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Wine My Way at the Aspen F & W Classic 2016

Among the many things the Aspen Food & Wine Classic does well is to encourage the audience to “think outside of the box” when pairing food with wine.  I have heard and read the standard line of pairing whites with seafood and reds with red meat, but what if you don’t necessarily want to tow that line?  And what do you pair with “difficult” food, like …

Aspen Food & Wine Classic 2016

I have been a bit of a vagabond since Memorial Day, floating between Arizona, California and Texas. While it has been great, the kids are growing a bit weary living out of a suitcase. I am happy to settle down for a month in California before the kids’ school starts to enjoy some cool weather and catch up on my posts. For the fourth year …

Aspen F&W Classic: The Grand Tasting

 Located in downtown Aspen, the Food & Wine’s Grand Tasting Pavilion gives over 200 exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their products during the 3 days of the Food & Wine Classic.  Here, wine and food enthusiasts make their way through the tents sampling wines and culinary delights from around the world.  Here is a sampling of mis favoritos. The Texas Lexus Cocktails from Patron Tequila…see recipe …

Aspen F&W Classic: Day 3

For the grand finale, the 2013 Classic Cook-Off featured a competition pitted between Andrew Zimmern and Geoffrey Zakarian, and was hosted by the vivacious Sissy Biggers.  Sissy is a well-known host and life-style expert on the Food Network and PBS, as well as a contributor to the Today show on NBC.  Geoffrey Zakarian’s career spans over 20 years in the culinary world, from Chef de …

Aspen F&W Classic: Day 2

Day 2 was off to a kick start with the dynamic Tim Love.  A native of Denton, Texas, with restaurants in Fort Worth and Houston, Tim Love is a man after my own heart…a meat and tequila guy.  At 10 am, he walked on stage with a glass of white wine (Texas wine, I hope).  He said he had been out till the wee hours …

Aspen Food and Wine: Day 1

What a weekend!  I loved every minute of it and am so excited to share it with you. Techniques to Create a Great Meal with Jacques and daughter Claudine Pepin took place on Friday, June 14, 2013, at 10 am in the St. Regis Hotel.  This is Jacques’s 30th year at the Food and Wine Classic, and he is still going strong.  Having published 28 …

Prelude to the Food & Wine Classic

I cannot believe it is finally here!  We registered today for what will surely be a fun-filled 3 days of culinary madness (my sister is holding my other 8 shopping bags, but don’t tell the Hubby). Upon our arrival last night, we headed to Jimmy’s on Mill Street, a local favorite.  Recognized in 2012 as one of the Top 50 bars in the nation by …

Aspen High Life

We just spent an eventful President’s Day weekend with friends who live in Aspen village.  This was a family trip so we avoided the late nights at the Caribou Club, and instead were fresh and ready every morning to put in full ski days while the kids were at ski school at nearby Buttermilk Mountain. As you can tell from my Telluride post, I love …

Tastes of Telluride

We have three family ski trips planned this winter/spring season, the first of which was to Telluride, Colorado.  Telluride is one of my favorite ski resorts in North America for its natural beauty, the charm of the old mining town with its rows of Victorian homes, and, most importantly, the on-mountain dining.  I fell hard for Telluride after Alpino Vino opened in 2009, and have …