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CORK: FIRST, FOREMOST, FASCINATING

Cork, Ireland

Set on the mouth of the River Lee, Cork is the picture-perfect image of the Emerald Isle. It’s quintessentially quaint with an edge of prominence that betrays its significance that inspires many Irish to consider Cork the “real capital of Ireland.” And while it’s not the official capital, it is indeed a seat of importance borne of pioneering innovations and people that have paved the city’s history…

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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: GUINNESS BRAISED SHORT RIBS WITH BACON & POTATOES

Guinness Braised Short Ribs

It’s said that when cooking with wine, you should always use a vintage that you would also want to drink. This goes for beer, too, making this week’s featured specialty a likely favorite of Guinness lovers. The signature beer of the Emerald Isle lends deeply roasted, earthy flavor, while its natural tannins and alpha acids help tenderize meats, like the braised short ribs on the menu with Chef Jon Ashton this week…

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WHEN IN BRESCIA, IT’S THE PIRLO COCKTAIL YOU WANT

Pirlo Cocktail

There’s a big difference between Italy’s northern, inland region of Brescia and the flowing lagoons of Venice. Beyond the geographical obvious traits, one very important distinction is the cocktail of choice in each of the two cities. Many people are familiar with the Venetian Spritz, fewer know the complementary version from Brescia, the Pirlo…

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PICTURE-PERFECT POSITANO

Positano, Amalfi Coast

Think pink. All shades – buildings of peach, blush and terracotta, wisteria of bright magenta and every hue in between cast across the sky at sunset over the Mediterranean. Life is colorful in Positano in every way. Nothing is subdued. The limoncello and gelato are sweeter and there’s always room for one more of both. Time spent at the beach or on a sailboat circling the harbor is just that much more blissful…

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