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A Movie Set in Acerenza and Tumacë Me Tulë + Azienda Bisceglia Aglianico del Vulture Gudarra 2015 #ItalianFWT

Buon Anno! Happy New Year! Welcome to the first post of 2022 for the Italian Food Wine Travel group. I am hosting and decided to change things up slightly. This month, I invited the group to watch a movie in addition to tracking down a wine and making a food pairing. If you are reading this early enough, and aren't too groggy from your end-of-2021 celebrations, you are welcome to join our Twitter chat on New Year's morning. 8am. Just follow the hashtag #ItalianFWT and be sure to add that to anything you share so we can see it.  Here's what the writers were inspired to post... A Movie Set in Acerenza and Tumacë Me Tulë + Azienda Bisceglia Aglianico del Vulture Gudarra 2015 by Culinary Adventures with Camilla Enjoying Aglianico From the Vine with Pizza Montanara by A Day in the Life on the Farm From the Vine: Devouring Pizza, Donnachiara Aglianico Wine, and the Movie by Our Good Life How A Glorious Past Can Reinvent The Future in Basilicata by Grapevine Adventures Mil

Mushroom-Less Strata and a Heart-Warming Screwball Holiday Dram-edy #FoodNFlix

After last month's assignment of Friendsgiving  - that I couldn't get through - I was not excited about the pick for this month's Food'n'Flix . Holiday movies can either go very wrong or very right for me. But after I read Eliot's Eats' invitation for The Family Stone  -  and after my kids made me watch Home Alone and Home Alone 2 -  I eagerly started streaming this month's Food'N'Flix pick online.  You still have half a month to join the fun, if you're inclined. Spoiler alert: this landed in the 'love' holiday movie category for me. I will happily add this to my annual watch list! On the Screen The Family Stone  invites you in to the eponymous family's holiday gathering. Adult children Amy (Rachel McAdams), Everett (Dermot Mulroney), Ben (Luke Wilson), Susannah (Elizabeth Reaser), and Thad (Tyrone Giordano) come home to celebrate Christmas with their parents Sybil (Diane Keaton) and Kelly (Craig T. Nelson). Okay, with that line-u

You're Invited: The #WorldWineTravel Writers are Heading Down Western Australia

from Have you been following along as the World Wine Travel writers made their way around Spain in 2021? Well, for 2022, our focus is going to be the wine regions of Australia and New Zealand. So, get ready to head Down Under with us. Here's what the group has planned... Cool climate Happs Semillon from Margaret River by  Avvinare Getting to Know Margaret River through Vasse Felix by  Food Wine Click! Hooroo! Aussie Burgers with the Lot + Hope Estate 2015 The Ripper Shiraz by  Culinary Adventures with Camilla Margaret River Shiraz Kicks Off Virtual Trip Down Under by  My Full Wine Glass Margaret River’s Vinaceous Voodoo Moon Malbec Makes You Howl for Blue Cheese BBQ by  Wine Predator...Gwendolyn Alley A decade ago, I spent six weeks taking elementary kids on a culinary tour of Australia. We tried vegemite; we made pavlovas and Australian meat pies. My youngest son has been been infatuated with wombats since first grade - I have no idea why - but he was thrilled to be

Mushroom Soup with Manzanilla Sherry #WorldWineTravel

This month, David of  Cooking Chat  is hosting the #WorldWineTravel group as we wrap up our Spanish explorations of 2021. David called this 'writers' choice', so we didn't have a specific wine region on which to focus. Also, we aren't having a live Twitter chat as our regularly scheduled chat day falls on Christmas day. Here are the group's offerings... Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm is getting in the spirit with Merry Christmas; Let's Celebrate with Cava . Linda from My Full Wine Glass will be Revisiting Tried and True Rioja . Terri from Our Good Life shares "5 Great Wines from Spain Perfect for Gift Giving" Jeff from Food Wine Click! is confessing Shh! Cream Sherry is My Guilty Pleasure . Martin from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog is Commemorating Setbacks and Success with Bodegas Tradición Palo Cortado VORS . Gwendolyn from Wine Predator…Gwendolyn Alley  will be sharing "5 Garnacha from Spain with Spicy Spanish Pairings" Lynn from

High-Low Pairing: Domaine Allimant-Laugner Crémant d'Alsace Rosé + Takeout Chinese #Winophiles

