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Looking for the Best Books on the Science of Wine-Making Good Questions

Q: I recently got back from a fantastic trip to California, and of course did a bunch of wineries and all that, but until this trip I always thought of wine making as more of an art. I realized there's a lot of science behind it too, and being an engineer by trade, I got pretty geeked out about that.

Does anyone know of any beginner books that talk about viticulture and/or enology? I'm not planning on starting a vineyard or anything, but think it would be cool to learn more about the science behind growing grapes and making wine.

Sent by Shannon



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Kitchen Design: Is a Four-Burner Stove Necessary?

2011-07-27-Stove.jpgWith counter space seemingly always at a premium and all that stove top real-estate just sitting there, have you ever asked yourself if having four burners is really necessary?



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Almond Butter with Roasted Flax Seeds from Trader Joe’s Daily Find

2011_07_29-AlmondButter.jpgAlmond Butter with Roasted Flax Seeds from Trader Joe's

• $4.99 to $7.49
Trader Joe's

This Daily Find is very simple: I am totally hooked on this stuff. Creamy, all-natural almond butter, a little runny and a little chunky — dotted with crisp and crunchy flax seeds. It's a little sweet, salty, and creamy. Love it — I eat spoonfuls straight out of the jar as a post-workout snack.



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Quick And Cool: 5 Summer Ceviche Recipes

2011_07_27-Ceviche.jpgWe all know it's hot out there. When it comes to dinners that don't involve turning on the stove (or picking up the delivery menus), things can get repetitive. This is when you know it's time to make ceviche! Fresh and full of bright citrus flavor, these recipes are ready in no time.



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Kinfolk: A Guide for Small Gatherings

2011_27_11-kinfolkspines.jpgSeveral months ago I wrote a post about how I was no longer going to purchase food magazines. This had mostly to do with the fact that I was moving and in the process of packing up realized that I not only couldn't take my back issues of various magazines with me, but that I really wasn't using them any more. They had simply piled up in closets and corners, collecting a thick layer of dust. So I squeezed my eyes tightly shut and put my entire stash of back issues on the free shelf of my apartment building, swearing off of all future magazine purchases.

And then a review copy of the inaugural issue of Kinfolk arrived in the mail.



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The Beehaus Beehive

Have you been dreaming of starting a beehive of your own but don't know how to start? The Beehaus, created by the makers of the Eglu, aim to make beekeeping simple and stylish by providing you with everything you need – that is, except for the bees.

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