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‘Delicious Mischief Cookbook’ Now Available

Coming up on a quarter-century ago, John DeMers was just loosening his belt as a “food writer” (he had not known such a job existed in journalism, until he had it) when he received a remarkable proposition over lunch – and set about attempting to turn it down. Would he, the radio station manager asked, […]

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‘Breakfast Market’ in Warsaw a Total Foodie Fantasy

Each weekend at the Targ Sniadaniowy in Warsaw (and now four additional Polish cities), people who love flavor for flavor’s sake turn out to taste, talk and buy. Translated as “breakfast market,” the event and/or destination combines the best parts of farmers market, gourmet shop and pop-up restaurant, letting Poles raised on their hearty native cuisine […]

wine

Fine French Wines, Going Once…

Have you ever wondered what $300,000 worth of French wine might look like? And no, it doesn’t resemble all the containers piled on the docks at Marseille, or even a single bottle of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. If you’re excited by this prospect, you’d better grab ye olde checkbook and head to Lewis & Maese […]

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Nov. 22 Show: Food & Vodka in Poland

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  Broadcasting from Warsaw this week, we sit down for a spirited chat with celebrity chef Karol Okrasa, whose face is as familiar as Emeril Lagasse’s or Anthony Boudain’s in Poland thanks to his television food shows, tasting […]

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Mandarin Orange Pecan Salad

MANDARIN ORANGE-PECAN SALAD This quick and easy salad has become one of my favorites to serve to guests over the years. It’s colorful, it’s delicious. And while the recipe is based on using canned Mandarin oranges, it works well too with fresh winter citrus from the Rio Grande Valley when that wonderful stuff starts coming […]

Tastings

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‘Breakfast Market’ in Warsaw a Total Foodie Fantasy

Each weekend at the Targ Sniadaniowy in Warsaw (and now four additional Polish cities), people who love flavor for flavor’s sake turn out to taste, talk and buy. Translated as “breakfast market,” the event and/or destination combines the best parts of farmers market, gourmet shop and pop-up restaurant, letting Poles raised on their hearty native cuisine […]

Radio Shows

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Nov. 22 Show: Food & Vodka in Poland

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  Broadcasting from Warsaw this week, we sit down for a spirited chat with celebrity chef Karol Okrasa, whose face is as familiar as Emeril Lagasse’s or Anthony Boudain’s in Poland thanks to his television food shows, tasting […]

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Nov. 15 Preview: Foods, Wines of Slovakia

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  Few Americans, other than those with family roots there, know much about the food and wine traditions of Slovakia, the “other half” of Czechoslovakia for most of the 20th century. That’s, at least partly, why we went […]

pizza

Nov. 1 Podcast: Pizza Domenica, Cahors Wines

http://media.talkradio1370am.com/a/98789290/delicious-mischief-podcast-11-01-14.htm? SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  We love pizza – and if surveys tell us anything of value, the odds are excellent that you do too. That’s why we tracked down chef Alon Shaya at Domenica in New Orleans. An Israeli who […]

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Oct. 18 Preview: Pluckers, Bistro Menil

SAN ANTONIO Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., News Talk 930 KLUP A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods  In most households across Texas, football season has definitely arrived. And it’s definitely arrived at a restaurant/sports bar in several Texas cities called Pluckers, where the love of chicken and pigskin (the sport, people) reaches all-new Heights. […]