Something about your thin frame and blazing intelligence and sardonic wit that always reminded me of my Dad. You opened up the world in new ways with such respect and curiosity. Today is your birthday. I’m still so sad about your leaving us. I’m still not ready for you to be gone. No more trips to places I dream of going or dinners with chefs I have long admired. So many people have tried to fill the gap in media since you’ve been gone and no one can ever replace the magic that you brought. We all know it cost you to bring the world to our TV’s. I can’t imagine the loss felt by those who truly knew you... but for us? For Tim and I, there can be no other. We miss you. Happy Birthday. #bourdainday #anthonybourdain
I hope you can join us tomorrow for the @smallwineshop LIVE. We’ll share a little shop news plus all the Grenache info. See you then!
Today isn’t really a celebration in the traditional sense. I believe if you are a white American it’s a day to remember a pretty shameful act on the part of all white Southerners. Despite the emancipation proclamation human beings continued in the bondage of slavery despite the change in the laws. TWO years after the emancipation proclamation black men and women in Galveston Texas learned they were free. Growing up in Texas I have always been aware of this day and what it means to my black friends and colleagues. Look, my fellow white Americans, we aren’t invited to the picnic, this is a time for black Americans to celebrate freedom, but it is tinged with rage as well it should be. So while I rejoice in the fact that slavery is no longer the law of the land, let’s remember that for white Americans it’s a time to remember our history and how it impacts our present.
Don’t forget! Tomorrow Thursday June 18th at 8:00 EST join us for a nice glass of wine. Instagram Live on @smallwineshop
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Somebody, your father or mine, should have told us that not many people have ever died of love. But multitudes have perished, and are perishing every hour--and in the oddest places!--for the lack of it. — James Baldwin
Call your local mayor and push for any of these policies that are not already in place. #eightcantwait
Looking for ways to support beyond hashtags? Donate to your local bail fund. Link in profile contains urls to organizations across the country. Stand with our black brothers and sisters with more than words and indignation. Thank you to @nicoleleeil for providing the list! Also y’all should follow her and join her programs, it’s past time to act.
A little improv panzanella for our al fresco dinner tonight. I adapted Samin Nosrat’s tomato vinigarette, made the croutons from last weekend’s bake. We scored some gorgeous heirloom tomatoes at Fresh Market too. Made it more of a dinner salad with some canned tuna and marinated artichokes and of course some fresh mozzarella. Tim paired it with this delightful Rosé from Broc Cellars. It’s an unfiltered Lagrein from the Sierra Foothills in California. There are fresh blackberries on the nose, lots of bright red and blue fruit on the palate with a bright acidity. It really dances on the tongue! What a great summer wine! #winelover #kitchenimprov #rosé