Editor's note: We asked five Eating Our Words bloggers to head to Trader Joe's with $20 and write about what they were able to get. We've gathered their stories together here.
Katharine Shilcutt: Objective: Two meals for two for $20
My boyfriend and I hit Trader Joe's a little before 5 p.m. on a ... More >>
For an Italian wine lover like me, the wine list at Nundini Chef's Table Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, the subject of this week's cafe review (I filled in for Katharine Shilcutt), is a dream come true.
It covers nearly every wine-growing region in Italy, and its prices are not just reasonable... they ... More >>
According to the Oxford Companion to Wine (edited by Master of Wine Jancis Robinson), "around 5 percent of all wines sealed under cork display a musty taint."
If one in every 20 bottles of wine is affected by the use of cork -- the bark of the cork tree, in other words, living, breathing organic m ... More >>
I have a confession to make: Wine aisles are a source of unrest for me. Anytime we have a dinner party and I'm responsible for picking up a bottle of wine, I cry a little on the inside. Fortunately, I had a chance to sit down with Joseph Kemble of Spec's for some of his expert advice on Itali ... More >>
The cheese list at Da Marco Italian restaurant is short but full of surprises. Take this aromatic sheep's milk cheese called formaggio di fossa, for instance. I had some the other day with crusty bread and berry jam and the last splash of a luscious Montepulciano. The cheese was outrageously ... More >>