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» No comments   |   Monday, July 21, 2014 at 9:43 pm

I learned to spell Cincinnati as a childhood baseball fan of the Chicago Cubs. Even before television, I knew how many n’s and t’s go into the name and where to put them. By age 7, I could spell cities like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and Brooklyn. The baseball teams, I knew; the dining scene I [...]

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» No comments   |   Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 7:33 pm

In the fall of 2012 I had dinner in several restaurants in the Napa Valley. The California ban on the production and sale of foie gras in the state had just been put into effect, though it had passed the legislature some eight years earlier. I did not meet one chef who was pleased with [...]

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» No comments   |   Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Dr. William McCrea of the Great Western Hospital in the Wiltshire town of Swindon is most likely acquainted with medical research done at Harvard in the United States. Even if he isn’t, his own findings greatly parallel some of the Harvard discoveries, especially those related to heart health and wine consumption. Last June 4th, I [...]

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