Recipes for a Night of Romance

The history of Valentine’s Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful legends. The holiday’s roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine’s Day. InfoPlease.com Today, Valentine’s… Read More Recipes for a Night of Romance

smoked salmon, cream cheese, horseradish and dill on rye

I first shared this recipe with my Basil & Salt Magazine readers over the last holiday season. It’s a rich, delicious appetizer that my guests and I have enjoyed each cocktail season. I enjoy all the recipes I’ve added to Basil, however in light of a recent health concern, it’s necessary I drastically modify my… Read More smoked salmon, cream cheese, horseradish and dill on rye

Elysian Brewing’s Iconic Pumpkin Beer Lineup has Arrived!

September 2017 •  basil & salt It’s that time of the year again! Fall is quickly approaching and Elysian Brewing’s iconic pumpkin beer lineup has arrived! As the founders of the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (in its 13th year!) with over two decades of brewing pumpkin-infused brews, Elysian is not only obsessed with pumpkins but committed to brewing… Read More Elysian Brewing’s Iconic Pumpkin Beer Lineup has Arrived!

Michelin Guide Brings Its Famous Culinary Star Power to Gourmet Gift Box for the Holidays

Limited-edition collection of gourmet treats hand-picked by Michelin Starred Chef is great gift idea for the gourmet cooks in your life This holiday season, Michelin has teamed up with “Try the World” to create a special, limited-edition Michelin Guide-themed holiday box. “Try The World” is an exciting online gourmet shop that delivers subscribers different monthly… Read More Michelin Guide Brings Its Famous Culinary Star Power to Gourmet Gift Box for the Holidays