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A Toast To Champagne From Grapes to Gratification

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Today we traveled with a tour group to the Champagne area of France. We visited two champagne makers including the world famous Moet & Chandon company in Avenay. Each tour ended with a champagne tasting with the new friends we met from around the world. The extensive process of making the beverage was quite intriguing, specifically the fact that many of the processes have been utilized for centuries and some processes have only recently been modernized using machines.

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The Moral Cost of Travel

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The Moral Cost of Travel

Great read for my travel friends especially!

Culinary historian explores culture, heritage through food | GoUpstate.com

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The Accidental Vegetarian

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I recently discovered that there is an actual term for my sometimes insatiable cravings for vegetables, even preferring them over meat.  During my travels, I have opted for the vegetables on many occasions and continue to prefer them when I return home.  Meat seems to become less of an anchor for my meals these days and I go days without eating any at all.

According to Ask.com, that makes me a “flexitarian.”  What, exactly, does flexitarian mean? “Flexitarian” is used to describe a diet or a person who eats a “mostly” vegetarian diet, occasionally including meat. But what exactly does this mean? Does it mean once a week or once a day? It’s really up to you, as there is no standard agreement or definition, though perhaps someday there will be.

What I will admit is that I still love great barbeque, especially at “Bennie J’s Smoke Pit” in Huntsville, TX.  If you are ever traveling on Interstate 45 between Houston and Dallas, it’s worth the detour.    Bennie J's Smoke Pit