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Dinner at Home with Six Friends from Shanghai, China

A half dozen wine lovers and friends we had met in Shanghai joined us for a night of fun as well as fine food and wine. Knowing their love of...

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Dining At Home
Dinner at Home with Friends

Some friends from France and New York City requested California wines when we entertained them in our home a while ago, and we were able to accommodate them with one...

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Dining At Home
Thanksgiving Dinner Chez Parker

Since the dressing I usually make for our Thanksgiving turkey is a sausage and Bell’s Poultry Seasoning blend with lots of sauteed onions and celery, relatively robust red wines work...

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Dinner at Home with Friends from New York

Friends from New York, in addition to Dr. Big J, who I hadn’t seen in quite a while, came to lunch, and so we pulled out all the stops. The...

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Mother’s Day Dinner at Home

On Mother’s Day, my wife has the complete selection of the wines and given her adulation of Châteauneuf du Pape, particularly the once-in-a-lifetime vintage of 2007, that was what we...

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Dining At Home
Dinner at Home

Dinner at home with friends included the wonderful pastrami smoked salmon from Russ and Daughters as well as some gorgeous backfin crab cakes made from Maryland crabs that are just...

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Dining At Home
Dinner at Home with Friends

With some good friends, we had a casual meal celebrating my complete recovery from a total knee replacement. The sliced Joselito sliced Ibérico ham was as wonderful as one always...

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White Truffle Dinner at Home

This is a combination of two meals, since I bought over a pound of fresh Alba white truffles from Primizie Fine Foods, a fabulous purveyor of high-quality Italian products and seller...

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Dinner at Home with French Friends

With friends from France, we ate in, with my wife doing all the cooking except the Private Reserve steaks from Flannery’s Fine Foods, which I grilled. The food was classic...

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