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  • Chilean wine strives to be like Gwyneth Paltrow

    Chilean wine strives to be like Gwyneth Paltrow

    "Too many wines of Chile are like Pamela Anderson," complained a guy from a winery. "We are like Gwyneth Paltrow."

    It’s funny and often times obnoxious the way wines can be described. In an inebriated state of mind, I once had a very heated argument over how the term ‘masculine’ was used to describe certain wines.

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  • Studying in the States makes one columnist question his identity


  • What Singapore lacks in Adderall, they make up in coffee

    What Singapore lacks in Adderall, they make up in coffee

    Singapore -

    It’s the little things that count.

    Coming back from Pullman to Singapore via Seattle and Taipei is generally a jarring if not pleasant experience. One thing that always struck me about the Palouse was its openness with the rolling plains and blue skies. While it’s not Big Sky Country like Montana, it couldn’t be any more different than what I was used to.

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  • Cooking American foods: addressing the issue of steak


  • Earthy rhône wines compliment robust types of foods

    Earthy rhône wines compliment robust types of foods

    Pullman -

    "It’s like driving past the U of I Dairy, you know, on a cool night."

    "Oh, you mean like fresh poop?"

    "Yeah, but like the vegetative kind."

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  • Cheese captures everything American

    Cheese captures everything American

    Pullman - The bald eagle, Fourth of July, muscle cars, baseball, blue jazz, freedom, liberty, voting and apple pie: What these all have in common is their unequivocal American-ness, an unmistakable sense and pride of the United States.

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  • Inexpensive Bordeaux brings variety to the table

    Inexpensive Bordeaux brings variety to the table

    Pullman - The French philosopher Jean AnthelmeBrillat-Savarin once said, “A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” Brillat-Savarin often had panache for making peculiar remarks on food and wine. He also coined the phrase “you are what you eat” and perhaps more interestingly, commented on “silly things” and how the wines of Bordeaux, France “make you talk of them.”

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  • Anyone can make chocolate mousse

    Anyone can make chocolate mousse

    First installment of an online series of columns about wine and food

    Pullman - Imagine: you’re the very first person to get into Martin Stadium for the Apple Cup. As the stands start to fill, a group of Huskies decide to sit down as you protest that you were ‘saving the seat for your friends’. It’s time to migrate to your fellow Cougars.

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