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Spanish Reds and WAGYU steak

At half the price this bottle, Toro Flor de Vetus 2013, fared so much better than the Scala Dei 2012 Cartoixa, despite the promising name and my long-standing appreciation of Priorats. The allure of Priorats has now been well and truly dampened. The centre piece of the dinner was WAGYU steak which though expensive ($60 for…

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

Another puncture to the regressive dhimmi myth. Here are a few reviews. Thomas F. Madden review; Nirmal Das review; Danusha V. Goska review; Norman Berdichevsky review; Julia Pavón Benito review; Jude P. Dougherty review; Anne Barbeau Gardiner review; Paul Monk review. ChristianityDario Fernandez-MoreraislamjihadjizyaJudaismMiddle Agesregressive leftSpaintaqiya

Riopelle and LA LEYENDA cheese

With friends of mine posting reports of their gastronomic adventures in Montreal I thought I’d begin to counter with this wonderful cheese. I will be reporting back from Montreal with my own food porn in a few weeks. Followed up by La Leyenda, Spain being the other perhaps most important gastromic destination on my bucket list. foodgastronomyLA LEYENDAmontrealquebecRiopelle…

Priorat wines

Here is everything you need to know about Priorat – IMHO the most exciting fireworks in a bottle along with some of the much more modestly priced Chilean wines. See Jancis Robinson‘s assessment from 2004 along with a couple of more recent articles from the WSJ and the NYT. I first had a glass in NYC in 2009 when…