Christine Rankin

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Jun 11

More Gnocchi Please! Italian Food, Facts & Fun

With roots dating back to the Roman Empire, it is no wonder why Italian cuisine is highly desirable around the world. Today, Italian influenced restaurants are commonplace in cities such as New York, Moscow and Beijing. The foundation of Italian cuisine dates back to the fourth century B.C., where ancient Greek, Arabic, Byzantine and Etruscan …

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Mar 29

Fabulous French Cuisine & How it Has Shaped the Culinary World

French cuisine, one of the world’s most exquisite and detailed styles of cooking, has a long history of culinary innovation and regional pride. The formal system of French cuisine can be traced to the sixteenth century, when Catherina de Medici married into the French royal family. The Italian princess brought her cooking staff to Paris, …

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Dec 29

Curry, Nan, Kebabs & More – The All About Indian Cuisine Post!

Indian cuisine is a fascinating regional food culture to say the least. With influences coming from the ancient spice route, colonial Britain and Hindu beliefs, the subcontinent of India produces some of the most flavorful dishes of all global cuisines. Humans have occupied the region known as modern day India for over 5,000 years. Because …

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Jul 03

A Beautiful Breakfast at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro

A couple months ago my friends and I had a wonderful afternoon at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro.  Not only did we dine on some of the finest cheeses I have ever had in my life, we also enjoyed a variety of meats from their Charcuterie plate.  Morels has a cheese and charcuterie bar with more …

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Jun 24

Recipe: Triple Berry Mousse Tart

Triple Berry Mousse Tart Ingredients 1 2/3 cups vanilla wafer crumbs 1/3 cup quick rolled oats 5 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar 5 tablespoons butter, melted 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, divided 3 tablespoons sugar, divided 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons boiling water 1 envelope unflavored gelatin …

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Jun 24

Dining Faux Al Fresco at Postrio Bar & Grill

On a recent stroll through the Grand Canal Shoppes of the Venetian Hotel, my husband and I decided to stop in at Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill for a light lunch.  The appeal to us of Postrio is that is has an outdoor seating vibe, even though it is inside the hotel.  It could help that …

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Jun 23

Firefly* Tapas Kitchen & Bar – The Best Time I Had in Vegas!

I love tapas and I knew I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to hit up Firefly* while visiting Las Vegas.  I first heard about them because according to Urbanspoon, Las Vegas, Firefly* Tapas is the number one choice of restaurants in the “Higher Priced” category. I would have to say it almost seems like it …

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Jun 19

A Mouthwatering Birthday Dinner at Public House

Last week my husband and I were in Las Vegas for the second time this year.  We are true lovers of Vegas, and it is primarily because of the fantastic food.  As there are so many restaurants to choose from, it is hard cramming in all the places we dream of eating in one short …

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Dec 14

Eat Your Heart Out at Susan Feniger’s STREET

On a recent trip to Los Angeles, a group of friends and I stopped in at Susan Feniger’s STREET to check out the multi-ethnic eatery of “street food” located in Hollywood, California.  Having lived in Los Angeles for many years, this is where I first began to appreciate diverse food culture, via the sheer variety of this …

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Jun 20

From Dumplings to Wontons it’s All About Chinese Cuisine!

Chinese cuisine is not only a type of food found within mainland China, but nearly every global culture has adapted this cuisine to their local food preferences. From Paris to Sydney, you will find Chinese cuisine in virtually every neighborhood, merging Chinese cooking techniques with local ingredients. As with the history of China, the cuisine …

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