Hedonist in the Kitchen

Naughty means doing things you are not supposed to, using things in extravagant ways, bending the rules until they snap. Now about a day of doing exactly as you please, from start to finish?

Dr. Irving Smith’s Wine Recommendations

Irving is the former wine columnist for Eating Well magazine and my go-to source for fabulous wines. I tasked him with providing wines for the pork confit that would elegantly compliment the dish and be available to a range of budgets. Visit your local wine shop to check availability and pricing.

Bandol (from Provence)

Domaine Tempier Red Blend, La Migoua, or La Courtine


La Nerthe

Chateau de Beaucastel

Clos des Papes


Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys Zinfandel

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel