THE CHEF’S MYSTERY
Turning the tables a bit, John DeMers gives up the microphone this week to be interviewed by fellow food journalist Cleverley Stone about his first crime novel, Marfa Shadows. John talks about the inspirations for the novel starring culinary crime-fighter Chef Brett, which is coming this month from Bright Sky Press, not to mention the series of cooking classes he’s teaching with dishes described in the book. The debut book signing is scheduled March 25 at Houston’s own Murder by the Book.
A TOAST TO AMPELOS
The name of the winery is pure Greek, but the location is nowhere near the inn the owners keep on a lovely Greek island. In fact, Ampelos is part of the burgeoning fine-wine scene growing up around Santa Barbara in southern California. In the Santa Rita Hills, to be precise. We sit down for a heart-to-heart (well, maybe more of a glass-to-glass) with owner Peter Work and taste our way through his latest releases.