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Sep 2014

Harvest time….wine is much more than just grapes, soil and weather.

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Harvest at Chiarello Family Vineyards is around the corner and absolutely one of my favorite times of year. The winemaking process is as much a mental activity as it is …

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Aug 2014

Me & Tommy B…

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Bottega turned five this past February.  Over those nearly 2,000 days of breaking bread with people from all over not just the United States, but around the world, I’m going …

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Aug 2014

A day making verjus…

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Sustainability to me starts with understanding the life-cycle from origin to end and every touch point in between. I recently had a few folks from my team (both Bottega and …

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Jul 2014

Sophia Loren, an extraordinary meal for an extraordinary woman

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Sophia Loren, Chef Michael Chiarello

Sophia Loren grew up in abject poverty. Her father abandoned the family, her mother was overwhelmed with life, and her grandmother somehow saved them by managing to create masterful meals …

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