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Monthly Archives: October, 2014

FIASCOES, SHAMBLES, HAVOC AND HUBBUBS

I WAS reading recently about Chianti Classicos, Italian red wines. This evoked memories of romantic restaurants, red-and-white checkered tablecloths and candle wax dripping down onto straw-wrapped wine bottles. Well, it … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

SUZUKA SHENANIGANS

THIS WEEKEND, October 4 – 5, 2014, is the Japanese Grand Prix, held as it has been, on and off for years, at Suzuka Circuit in central Japan. I have … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

FAMILY-STYLE DINING

WHEN I say “family-style,” I’m not just talking about food “like mom used to make.” I mean classic eating establishments where everyone is served communal meals at shared tables. It’s … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

LESS, BUT BETTER

THE NAME Dieter Rams was unfamiliar to me before I read an item in Style Magazine T of The New York Times, September 26, 2014. It turns out, though, that … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment