Carbone

Carbone

Carbone is NYC’s hottest RSVP right now. I know because I live across the street.   President Obama, First Lady Obama, and V.P. Biden strolled under the neon Carb-occo's sign on at least three...
Sangria1_Cafe_Noir_Carnsmedia1

Sangria

Skip the brandy—try bourbon In your sangria! Traditional sangria recipe calls for brandy but who has brandy laying around the kitchen? And if you are like me, you sometimes purchase one ingredient for a...
Tuscan Stew

Tuscan Stew

I remember how my Italian Grandmother's kitchen filled up with the flavors of Italy on Sunday afternoons. She seared a chuck roast in olive oil added garlic, onion, tomatoes, herbs, spices and just let it...
TGB_Paella

Paella

If you try one recipe from TGB, try my Paella. Paella defines The Gourmet Bachelor cookbook. It’s simple to prepare and will blow your date away with flavor. Pork and Seafood define Spain (for me). My...
Tannin in red wine

Wine 101 – Tannin

Tannins can affect the color, aging ability, texture and taste of the wine. These prickly babies are the bitter quality in some red wines—a quality that is similar to the tight feeling you get on the side...
Chianti Classico

The Other Tuscan Red

Earlier this Summer I had an opportunity to become a certified Tuscan Wine Master after attending Tuscan Wine Masters Academy in New York City. We studied wines from three regions: Chianti Classico, Vino...