Entries by Gwen Ashley Walters

How to Make Almond Milk

  Alternative milks — soy, rice, almond, cashew — are rising in popularity if you count grocery store shelf space as a barometer. Earlier this summer, after staring at all the almond milk options in my local store, I decided to do a taste test. I bought three — none of which actually tasted good to me, […]

Raconteur Randall Grahm Talks Pink Wine

Randall Grahm is a gentleman and a scholar — and somewhat of a notorious winemaking renegade. He has been in the news for an ambitious new project I mention at the end of this post, but I want to talk about his rosé. Bonny Doon, his 32 year-old winery in the Central Coast of California, was originally […]

Be the Critic at Dinner Lab

Everyone wants to be a critic. Here’s your chance, so sharpen your pencil. Actually, you don’t even have to sharpen your pencil. Dinner Lab takes care of that for you. Along with everything else you need to fully experience a new kind of monthly underground supper club, from drinks to a multi-course meal prepared by an up-and-coming chef, […]

Review: Project Animal Farm

I can’t tell you how many times I slammed this book shut in frustration after reading a chapter, a page, a paragraph. Sometimes it wasn’t in frustration. It was in horror. Can’t. Read. Another. Gut-wrenching. Passage. “We left that first farrowing room, and entered the corridor again. It was lined with pails filled to the […]