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Italian Pinks, Sardinian Native Grapes, and Gamberi all'Aglio #ItalianFWT

Lauren of The Swirling Dervish is hosting the Italian Food Wine Travel bloggers for August. She's asked us to look at Rosato wines. You can read her invitation here  - where she details some Italian pinks from the Northeast, Northwest, Central, and Southern. If you are reading this early enough, feel free to join us for a live Twitter chat on Saturday, August 1st. Follow the hashtag #ItalianFWT and be sure to add that to any tweets you post so that we can see it, too. All of these posts will be live between Friday, July 31st and early morning on August 1st. David from Cooking Chat writes about Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo: Pairings with My Favorite Italian Rosé . Pinny from Chinese Food and Wine Pairings writes about Pairing Bibi Graetz Casamatta Toscana Rosato with Drunken Cold Chicken Wings and Pork Knuckle, Sautéed Julienne Leeks . Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla tempts us with Italian Pinks, Sardinian Native Grapes, and Gamberi all'Aglio. Terri from Our Goo

Chilcano De Pisco (Peruvian Brandy Cocktail)

Our family toast: Inca Kola, Chica Morada, and my Chilcano De Pisco What to do when your husband isn't consuming eggs and you had planned on Pisco Sours for Peruvian independence day? Well, if you're me, you look for another mixed drink that uses pisco and doesn't use eggs! Eureka. I found mention of a chilcano de pisco , which is not to be confused with chilcano de pescado . The former is a cocktail made with Peruvian brandy; the latter is a Peruvian fish soup that sounds delicious, but is definitely not this. Though I have had Pisco before, I did some reading and wanted to share some fun facts about this unique brandy  that is produced in Peru and also in Chile. Pisco must be made in one of five coastal regions of Peru, including Ica, Lima, Arequipa, Moquegua, and Tacna; it cannot be aged in wood at all; it can only be distilled once, and only in a copper pot; it has to be distilled from wine as opposed to the leftovers from wine production; and Pisco can

Faux-reos (Homemade Oreos), Women's Suffrage, and Happy Children #FoodieReads #GalleyMatch #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of author Laura Kumin and publisher Pegasus books. I received a complimentary copy for the purpose of review, through The Book Club Cookbook's Galley Match program,  but all opinions are honest and they are my own.  No additional compensation for this post was provided; this page may contain affiliate links. All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women's Right to Vote by Laura Kumin* is set for release on August 4th. But my Lit Happens group was offered the opportunity to read advanced electronic copies early through the Galley Match with The Book Club Cookbook. On the Page I never pass up the chance to read a book that includes history and food. In this case, Laura Kumin offers us a delicious new book with a fresh look at the history of the women's suffrage movement. And the amount of knowledge Kumin has about the subject is evident. This was a fun one for this history-loving foodi

Simple Summery Squash Muffins #MuffinMonday

Earlier in the year I saw a post from one of my favorite bloggers - Wendy at  A Day in the Life on the Farm  - and I realized that they've been having a muffin party for years without me. LOL. I emailed the host, Stacy of  Food Lust People Love  and got the scoop: "...last Monday of the month and no themes. We've been baking together since August 2015! Only one rule, you must use the muffin method (folding wet ingredients with dry - no creaming butter and sugar, etc.) to bake muffins." I've been happily joining in for months now. This month, this is the muffin line-up... Banana Mocha Chip Muffins from Jolene's Recipe Journal Cranberry Orange Pistachio (Vegan) Muffins from Food Lust People Love Creamed Corn Muffins from Palatable Pastime Lemonade Muffins from Karen's Kitchen Stories Scotch Bonnet Cornbread Muffins from Passion Kneaded Simple Summery Squash Muffins from Culinary Adventures with Camilla Soft Blueberry Muffins from Maki

Road Trip Food + Jake's Scrambled Eggs #FoodieReads

I just finished a book about the ultimate American road trip - Not Tonight, Josephine: A Road Trip Through Small-Town America by George Mahood.* Maybe it was my way of virtually traveling the country while we're entering out nineteenth week of being sheltered-in-place during this coronavirus pandemic. Pause on that for a moment. Nineteen weeks. Our annual summer camping trip was canceled - maybe postponed! - and schools are starting in a couple of weeks in a completely distance learning model. So, it doesn't appear we'll be getting out and about any time soon. Boo. Mahood's book was a wonderful antidote to the travel itch. First things first. The photo above was taken by a friend when the guys did a crazy road trip years ago from the Monterey Peninsula up into Oregon to pick up a motorcycle. Boys! On the Page image from Before I picked up this book, I had never heard of George Mahood. Sorry, George. Now that I've read this, and sha

Devolution + Oven-Dried Jerky #FoodieReads

Let's start with this - Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks* isn't a book I would have chosen to read on my own in about a million years. But when Jake asked me to read it - because he really wanted to talk about it - I obliged. It's his 'bookless book group' pick and is significant in that it's the first book this has ever been chosen in the decade or so that all of these guys have been friends. We used to joke when they started to get together for man cave activities, that it was their version of a book group. But, as I said, they have never read a book together. Ever. Until now. And, then, let's also say that this isn't a foodie book. However, there's a surprising amount of food in it. Plus it inspired me to make jerky in the oven. I'll get to that soon. On the Page When Jake asked me to read this, I had no idea what to expect. The only thing I knew was that it was suggested by a frien