Epicurean

16 Dec 18
One day older

It’s a snowy almost-winter day in Ottawa, and I’m gearing up for a biking session. I’m suffering from a cold and a pretty long week. It is one of those days when I ask myself why the heck I do all this work. As you can imagine, I’ve had several people ask me the same […]

16 Dec 18
Matter

Myths and beliefs about food and drink vary across cultures and time. Yet, there is something persistent about fears of food contamination. And those fears aren’t unwarranted, as laid out by Bee Wilson‘s excellent book, Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee. The book has an unfortunate tendency to denigrate […]

16 Dec 18
aurora oarer

Maybe heaven is simply a metaphor for the end. Maybe it stands for the relief that we feel when it’s all over. Humans are like any creature. We fight for survival our entire lives. We fight for food, shelter, for our needs. Our entire existence is built around withstanding the elements. We resist the powerful […]

16 Dec 18
Site Title

A very interesting article from Nigel Burton entitled A short philosophy of wine (Nigel Burton, MD) has set me thinking (in an Epicurean kind of way) more specifically about “what wine has done for me” across my lifetime. As his preface to the more philosophical bits, here’s what Nigel wrote: “When you uncork a bottle […]

16 Dec 18
The Champagne Epicurean

      Writing is about writers and readers going on a journey together. The journey is beautiful in and of itself. And there might not be an end. But what’s important is the reason why we’re journeying together. We’re on a journey to unravel our own individual purpose in life. Literature has replaced religion. […]

16 Dec 18
The Amateur Philosopher

“I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.” Epicurus The month of December has been associated with festivities since antiquity. Festivities have also always been associated with excess. While many people do not pay any particular attention, and […]

16 Dec 18
Sibyl's Scribbles

In The Adventures of Asterix, a popular Franco-Belgian comic strip whose protagonists Asterix and his friend Obelix in a village of Gauls during the Roman occupation in 50 BC outwitted their Roman colonialists with Druidic magic potion and spontaneous ingenuity laced with Celtic sense of humor and and mysticism, the Gauls were constantly at war […]

16 Dec 18
Bellan Fiction Stories

A beam of sunrays passed through the large Anchor-Vatana glass wall which gave Alicia a clear view of her bedecked swimming pool and variety of flowers which was her favourite first view. The rays which probably had woken her up warmed her. She blinked, closed her eyes for almost a minute, trying to do what […]

15 Dec 18
Nor'east Epicurean

It’s Saturday morning and I’m having a difficult time getting motivated.  Probably because I was up until 3 am last evening, putting together cookie boxes for my husband, cleaning the kitchen and watching the Titanic, a horrific disaster that rivets me.   I need to finish decorating — we’re finally getting our tree this weekend.  However, […]

15 Dec 18
Finding Home on the Hilltop

“Georgetown offers students a world-class education, immersive cultural experience, and one of a kind access to an assortment of events within our nation’s capital, Washington D.C.” Ever heard this before? Well, if you’ve visited Georgetown, I’m sure you’ve heard similar words as Georgetown invites smart, ambitious students (like yourselves) to apply. All of those things […]

14 Dec 18
News about CHINA

JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts took foodies on a gastronomic journey – the Taste of JW – in Shanghai in early December, showcasing the tradition and innovation of Chinese cuisines. from China Daily > China Daily News https://ift.tt/2SQkZW2

14 Dec 18
Homebrew Finds

Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer…Even More by Mirella Amato [expand title=”More Info”] From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability: If you’ve ever experienced the pleasure of a pint, Beerology is the ultimate guide to exploring, understanding and enjoying the world of beer. THERE IS a […]

14 Dec 18
Walid Shoebat

Christ is the true Messiah, foretold in the Old Testament, the fulfillment and perfection of the Mosaic law, and put to death for the sins of the world. When He called for mercy and forgiveness, His own people declared “let His blood be on us and on our children, crucify Him” in the name of […]

14 Dec 18
Wild Woman Travel

Once again on the road, this time heading north from Asheville, NC, towards Charlottesville, VA.  This is almost my last leg on my two-month solo road trip to see America, and the landscape gets more and more familiar as I creep back towards the Northeast. But for now, I am still in the South, and […]

14 Dec 18
The Wordrobe

Ward off the January blues with The Wordrobe’s pick of the best (and most mouth-watering) menus, wellness events and activities taking place across London.

14 Dec 18
Inside the Magic

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party provides perfectly pixie dust powered holiday fun throughout November and December. For the final two months of the year, on select nights, Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom transforms into a winter wonderland of holiday excitement. For five fun-filled hours exclusive entertainment, exciting experiences and festive foods fill the park […]