Rosina W.
Subscriber since: April 2012
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
About Me
Here goes (please pardon the space-saving bullets): * I live halfway between San Francisco and the Wine Country of Sonoma and Napa. * Food and wine writer, educator, consultant, etc. for 35+ years. * Founded the "Drink Wine With Dinner®" holiday (August 15th, for Julia Child's birthday). You can join the fun –
https://DrinkWineWithDinner.com/join – on my food and wine blog! * Just released the first eBook in my "Drink Wine With Dinner™" series. (Free sample chapter: visit DrinkWineWithDinner.com and fill in the "Sign Up Now" box.) * Certified wine judge. (And some folks think I'm, um, *certifiable* ;) * Cookbook author: Seafood, Pasta and Noodles – The New Classics (Ten Speed Press). * Co-founder and founding editor of Wine X Magazine. Hobbies, likes, etc.: Food & wine, cooking, nature (astronomy, birding, snorkeling), photography, writing/blogging, teaching, gardening, cats. (My sweet little shelter kitty, Calicocoa, was trained by her foster mom to use a *people potty*
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Favorite Word:

chatoyant
Being such an avid cat lover, I find it delightful that the shimmery optical effects (chatoyance) in wood grain, tigereye stones, etc., would be named for the glimmer of feline eyes! Also: "boustrophedon." Sounds like it should relate to boisterous, rambunctious, rumbustious, etc., instead of... what it *does* mean. (Great definition in VT. Think mowing the lawn...)
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Least Favorite Word:

bombilation
For now, my LFW is "bombilation," the streak-breaker on my most recent Spelling Bee run. I expect that "my least favorite word" will keep changing, one streak-breaker at a time... (July 18 – *Dang!* New "LFW" – [circinate] has *only one* "n"...

Favorite Quote:

"“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”"
- The late, great, inimitable Julia Child (1912-2004)

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Comparative Nonsense
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