Eating Local and the Mono-Diet

 I’ve identified a problem with the eating local and in-season trend, and I’m calling it the Mono-Diet Phenomena (MDP). It started to dawn on me in the spring when we ate artichokes every single day. At some point, peaches dominated our food intake, later to be replaced by tomatoes, and currently we are eating figs.…

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Bellini Slush

Poor Giovanni Bellini, the Venetian master painter. If he only knew his lasting claim to fame would come when the famous barkeep Harry Cipriani named a peach and Prosecco cocktail after him.  Harry liked peaches, and in a moment of inspiration (which probably meant he had a ton of peaches around and he had to…

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