We love a good wine that punches above it’s weight. This Cabernet Sauvignon made by the Stark-Condé Vineyard in Stellenbosch does exactly that. It’s a $20 cab that drinks like a $35 bottle of wine.
Tony Broom, host of the Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast in Stony Creek, Conn., makes a phenomenal omelette with shiitake mushrooms, caramelized onions, and the right amount of crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.
The book is pure fun. If you’re a history buff, design nerd, or classic cocktail connoisseur, you’ll want Cocktails Across America by Diane Lapis and Anne Peck-Davis in your collection.
From one of the oldest wineries in Chile—Santa Carolina—a favorite of ours, comes a well-balanced chardonnay that’s got a richness to it, but is neither too oaky nor too buttery. And, it’s $10 a bottle.
Over-the-top grilled cheese sandwiches are Eric Greenspan’s jam. In The Great Grilled Cheese Book, Eric shares grown-up recipes for grilled cheese lovers who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and cook with abandon. These grilled cheese sandwiches move up to the adult table.