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Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Frittata in Pastry Crust

To make the pastry dough: Work butter and flour together with your fingertips until you get a crumbly mass; slowly add a pinch of salt...

The Cellar: Versatile Holiday Wines

During the holiday season I am often asked what wines to pair with various dishes. Now while individual pairings obviously depend on what is served...

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Vigilia Stuffed Calamari

What is the Feast of the Seven Fishes? "It's what Italians do when they say they're fasting." More precisely, the Feast is a...

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: All About Panettone

In Italy it wouldn't be Christmas without one at the end of the dinner. Created in Milan at the time of Ludovico il Moro,...

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Rabbit Pate’ With Crostini

Use good country bread for this rustic appetizer: the texture of the crumb should be somewhat uneven, the crust crisp and golden brown. The leaf...

The Cellar: Classic Old World Blends

With all the full-bodied, heavily extracted red wines coming from South America, Australia and, of course, California, I thought it was time to look at...

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Farmer’s Pasta

This peasant style pasta is a meal in itself. If the marriage of potatoes and pasta leave you wondering, you will become a believer once...

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Speck & Polenta Wraps

Use packaged cooked polenta for this easy appetizer; you will find it in most supermarkets or gourmet stores. Otherwise, make a batch of instant polenta,...

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Thanksgiving Herb-Roasted Turkey

Whether you're tackling a Thanksgiving turkey for the first or hundredth time, our top tips will ensure your big bird is the best it...

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Black Beans & Chorizo Soup

Black, or turtle, beans are small roughly ovoid legumes with glossy black shells. The scientific name for black beans is Phaselous vulgaris, an epithet shared...

Mexican Yarn Painting Artist Valadez Coming to Margaritas in Northborough

Cilau Valadez

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant in Northborough will host internationally recognized yarn painting artist Cilau Valadez as part of the Margaritas Visiting Artist Program.  ...

MA Ranked as One of Least Obese States in U.S.

Massachusetts is ranked as one of the least obese state in the United States, according to a study done by WalletHub. Mass was...

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Pan-Seared Maple Venison

Venison tenderloins are the pieces of deer meat taken from the section by the backbone that can be eaten similarly to beef or pork. The...

The Cellar: Montefalco

It has been a few years since we last visited Montefalco. With more and more of its wines locally available I thought it was time...

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Chocolate Hazelnut Napoleon

When it’s written with a capital letter, Napoleon refers to the French military leader. With a lowercase “n,” a napoleon is...

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Rustic Country Bread

Bread, in all its various forms, is the most widely consumed food in the world. Not only is it an important source of carbohydrates, it...

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Dandelion Salad & Anchovies

Certainly not a fall salad but always attractive, this particular combination will introduce you to three new (so called for many) ingredients. Dandelion is a...

Andrianopoulos: Bootleggers - A Mysterious Speakeasy Resembling a “Prohibition Era” Pub

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, I received an invitation to the opening of the Bootleggers Prohibition Pub. Knowing the Maykel family, owners of the former Evo and...

The Cellar: NZ Pinot Noir

A few weeks ago I highlighted a wonderful Pinot Noir from California. Today I am traveling around the globe but sticking with this most...

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Cauliflowers With Golden Raisins

Cauliflower belongs to the Brassicaceae family, which also includes broccoli, kale, and cabbage. It derives its name from Latin caulis which means cabbage with a...

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