TIP OF THE DAY: Ploughman’s Lunch For St. Patrick’s Day

[1] The Ploughman’s Lunch, a staple lunch in Britain for centuries (photo courtesy Taste | Australia. [2] Have an Irish beer with your lunch (photo courtesy Murphy’s Irish Stout).   For St. Patrick’s Day, how about a Ploughman’s lunch? You can bring it to work or dig in at home. Pronounced “plow man,” Ploughman’s, as…
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HOLIDAY: National Pie Day

If you have free time today, bake a pie. It can be sweet or savory (pot pie, shepherd’s pie, vegetable pie, etc.) February 23rd is National Pie Day, an annual celebration of pies launched in the mid-1970s by Charlie Papazian, a nuclear engineer, brewer and teacher from Boulder, Colorado. He also founded the Association of…
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WINE: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, A Great Red Wine From Provence

A few weeks ago, we received a pitch promoting particular wines for International Châteauneuf du Pape day, held on the third Friday in September (today). It inspired us to write about the wine, one of our favorite reds. In France, wines are named after their communes (think village or county), departments (think state) or regions.…
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