archaeologist, in that I frequently am part of really...

My Lake Michigan Shore

While this could  be a blog about the Lake Michigan Shore AVA, it is not.  Nor is it really about food, though food – and wine – figure prominently.  One could say it is about Culture...

Aperitivi

A visit to Italy certainly will entail an introduction to aperitivi: the post-work, pre-dinner cocktail hour that seems fairly mandatory.  Drinks include beer, wine, and cocktails – especially...

Merlot and Omani Spices?

Last night’s dinner was meant to be eaten with an Alsatian-style Pinot Gris.  We were making a fish tagine with an Omani spice mix of coriander, cumin, cardamom, mace, black pepper, red...