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It is not often that I visit a wine region that has grape varieties I have never heard of. But that happened in Gaillac,

It might be raining, hailing or even snowing, but when Jersey Royal potatoes arrive in the shops, everyone knows it's the unofficial start of

2016 has been an excellent year for maple syrup. In Vermont, the largest producer in the United States, sugaring started during mid-December in some

The garden is bursting just now with unopened blooms, with thousands of peonies, irises and poppies, all swelling in their bloom buds on the

Between revelations by Italian police in December linking organized crime to 7,000 tons of counterfeit olive oil, and an estimated four-fold increase in adulterated

Beaches and show biz bring coastal Southern California its fame, fortune and visitors. For many they represent the epitome of California living. But head