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  • New grapes showing up at markets

     
    What do you get when you cross the rich, fruity flavor of Concord-type grapes with the crisp flesh and thin skin of California table grapes? Improbably, a new fruit with the look and mouth-feel of a conventional green grape, but......
  • Three French aid workers home after being held hostage in Yemen

     
    Three French aid workers held hostage in Yemen for more than five months returned home Monday. Neighboring Oman negotiated the release of the French hostages and may have paid an unspecified ransom, according to news reports....
  • Freed American Hiker Called Back to Iran to Stand Trial

    Freed American Hiker Called Back to Iran to Stand Trial
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - An American woman who was freed after more than a year in an Iranian jail on suspicion of spying has been summoned back to attend trial, the official IRNA news agency reported Monday. Sarah Shourd, 32, was arrested in July 2009 along...
  • Freed Hikers Land in New York After 2 Years in Iran

    Freed Hikers Land in New York After 2 Years in Iran
    NEW YORK -- "We lived in a world of lies and false hope," Fattal said, an American who on Sunday described his and fellow hiker Shane Bauer's two years in solitary confinement in an Iranian prison as "the worst experience of our lives." "They told us ......
  • Kosher wine, beyond sweet red

    Kosher wine, beyond sweet red
    Passover preparation can be an arduous task. You clean the house, get rid of leavened foods, bring out the right china, cook a Seder dinner — and shop for kosher wine. "Jews are required to drink wine on Passover, even if they don't like wine and...
  • The grapes of Piedmont

    Piedmontese wines are marketed three ways: by location, by grape variety and by both. A barbera d'Alba, for example, is pretty straightforward. It's a wine from Alba made from the barbera grape. But take a Barbaresco or a Barolo. Did you know both are...
  • Chat with California Cook columnist Russ Parsons

    2007-08-02 13:05:05.0 Administrator2: Welcome, Russ! What's new this week? 2007-08-02 13:07:10.0 Russ Parsons: The main thing I'm thinking about right now are all of the wonderful fruits and vegetables in the farmers markets. Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers,...
  • A small selection of recently tasted aromatic white wines

    The selection is listed roughly from less full-bodied to more full-bodied. Note that, as the story suggests, Chenin Blancs can be all over the map; but the Vinum and the Huet are relatively light and dry. 2005 Vendemmia Bolognani Trentino Moscato Giallo....
  • Market Watch: Flavorful grapes are coming to farmers markets

    Market Watch: Flavorful grapes are coming to farmers markets
    Table grapes are readily available year-round at supermarkets, and if you're just looking for a juicy, healthy snack, you can do perfectly well there. But if you're looking for grapes with flavor, the best source is farmers markets, where the season for...
  • Drink in the scents of summer

    Drink in the scents of summer
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ Summer is the season of smells. Sure, spring has its share, but they amount to one shimmering note in the key of green -- and the aromas of autumn and winter are subtle, restrained by cool weather or...
  • Baked beauties in revealing outfits

    Summer fruit pies are America's birthday cake. Just as the blueberries are ripening in Maine, the peaches blushing in Georgia and the olallieberries deep-purpling in Washington, we gather in backyards and on patios to cheer the founders and make best...