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Wine, Tapas and Traveling Rioja, Spain

Posted by | Alcohol, Culinary Event, Education, Entertainment, Wine | 25 Comments

You might have heard that the James Beard Foundation hosted it’s 2015 award show this past week here in Chicago for the first time. While that alone is very exciting, the various events that joined in the festivities was also very fun for those of us who love exploring the food and wine world.

Inspiring Kitchen Wine Tapas Rioja Spain

 

The Rioja Wine and Tapas Festival planned a celebration of their wines to be held at Union Station benefitting the James Beard Foundation. More than 200 wines, tapas, jamon bar, cheese cave, paella garden, live music and a wealth of talented chefs were the hit of the show.… Read more

Parmigiano Reggiano Academy

Posted by | Cheese, Education, Entertainment, International, Retailer | 3 Comments

I went back to school recently to attend the Parmigiano Reggiano Academy. Actually happy to go to school again! Mario Batali鈥檚 Eataly hosted the Academy. The classes were originally online only but have moved to locations across the country.

 

The class was taught by Nancy Radke, Director U.S. Information Office. It was fascinating to learn about the history of the cheese as well as the techniques to truly appreciate this highly regarded product.

 

We were taught about the difference that aging makes in Parmigiano Reggiano as it evolves from a young 14 month cheese to a mature 24 month cheese to an extra aged 36 month cheese.… Read more