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  • "Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought."
    -- Napolean Hill, author
  • "I only drink Champagne when I'm happy, and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it -- unless I'm thirsty."
    -Lily Bollinger of the champagne house by the same name
  • If you're going to put something in your mouth, make it good.
  • Eat locally & sustainably; Eat seasonally; Shop at farmer's markets; Plant a garden; Conserve, compost & recycle; Cook simply; Cook together; Eat together; Remember food is precious.
    -Alice Waters' fundamental guidelines, The Art of Simple Food, 2007
  • "Le Fooding: A state of mind that values atmosphere, nice food presentation, sensuality, imagination, entertainment and time as much as high quality food on the plate."
    The Paris Times, June 2006
  • “Wear black, make it tight, accessorize…you’ll look Parisian”
    Sandra Busby (quoted in Great Eats Paris)
  • “EU has ‘too much wine’; France and Italy to turn 560 million litres into fuel or disinfectant”
    Headline in the International Herald Tribune, Thursday June 8, 2006
  • “Living la vida vino”
    Colin exclaimed while wine tasting in Chateauneuf du Pape
  • "You got screwed, my friend."
    Don't order strawberries when there is chocolate to be had is Caroleigh's advice.
  • "Squiddy-boy"
    What Frederic, the maitre d' and proprietor of Hotel d'Alibert, called Colin after ordering calamari.
  • Respect the passion of wine
    A sign along the road in the Languedoc region of France. May 2006
  • "O solo mio - TNT, it's dynamite!"
    The classic mash-up of Tony Bennett and AC-DC; as sung by German tourists, La restaurante "La Grigina", Sorrento, Italy
  • "Budgie Smuggler"
    aka Banana Hammock, from Caroleigh's trashy English tabloid
  • "Poor Drinking Decisions", Colin, especially the week between April 14 and 26.
  • "Pimp my brewpub"
    Shane C, 4/10/2006; at Lompoc 5Q, North Portland
  • "Wine, not brain surgery"
    Bruce B. Proprietor of Vino in Sellwood
  • "it's going to make you feel all warm and fuzzed out"
    Dr. Chestnut, 4/1/2006
  • "There is no genetic defense against stupidity"
    Dr. Chestnut, 2/25/2006
  • "Remember the Rhubarb"
    Daniel, server at Ripe, 3/29/2006
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