Pasca Rasucita - Romanian Easter Twisted Bread by cindystarblog.blogspot.it

What is Easter Bread?

Food symbolism is most prevalent at Easter, a joyous celebration for Christians when Jesus rose from the dead; a celebration of renewal and rebirth. Family traditions passed down from generation to generation attributes various...
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Easter Peep musings and Easter Brunch recipes

I came across this post I wrote last year, and got such a chuckle out of it that I had to repost , in the name of Peeps, Easter and laugh or two. Ok, I just couldn’t help it…I had to do this post. I’m not a Pe...
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Good Reads From Around The Web

What we’re reading from around the web; Good Reads on some of the more interesting and notable happenings in Hospitality and a few other topics this week in South Florida and beyond. The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords Y...
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Enter to win tickets to Crown Wine & Spirits April Wine Tasting

Crown Wine & Spirits is hosting their monthly Wine Tasting at six of their locations, and we are giving away 2 tickets to each tasting. All Events 7:00PM – 9:00PM Thursday, April 24th – Coral Gables – 1590 S Dixie Hwy...
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2014 Food & Drink Festivals throughout the US and beyond

Food and Wine events are popping up everywhere and I was thinking how dynamic would it be to go to every event on this list, flying all over the country and back again eating and drinking and writing about it. I’m thinking t...
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Know Your Champagne

If you’re a Champagne novice the first step is, [just like anything else],  know what you like and go from there. Price has nothing to do with it, so take that qualifier out of the game right now. Don’t let names s...
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Easter Brunch in South Florida 2014

Easter is on Sunday April 20th,  and we’ve assembled a nice round-up Easter Sunday Brunches being offered from Palm Beach to Coral Gables. Some restaurants are close to being sold out already and others still have plenty...
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Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel Hosts Brewery Ommegang’s HopChef Competition

Brewery Ommegang’s HopChef competition will take place on April 28 at The Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables. A line-up of eight chefs from local restaurants have been selected to participate, the chefs are · David Hackett – Th...
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Waterfront Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale and Miami

South Florida is the warm escape for residents and vacationers alike and I cannot think of a better place to enjoy all the greatness we have than with our list of South Florida waterfront and water view restaurants from Deerfi...
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Where To Go For Breakfast and Brunch from Palm Beach to Miami Beach And Everywhere In Between

Brunch isn’t just for Sunday anymore. Weekend brunches and breakfasts are being served all over the tri-county area. Excite your weekend food warrior within and indulge in a weekend brunch or a really great breakfast fro...
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National Food and Drink Days in April

It’s always something, and national food and drink holidays are no exception. While seemingly silly and superfluous it is a public relations dream come true. How some of these commemorative days come into being is ironically ...
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Piper-Heidsieck Champagne

Founded in 1785, Champagne Piper-Heidsieck is one of the oldest Champagne Houses created by Florens-Louis Heidsieck in Reims, France. A cloth merchant by trade, Heidsieck became involved in winemaking at an early age and showed...
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Crown Wine & Spirits Gold Medal Wine Tasting

Crown Wine & Spirits is hosting a Gold Medal Wine Winners, Wine Tasting in three of their locations, Delray Beach (4/3), Boca Raton (4/6) and Coral Gables (4/5). Taste 20 Gold Medal Wines and meet Special Guest, Fulcrum Win...
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Good Reads On Food, Drink and Travel From Around The Web

What we’re reading this week around the web; Good Reads on some of the more interesting and notable happenings in Hospitality and a few other topics this week in South Florida and beyond. The study of coffee, UC Davis opens...
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National Food and Drink Days in March

It’s always something, and national food and drink holidays are no exception. While seemingly silly and superfluous it is a public relations dream come true. How some of these commemorative days come into being is ironically ...
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Sequoia Grove Winery

I was invited to attend a wine luncheon in Fort Lauderdale where Michael Trujillo Director of Winemaking and President of Sequoia Grove Winery would be in attendance taking a group of wine enthusiasts on a tasting and informa...
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Sanford Winery Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Sanford Winery is located within the Santa Rita Hills American Viticultural Area [AVA] in Santa Barbara County California. Santa Rita Hills AVA is an ideal location for the classic Burgundian varietals; Pinot Noir and Chardonna...
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New World California Wines Made Old World Style

Last week I attend two wine luncheons and was introduced to wines I had never had before. Each were enjoyable in their own right both completely different styles of wine yet ironically both are new world wines made in old world...
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National Food and Drink Days in February

It’s always something, and national food and drink holidays are no exception. While seemingly silly and superfluous it is a public relations dream come true. How some of these commemorative days come into being is ironically ...
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Fort Lauderdale Happy Hours

Wherever you land in Fort Lauderdale there’s always a drink special being offered. Happy Hours are a hot commodity for restaurants and hotels in South Florida. More often than not there are some great steals and deals to be...
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Happy Hours from Palm Beach to South Beach

Wherever you land there’s always a drink special being offered. Happy Hours are a hot commodity for restaurants and hotels in South Florida. More often than not there are some great steals and deals to be had during the...
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Where to go for Happy Hour in Boca Raton

Wherever you land in South Palm Beach County there’s always a drink special being offered. Happy Hours are a hot commodity for restaurants and hotels in South Florida. More often than not there are some great steals and dea...
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Wine 101: California Value Wines For Valentine’s Day

There is nothing wrong with value wine, and I tell my students this all the time; there is an audience for the many styles of wine in the marketplace, if there wasn’t, there would be no such category. As much as I enjoy t...
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J Vineyards Misterra Pinot Noir

I’ve told this story many times before but its worth repeating because of the relationship behind it. In April 2012  I interviewed Judy Jordan, Founder and President of J Vineyards & Winery; all of the South Florid...
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Chimney Rock Wine Luncheon

Stags Leap District in Napa Valley California is the celebrated home to some of the most elegant and dynamic Cabernet Sauvignons grown on American soil. Prominent fruit, velvet, silky and well-structured tannins are the charac...
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Wine 101, Do You Know What You Like And Why?

Wine 101. Do you know what styles of wine you like? The post comes directly from my teaching notes. I’m giving you the exact same information I give to my students. I’m sharing what is necessary to make you an educa...
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Party Planning Ideas Via Pinterest

Once again Pinterest to the rescue! I love the inspiration that comes from trolling Pinterest. Whatever it is that you’re looking for, or if you’re simply in need of ideas, it won’t take but 10 minutes for you...
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Hilliard Bruce Wine Luncheon at The Dutch Miami Beach

Husband and wife team, John Hilliard and Christine Bruce are not only the namesake behind the wines at Hilliard Bruce but they are the talent as well.  The story of Hilliard Bruce [winery] is that of true Americana; do what y...
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Valentine Wines: What Wines to Serve When Entertaining on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for +1′s and falling on a Friday this year makes it prime to celebrate [all weekend] with a gaggle of people you luv. When planning a gathering of six or more details become more inv...
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Valentine’s Dinner Menu Planning

I love my Pinterest boards, I have gotten much inspiration from spending countless hours scanning boards and pins.  My Christmas boards proved to be a great resource so today I created a new board focused solely on menus and r...
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