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Highlights from the Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund Annual Benefit in NYC

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Saxelbys photo credit ASLF The 2nd annual benefit for the Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund was held on September 13, 2023, in New York’s dynamic Chelsea Market, …

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11 award winning wines you should pair with your favorite fast food

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There’s joie de vivre in a highbrow/lowbrow mashup. Take it from someone who celebrated the completion of her Intro Sommelier course some years ago by smuggling …

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The 5 best cheeses to eat if you’re following the keto diet

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Author/Editor’s note: This is not intended as medical advice. Please do not begin a program such as keto or undertake a significant diet change without consulting …

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Everything you didn’t know about asiago DOP; and why it’s more than a cheese for bagels

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Like many cheeses, Asiago isn’t a singular thing, and can showcase different characteristics of texture, flavor, and color based on a number of different approaches to …

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The secret behind this trendy pink chocolate

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You may have first noticed it on the “Great British Bake Off,” a pink substance called ruby chocolate that indeed blushes with a demure hue compared …

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The 6 best frozen cheese pizzas you can buy

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It’s been said that all pizza is good pizza, and while I mostly tend to agree, pizza that really nails the cheese element is, in my …

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Our favorite ways to perfectly pair hot sauce & cheese

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“I have been using Cholula hot sauce on my pizzas for nearly 30 years,” says Tony Gemignani, award-winning pizzaiolo of San Francisco’s Tony’s Pizza Napoletana and …

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If you must put pineapple on your pizza, at least use the right cheeses

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  Pineapple pizza haters, you may want to stop reading now. Pineapple is an excellent pizza topping, bringing sweetness and additional acidity to what is basically …

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The French secret to amazingly delicious cakes

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  “When in doubt, add a splash,” begins the section on sourcing spirituous ingredients in Aleksandra Crapanzano’s Gâteau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes. In Gâteau, …

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Does your red wine need to be chilled just a bit?

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  When summer turns to fall and we welcome back light red wines after a season of refreshing whites and rosés, the question is frequently begged: …

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The best sparkling wine you’ve never heard of

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  When you think of Italian sparkling wine, probably Prosecco comes to mind first, which isn’t surprising, given its massive production output and tremendous marketing efforts. …

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Do these hangover remedies really work?

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  We all know what a hangover feels like, but to figure out how to get beyond that keen sense of suffering, it’s important to understand …

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Hangover remedies: What works, what doesn’t & why

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  We all know what a hangover feels like, but to figure out how to get beyond that keen sense of suffering, it’s important to understand …

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Yes, you can (and should!) pair wine with fried chicken!

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  Champagne—and its sparkling wine derivatives—pair well with everything, full stop. The high acidity of the wine causes you to salivate so that your mouth begs …