Lauren Friel

Lauren Friel

I'm a freelance writer.

Modern lifestyle content writer: Food, wine, beer, cocktails, tea, coffee, chocolate, restaurants, chefs, fitness, yoga, organics, health, travel, hotels, wellness, branding, content marketing.

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Read The Prodigal Son on ChefsFeed

EVAN LEWANDOWSKI IS A REALLY LIKABLE GUY MAKING REALLY LIKABLE WINE.

He hails from Wichita, Kansas. He’s in his early thirties. He’s what most would call religious, but he uses the word "spiritual." He resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he moved to attend the University of Utah in 2001, not so much to go to college, but to ski. He probably wouldn’t have ended up in Utah if the Winter Olympics hadn’t been scheduled there for 2002, alerting his high school guidance counselor to the city’s existence. He applied and was accepted without even visiting the campus.

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Read Water for Chefs—David McMillan, Joe Beef on ChefsFeed

Chef David McMillan needs no introduction, but let's give him one anyway. Joe Beef, Liverpool House, Le Vin Papillon. Foie gras, ice fishing, all of the offal. Taxidermy, tattoos, whole pig heads. Oysters. Burgundy. Game fowl. Cheese for days. Deep Québécois pride.

This guy. This guy is everyone’s Chef. Lucky for us, this guy also loves wine. This guy loves love. “Drink healthy beverages made from grapes,” he says. “Eat clean. Love everyone. Be a good person. Fight pedigree and pretense. We love you."

The Boston Globe

This wine bar is debuting an all-female winemaker list for A Day ...

This wine bar is debuting an all-female winemaker l...

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thrillist

The Unsinkable Maggie Campbell: How Boston's First Lady of Rum Beat the Odds

Campbell has performed the equivalent of a rum-soaked mic drop since landing at Privateer in 2012....

The Boston Globe

Health 5 tips from Gisele's trainer for a workout you'll actually enjoy

Health 5 tips from Gisele's trainer for a workout y...

The Boston Globe

Health 10 creative workouts for people who hate running

Health 10 creative workouts for people who hate run...

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Eater

Wine Words: Best Kept Secrets at Albert’s Market in Cambridge

Where to get your convenience store staples...and hard-to-find beers and wines...

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BravoTV.com

Pass the Pét-Nat! These 6 Chic Sparkling Wines Will Make You Rethink Your Champagne Obsession

The Champagne shortage may be looming, but there's no need to panic. Of all the many other sparkling wines out there, one worth getting excited about right now is the delightfully named pét-nat....

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Read The Changing of the Guard on ChefsFeed

AT A POST-TASTING PARTY A FEW MONTHS AGO, I FOUND MYSELF IN THE DIM LIGHT OF A FASHIONABLY DINGY BAR WANTING TO STAB THE SMALL GROUP OF ESTEEMED WINE PROFESSIONALS I HAD GATHERED WITH.

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misemagazine.com

What We Talk About When We Talk Chocolate

Chocolate is everywhere. The corner bodega. 7-11. Whole Foods. Starbucks. That place in the mall with the impossibly-huge dipped strawberries. That super-fancy specialty shop that just opened in your of-the-moment neighborhood. Odds are, no matter where you are, chocolate is there, in high-or-lowbrow form. We eat it, we drink it, we paint it on our naked partners. It’s ubiquitous with holidays and casual snacking alike. So, how do we talk about talk about something we take for granted?

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The Boston Globe

13 New England farmers markets and food festivals to visit this fall

From an oysterfest to open-air shopping to a celebration of fluff....

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winecoolerdirect.com

5 Holiday Wine Buying Tips From A Sommelier - WineCoolerDirect.com

This time of year, many of us are thinking about what wine to serve at our next holiday event. Click here for holiday wine buying tips from a sommelier....

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Wine Grapes, Explained - Gear Patrol

You might be a strict Cabernet Sauvignon guy. Maybe a Merlot die-hard. Or, perhaps Riesling is more your speed. Whatever your vinous affiliation, it feels good to have a “thing” when it comes to wine — an ID badge, a secret handshake among other like-minded drinkers in the crowded club full of untenable scores and vintage reports. Sitting around, swirling away and discussing things like terroir and that uncannily, awfully coined thing known as mouthfeel, it’s easy to forget the little guy that makes it all possible. No, not your friendly neighborhood sommelier or the dude who wields the scorecard. We’re talking about the grape. Wine comes from grapes. Remember?

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Read Water for Chefs—Brian Limoges, Quince, San Francisco on ChefsFeed

Read "Water for Chefs—Brian Limoges, Quince, San Francisco" via @ChefsFeed...

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Read Water for Chefs—Rachel Dow, The Betty, Chicago on ChefsFeed

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