Category Archives: Travel

Pinot Pleasure…in Germany

By Christopher Matthews Quick: name a German wine. Bet it’s a Riesling. And not for nothing: Germany is by far the world’s biggest producer of the noble grape, as well as the international benchmark for Riesling styles and excellence — from delicate, shimmering off-dry Kabinetts, to … Continue reading

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Happy Trails!

By Kathryn Matthews My husband Christopher and I love to hike. That’s why we were excited to explore The Hyde Park Trail in Dutchess County, New York. A 16-mile trail system, encompassing local parks and a nature preserve, wends through … Continue reading

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Gingerbread in July

A fresh twist on southern-style gingerbread Continue reading

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Southern Souvenir: Buttermilk Pie

A West Tennessee family recipe for Buttermilk pie. Continue reading

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Italian Cooking with a Southern (Memphis) Accent

By Kathryn Matthews My husband Christopher and I recently braved a 100-degree June heat wave in Memphis for two reasons: to visit Rhodes College, his alma mater (where, despite the heat, we were compelled to stroll the stunning campus).  And…to … Continue reading

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More Dish on Steel City’s Local Food Scene

By Kathryn Matthews Did Andy Warhol ever eat a Primanti Brothers sandwich? As a food-obsessed New Yorker, I’ve pondered this question, on occasion, when visiting my parents in Pittsburgh. My February 27th New York Times travel article about a new … Continue reading

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Seeing the World, Gluten-Free

By Kathryn Matthews I have no gluten allergies.  But I recently attended a gluten-free Chinese luncheon to meet Bob Levy of Bob & Ruth’s Gluten-Free Dining & Travel Club at Golden Unicorn restaurant in Chinatown. I was curious. The term … Continue reading

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