Living the Gourmet started out as a labor of love by Catherine Pappas
In this episode, Andrew prepares a delightfully simple Rainbow Trout
In this episode, Andrew prepares Caldo De Res paired with Diamond Collection Claret.
In this episode, Andrew prepares campfire-inspired Créme Brûlée you can make in your kitchen
I may be biased, having spent the better part of a decade living in New England, but nothing quite marks the beginning of summer like a blueberry pie.
Salad Pizza is one of those crazy things that somehow just works. You can make the crust from scratch, but it’s just as easy and delicious to pick a ball of dough up at your local grocer.
Sometimes the simplest foods make the most delightful meals. This is certainly the case with this baked salmon.
It’s always nice to have an easy dish in your repertoire that can be served either as a quick meal or as an impressive appetizer to bring to a party.
Don’t let the name fool you – this is not a healthy dish. It is, however, what I would classify as healthy-ish, as in it does use all fresh and whole ingredients.
Talk about comfort food. This layered Eggplant Parmesan is perfect for feeding a lot of your favorite people or making for a Sunday dinner and having leftovers all week!
Tortilla Espanola is an egg dish full of olive oil, potatoes and onions. It’s easy, filling and is a complete crowd pleaser at every meal
This potato salad recipe is a hit at just about every outdoor party. It’s creamy and crunchy. It’s salty and sweet.
Rainy season can sometimes really drive you crazy. Dark, dreary days followed by long dark evenings – it gets monotonous after a while!
What’s funny about Manhattan Clam Chowder is that it’s origins are actually from Rhode Island, a very easily arguable point in New England.
Some weeks are full of things to do. Others are a little bit more low key and potentially in need of a midweek pick me up. That’s where these lamb tacos come in.
As an addition to our weekly recipes, we’ll be sharing new music releases that we hope you’ll enjoy. First up is “Ruins,” by First Aid Kit.
I was recently back in my home town of Philadelphia. It’s a great city, full of amazing history, architecture, people (we’re not as mean as they say we are) and food.
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season full of good company, good food, good wine, and of course, plenty of adventures.
It’s that time of year again. The most wonderful time of year! And with the most wonderful time of year comes the most wonderful amount of parties, entertaining and noshing.
One of my most favorite holiday foods are latkes. Latkes are potato pancakes that we eat over Hanukkah and go with just about anything else on the dinner table.
Risotto is one of those dishes that takes a little bit of elbow grease but is in fact insanely easy.
I think that we can all agree that sometimes life gets crazy and even finding the time to put dinner on the table feels overwhelming.
Some nights call for takeout and some nights call for a little something special. With the season change comes the daylight change
With no empirical evidence to back up my theory, I’d say that fall is the most beloved of all seasons.
I think that when a lot of people think of lamb, they think of celebrations, the holidays, etc. It is my opinion that lamb shouldn’t be something reserved for a special occasion.
Dessert is an exceptionally important part of life. It gives you a way to indulge once in a while and this cake really does the trick.
Shakshuka is one of those meals that is so easy you can’t believe how delicious it is. It’s a perfect meal for a weeknight dinner or a warm weekend lunch.
One of the stars of these late summer soirees should be the oft forgotten fig - its season quickly fleeting, its flesh both sweet and savory and its color vibrant.
Ah, September. The month that asks you to return your white pants to whence they came and implores you to pull out your well-worn sweaters and boots.
Summer colds are the absolute worst. They come on quick and force you to spend precious summer daylight under the covers.
I’m a big believer that all summer adventures should include dessert. There are certain desserts that just seem to make sense in summer and not at any other time of the year.
Wow. That’s all I can really say about our time at the Newport Folk Festival this year.
Pesto – one of the tastiest, easiest, most versatile ways to spice up just about anything. First of all, it’s bright green. Second of all, it tastes like cheese and basil, which are arguably two of the best things in life.
I like to think that through food and wine you can be wherever you want to be whenever you want to be there.
Summer seems to be a season when every ounce of time is planned. Warm Saturdays and Sundays are for weddings and boat trips and pool parties.
Summer in the city: humidity radiates from everything, and somehow even the most powerful A/C doesn’t hold up...
July 4th weekend is a great time to gather your friends and family and celebrate our great nation. It’s also a great time to gather your friends and family and have a reason to celebrate life in general.
If there’s one thing that's for certain – it’s that summer is time for burgers. On the grill or in cast iron. On a picnic table or for a living room picnic. There’s really no wrong way to eat a burger in the summer.
There’s something about summer that makes me crave Clam Chowder. It feels completely counter-intuitive – a hot, creamy soup on a hot day?
This summer, there is absolutely no doubt that you will be invited to a
So…all of a sudden your best friend called her boyfriend who called his buddies and now you’ve got about 15 people
The fairground was amazingly right smack in the middle of downtown Napa, not in a parking lot miles away from all humanity. The convenience of it all had me hooked before we even walked in.
BottleRock. The word had me excited for months. As someone who has lived, played and worked in wine country I shamefully had never been to experience it before.
Invite friends, stream great music, and grab your favorite Diamond Collection cans
What’s a music festival, without great festival food?!