French Valentine's Day Recipes à la Bonne Femme + Some Great Bubblies

Bonjour! Here are a few romantic French recipes from my archives that should see you through Valentine’s Weekend (yes—it’s three days this year, not just one…so be prepared).

1. Steak with Brandy-Mustard Sauce. This is the ultimate “Man-Handler”—and I mean that with very little irony. Some dudes gotta have their

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How to Make an Alsatian Vin Chaud / Glühwein (Mulled Wine)

Icy Midnight via Flickr

Vin Chaud = Glühwein = Mulled Wine. Photo by Charlie Blendon via Flickr.

I have to admit that I used to say “non, merci” to mulled wine; it always seemed like a waste of wine. But last winter, when I was collaborating on a dinner with Chef Baru, he proposed treating all

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Can You Tell an $18 Bottle of Wine from a $34 Bottle?

Lately, I’ve been doing some food segments on Great Day, KCWI. Recently I invited a wine pro to come in and taste wines to see if we could tell an $18 bottle from a $34 bottle.

See for yourself:

Let’s just say that the results were not definitive. We found this to

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