  This month - the last month of 2021 - the French Winophiles are getting into the holiday spirit with bubbles, specifically, Crémant wines. Susannah of  Avvinare  leading the discussion. And if you are reading this early enough, feel free to join in on our Twitter chat Saturday, December 18th at 8am Pacific time. Follow the hashtag #Winophiles and be sure to add that to anything you tweet so we can see it. Here's what the French Winophiles are sharing about Crémant... A Delightful Duo of Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog An Aperitif with Flair - Crémant de Bourgogne and Amuse-Bouche by Grape Experiences Champagne Sabering Louis Boillot Cremant de Bourgogne by David Glancy Master Sommelier and French Wine Scholar from San Francisco Wine School Crémant du Jura: A Trip to the Mountains by Avvinare French Crémant with Tasty Nibbles by Always Ravenous High-Low Pairing: Domaine Allimant-Laugner Crémant d'Alsace Rosé + Takeout Chinese by Culinary Adventures

Dungeness Crab Boil #FishFridayFoodies

  It's time for the final Fish Friday Foodies' 2021  event. W e are a group of seafood-loving bloggers, rallied by Wendy of  A Day in the Life on the Farm , to   share fish and seafood recipes on the third Friday of the month. It's hard to believe that the year is over, but we've had a lot of fun...and I have a ton of new fish and seafood recipes to try. This month, Sue of Palatable Pastime is leading the discussion on seafood boils.  Here's the line-up for the event... Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Dungeness Crab Boil Palatable Pastime: Easy Instant Pot Seafood Boil Making Miracles: Seafood Boil with Garlic Butter Sauce A Day in the Life on the Farm: Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil Karen’s Kitchen Stories: Viet-Cajun Seafood Boil Dungeness Crab Boil We love doing seafood boils because they are fun, easy to size up for large parties (well, before COVID-times, right?), and there is virtually no clean-up. You just roll up the newsprint and throw it

Waiting for the Temperature Drop: Still Eating al Fresco and Pouring Moschofilero #WinePW

This month, the Wine Pairing Weekend bloggers are turning their eyes towards the wines of Greece. Deanna of  Wineivore  is hosting. You can read her preview here . Wendy is tasting Assyrtiko from Santorini paired with Greek Mac and Cheese at A Day in the Life on the Farm. Camilla is Waiting for the Temperature Drop: Still Eating al Fresco and Pouring Moschofilero at Culinary Adventures with Camilla. Andrea asks Do You Know Fokiano? at The Quirky Cork. David is having a Greek Spaghetti Recipe and Wine Pairing at Cooking Chat. Cindy is exploring how Xinomavro Thrives in Naoussa Where Key Elements Define Its Character at Grape Experiences. Deanna is testing an Almost Paleo Greek Menu + an Aged Sparkling Zitsa at Wineivore. Gwendolyn is pairing 2 Greek Wines with Grilled Eggplant, Black Cod, Lamb Kebabs at Wine Predator. Nicole is showcasing Three Off-the-Beaten-Path Pairings for Holiday Cheese & Charcuterie Platters at Somm’s Table.   Pouring Moschofilero

Iraqi Lamb Stew, Inspired by Pandemonium Noshery #EattheWorld

I am sharing my version of Pandemonium Noshery's  Iraqi Lamb Stew  today for our monthly Eat the World event which is a fun blog swap. Here's the line-up... Pandemonium Noshery: Ottolenghi’s Burnt Eggplant Salad   Evelyne at Cultureatz: Gromperekichelcher: Potato Fritters from Luxembourg   Sneha’s Recipe: Baytinjan   A Day in the Life on the Farm: Hadgi Badah iraqi cardamom cookies   Culinary Adventures with Cam: Iraqi Lamb Stew Eat the World's 2021 It's hard to believe that we are at the the end of 2021. Crazy. So, welcome to the December installment of our #EattheWorld project, being spearheaded by Evelyne of  CulturEatz . Here's  her challenge . This month we are doing something a little bit differently. Instead of Evelyne picking a country from which we all cook, the Eat the World crew is doing a blog swap, giving some love fellow bloggers and making one of their previous #EattheWorld recipes. Before we get to that, here's a recap of this past year. By table

Hojarascas (Mexican Shortbread Cookies) #SundayFunday

  Today the Sunday Funday group is writing about and sharing international cookie recipes. Thanks to Stacy of  Food Lust People Love , Sue of  Palatable Pastime , Rebekah of  Making Miracles , and Wendy of  A Day in the Life on the Farm  for coordinating this low-stress group. This week Wendy is hosting and asked us to post cookie recipes from around the world. She wrote: "I love learning traditions of other countries through cooking and baking. Share a traditional Christmas cookie from somewhere around the World that is special to you and tell us why it brings you fond memories." Here's the line-up... Sneha’s Recipe presents  Cashew Cherry Cookies   Palatable Pastime serves up  Chinese Almond Cookies   Culinary Adventures with Camilla gives us Hojarascas (Mexican Shortbread Cookies)  Mayuri’s Jikoni shares  Karachi Biscuits   A Good Life plates  Mexican Tea Cookies   A Day in the Life on the Farm discovers  South African Double Crunchers  Amy’s Cooking Adventures has  St