Sunset over Chrysalis Inn, Bellingham, WA.

WITWIB…?!?

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog WITWIB?!? by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram Greetings, dear readers! binNotes | Red Thread™ is on vacation this week, catching up with friends, family,  and a few new luscious wineries and fab foodie finds…back next week. NOTE: Facebook followers: My personal Facebook page  is merging with my binNotes Facebook … Continue reading WITWIB…?!?

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FoodableTV: 6 Bakeries Seattle Consumers are Wild About

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog  Foodable TV | 6 Bakeries Seattle Consumers are Wild About by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram My latest contribution in FoodableTV… Seattle’s culinary consumers constitute a savvy lot and local bakeries here rise to the challenge. Find out how a baker’s half-dozen of the Emerald City’s … Continue reading FoodableTV: 6 Bakeries Seattle Consumers are Wild About

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FoodableTV | Four French Bistros Enticing Seattle Consumers

  binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog FoodableTV | Four French Bistros Enticing Seattle Consumers by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram Here’s my latest feature on Foodable TV… Seattle’s love affair with French bistros proves to be more than a passing fling. French cuisine, long considered the epicenter of the epicurean world, … Continue reading FoodableTV | Four French Bistros Enticing Seattle Consumers

The golden fields of Burgundy's Mâconnais wine region come alive on International Chardonnay Day - May 21st. | Image: L.M. Archer (C)2013

TGLF | Chardonnay Day Burgundy

  binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML The Good Life France | Chardonnay Day Burgundy Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram  My most recent contribution to The Good Life France: Did you know that May 21st is Chardonnay Day in the Bourgogne (Burgundy)? Now an international event, Chardonnay Day celebrates all things Chardonnay. … Continue reading TGLF | Chardonnay Day Burgundy

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Foodable TV: Seattle’s Top Bladesmiths Share Their Tips for Keeping Knives Sharp

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Foodable TV: Seattle’s Top Bladesmiths Share Their Tips for Keeping Knives Sharp Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram   Foodable TV: Seattle’s Top Bladesmiths Share Their Tips for Keeping Knives Sharp Contributor: L.M. Archer Like a samurai warrior, a chef’s choice of blade denotes mastery.  More … Continue reading Foodable TV: Seattle’s Top Bladesmiths Share Their Tips for Keeping Knives Sharp

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Top Chefs Dish ‘al Dente’ on Seattle’s Italian Cuisine

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML FoodableTV | Top Chefs Dish ‘al Dente’ on Seattle’s Italian Cuisine  Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram Like Sofia Loren, Seattle’s Italian cuisine scene owes ‘everything to pasta.’  And a bit more. With over 2,300 restaurants in the city, Italian eateries with staying power offer far … Continue reading Top Chefs Dish ‘al Dente’ on Seattle’s Italian Cuisine

Basque Country Redux

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Basque Country Redux Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram    Basque Country Redux Recently, I posted an update about TASTE Vacations tours to Basque Country and Rioja, Spain. A reader asked if I wouldn’t mind sharing a little bit more about the visit I referenced in … Continue reading Basque Country Redux

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That’s Amore| Seattle’s Wood Fire Pizza Scene

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML That’s Amore | Seattle’s Wood Fire Pizza Scene Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram   In Seattle, where there’s wood, there’s fire. Wood fired pizza, to be exact. The wood fired pizza scene scorches a wide swath through the Jet City, fueled in part by a raft … Continue reading That’s Amore| Seattle’s Wood Fire Pizza Scene

Views of San Sebastian Food walking tour with native Basque guide Itxaso. Image: L. M. Archer©2012

TASTE Vacations| Basque Country & Rioja ES

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML TASTE Vacations: Basque Country and Rioja| Spain Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram Welcome, dear readers…As promised,  I have a travel update for you. Last November I told you about my travels to Paso Robles, CA. for the Wine Tourism Conference to learn more about the TASTE Vacations luxury wine tours … Continue reading TASTE Vacations| Basque Country & Rioja ES

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Umami Tsunami | Exploring the Fifth Flavor in Seattle

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Umami Tsunami | Exploring the Fifth Flavor in Seattle Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram   You know the five fundamental flavors, don’t you? Sweet, salty, sour, bitter…and umami.  The Japanese term umami, loosely translated, means ‘satisfying, savory taste.’  Read more at FoodableTV…. ❦❦❦ Note: The … Continue reading Umami Tsunami | Exploring the Fifth Flavor in Seattle