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Glass Bottles, Glass Ceilings

How Women of the Vine breaks barriers in the alcohol beverage industry

Cynthia Lohr

In 2005, New York City-based tech marketing guru Deborah Brenner took a trip to Napa that would change her life—and the role of women in wine—forever. During her tour of the area’s famous wineries, she discovered how male-dominated the wine industry is. She even learned of several cases where a winery made a conscious decision to omit a female winemaker’s ... Read More »

Food Talk

With Dan Jurafsky, author of "The Language of Food"

In “The Language of Food,” Stanford University linguistics professor and chair Dan Jurafsky journeys into the linguistic history of all things culinary. Jurafsky explores food terminology with easy-to-digest etymologies, entertaining anecdotes, and even snippets of ancient recipes—as well as some not-so-ancient ones, like Emily Dickinson’s recipe for coconut cake. “The Language of Food” asks questions about the similarities between words like macaroon, macaron, and ... Read More »

Chase ‘N Our Face

The 13-year-old cooking show host you need to meet

When Chase Bailey was just 11 years old, he started his own cooking show: Chase ‘N Yur Face. Working with his hands in the kitchen, interviewing chefs, and acting in front of the camera have helped him conquer the challenges of his autism diagnosis. Together with his mom, Mary, he blogs regularly and films a couple episodes each month in ... Read More »

Chase Bailey’s Apricot Amazeballs Recipe

The Chase 'N Yur Face host shares a recipe that works as an app or dessert

Apricot Amazeballs

Apricot Amazeballs from Chef Chase Bailey of Chase ‘N Yur Face serves five Ingredients 15 whole fresh apricots 15 small mozzarella bocconcini 1 jalapeño, diced (optional) 1 c flour 1 Tbsp cornstarch 1-1/2 c soda water 1-2 Tbsp sugar* 1-1/2 qts canola oil *Sugar is only necessary if you’re making the Amazeballs as a dessert. Method Cut apricots in half ... Read More »

European Health Secrets

Boulder author Layne Lieberman dishes on Swiss, French, and Italian diet tips

Beyond the Mediterranean

Paleo. Gluten-free. Raw foods. Which of these dietary trends have you or someone you know tested in the recent past? Award-winning culinary nutritionist and Boulder-based author Layne Lieberman, RD, believes the key to a healthy lifestyle is simpler than these passing fads. While living in Switzerland, she discovered the eating habits that allow the Swiss to enjoy the second longest ... Read More »

Hitting All the Right Notes

El Paseo, a historic gem reimagined

Sammy Hagar at El Paseo

By Richard Brenna When Sammy Hagar recently bought, renovated, and reopened El Paseo in his hometown of Mill Valley, the music legend was motivated by ideals far more dear to him than money. He did it, he says, for his love of people, food, family, and wine. El Paseo was built in 1947—coincidently the same year Hagar was born in central California—but the path of ... Read More »

Kendall-Jackson’s Caponata

Caponata by Chef Eric Frischkorn serves four (with leftovers) Ingredients  1 large eggplant, peeled and sliced 1/3-inch thick 2 red bell peppers, seeded, cored, and cut into 4 wedges 1/2 red onion, cut in half with root intact 4 Roma tomatoes, quartered, seeds removed 1/4 cup olive oil 1 Tbsp kosher salt 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted 12 dried figs, quartered ... Read More »

Kendall-Jackon’s Grilled Flatiron Steak

Grilled Flatiron Steak by Chef Eric Frischkorn serves four Pair with: Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Zinfandel Ingredients  1 (2-lb) flatiron steak, halved and fascia removed kosher salt freshly ground black pepper Sea salt Method Remove steaks from refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat grill to high heat. Pat steaks dry with a paper towel and season ... Read More »

A Mexican Spirit in Greek Bottling

The story of Demetrio tequila

By Maya Silver | Editor What’s a tequila company doing with a Greek name like Demetrio? That’s a good question, and the answer begets a not-so-short story. You see, Marion Mariathasan is not your average tequila company head honcho. Founding and managing Demetrio is just one of many of the sombreros Mariathasan wears. Originally from Sri Lanka, his family fled ... Read More »

Pullman Pleasures

Journey through time on the Napa Valley Wine Train

By Maya Silver | Editor It’s almost impossible for a food lover to resist the lure of an edible adventure. There are restaurants under the sea with marine views; Old-World brasseries huddled cliff-side in the Alps; and dining in the dark with servers donning night-vision goggles. But our culinary escapade of choice? The Napa Valley Wine Train. While some unconventional ... Read More »