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"Ordering a bottle of Pinot Grigio is like ordering salmon at a four-star restaurant - not entirely bad, but something more appropriate for your grandmother," asserts Michael Madrigale, the head sommelier at Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud in New York City.
When it comes to wine lists, Pinot Grigio is the frontrunner in the lineup of usual suspects - and it's easy and part of human nature to flock toward what you know and recognize.
Sure, there's no shame in the Pinot Grigio game - a nice glass of it can be just as delightful as a glass of Vitovska Grganja - but there are plenty of grapes out there to explore that are equally as available.
Sometimes what you're really looking for has been right in front of you all along.
Five Wines You Should Be Drinking Instead of Pinot Grigio: Michael Madrigale
Dutch lawmakers Tuesday approved an animal-rights measure that would ban Jewish and Muslim methods of ritual slaughter, the Parliament press office said.
It must now go to the Senate for a vote, which will likely happen in September, press officer Leon Van Schie told CNN.
The Dutch Party for the Animals proposed closing a loophole in the Dutch law that allows Jews and Muslims to kill animals that have not been anesthetized first.
"The Party for the Animals believes that freedom of religion must end where animal suffering begins," leader Marianne Thieme wrote on her blog before the measure went to a vote Tuesday.
Read "Dutch ban on Jewish, Muslim butchering passes hurdle" on CNN's Belief Blog.
Previously - Clarified: Religious dietary restrictions
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We came in search of a classic but modest comestible: the hot dog.
The setting for this hunt was the erstwhile “hog butcher for the world,” as the poet Carl Sandburg put it: Chicago.
Now is the season of the oblong dog : baseball, Fourth of July, backyard cookouts, outdoor concerts.
So, from stand to stand, steamer to steamer, grill to grill, we took a taste of the finest wieners (hold the congressional jokes, please – and the ketchup too!) that the “City of Broad Shoulders” had to offer.
As for criterion, there was only one we sought in the frankfurters: it had to taste tangy, sweet and salty all in one bite.
(And for full disclosure: I’m a native Nort’ Sider, born within earshot of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” of Chicago’s Wrigley Field. So, several North Side destinations are listed below.)
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Today, it's okay if your pudding is a little lumpy - June 28 is National Tapioca Day.
Tapioca, that mysterious ingredient in the pudding you loved (or were force-fed) growing up, is a derivative from the cassava plant, a root vegetable. The starch makes a fine thickener or sweetener, as well as in the traditional pudding or as pearls in the bottom of cold bubble teas.
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