by Steven Doyle
Sparkling wines are the quintessential choice for toasting and sharing throughout your holiday season up to and even past New Years Eve. Festive and with great promise of a fantastic year that awaits couples and groups alike, sparklers are the perfect choice for any occasion.
We have plenty of information to arm you for the best party ever. Try our recipes and wine selections. And remember, it is only champagne when it comes from the Champagne region of France. Otherwise, it is sparkling wine. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Tiffany Derry is back on the tube again, this time with Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen which is scheduled to air at 9pm central standard time. There have been several chefs as of late make an appearance on the program which pits the talent up against each other in a battle for a prize that can be significant or meager depending on how much they spend to sabotage the other contestant.
In each episode, four chefs are greeted by show moderator Alton Brown with a briefcase filled with $100,000 in cash and, each contestant receives $25,000 to spend over the course of the game on auction items to help themselves or sabotage their competitors. After each cooking challenge is given, chefs have sixty seconds to gather ingredients in the pantry and then regroup for an auction to bid on culinary curveballs such as the exclusive use of salt or not allowing their opponents to taste their dishes.
A chef will be eliminated after each of the three rounds, and the last competitor to survive wins the money they have left in their bank. Continue reading