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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 more than just spaghetti and…

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 the post. Duly noted. Here…

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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 of local craft breweries, artisan…

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 affiliate program. As an affiliate,…

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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 ‘regular’ Stoneburner White Anchovy Pizza…

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Caffeinated in Seattle | The 5 Coffee Houses Consumers Can’t Get Enough Of

  binNotes | a wine blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Caffeinated in Seattle |  5 Fabulous Coffee Houses Consumers Can’t Get Enough Of Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram       Seattleites love their coffee houses. Next to fleece, coffee proves the coziest way to cope with Seattle’s infamous drizzle. These fabulous five coffee houses brew up more than just comfort, caffeine and…

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WITWIB? FoodableTV!

binNotes | a wine blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML binNotes joins Foodable TV! Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram “It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing…

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Roastery & Tasting Room on Seattle's Capitol Hill hosts Zomato Seattle | Urbanspoon Food Bloggers Event  - January 2015.  Image: (C) binNotes 2015.

CI: SBUX RRTR | Zomato Seattle

Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog. by. L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Culinary Interventions: Starbucks Reserve® Roastery & Tasting Room |  Zomato Seattle Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook  |  Instagram “As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?” –Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes. Urbanspoon Loses the Spoon…and adds a Fork! Greetings, dear readers! Did you know that India’s powerhouse Zomato recently…

The parade of Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, part of Burgundy's  annual St. Vincente Tournante celebrated in late January.

TGLF | Saint Vincent Tournante Wine Festival

Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog. by. L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML  binNotes latest feature in The Good Life France is out! Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook  |  Instagram Greeting, dear readers! You can read my latest feature on Burgundy’s St. Vincent Tournant in The Good Life France here. Care to share? Feel free to leave your comments below…Santé! Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook …

Burgundy's Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin lead the way along the Routes des Grand Crus  during the annual St. Vincente Tournante Festival.

SVT | Burgundy’s OTHER Famous Wine Festival

Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog. by. L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML “Jamais en vain, toujours en vin.” (“Never in vain, always in wine.’) -Motto of Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook  |  Instagram You may know about Burgundy’s annual Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction held each November. Maybe even about the entire Trois Glorieuses, of which the auction is a part. But did…