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Drinking Tomatillo [with Tequila and Beer]

    “What town?” I was asking a friend for his address. He had moved to California and I was about to visit. “Camarillo,” he said, but very oddly. Holding a map of Ventura Country, I saw that the city was spelled with two letter “l”s so I repeated the city name but using a…

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Wine versus Beer: A Friendly Discussion at Cooking by the Book on Friday, October 19th

The wine versus beer debate can be conducted from many perspectives. This Friday at Cooking by the Book, we will have our own Beer versus Wine debate featuring Sommeliers Samuel Merritt (beer) and Harriet Lembeck (wine) as they bring their expert perspectives t  a key question: beverage preferences by sex. Men do seem to prefer…

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Wine Versus Beer at Cooking by the Book: This Friday, October 19th at 6:30PM

Men and women tend to have debates about key issues: money, children, do we have beer or wine with dinner. For example, men tend to favor beer while women are more partial to wine. This dichotomy is brilliantly described in the book He Said Beer She Said Wine by Marnie Old and Sam Calagione. This…

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Oktoberfest at Cooking by the Book: This Friday!

  This Friday will be Round 2 for Small Bites Big Sips, the new cooking classes here at Cooking by the Book. We’ve had many requests for classes open to the public and Small Bites Big Sips is our response. Uniquely, in these classes we start with the beverage and then find the foods that…

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