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About sheldonmenery

Sheldon Menery is a self-taught food and wine aficionado who has circled the globe in search of the riches it has to offer. He's wined and dined at some of the best (and worst) places in the world.

Data Models and Print Records

This week’s reading is split up between data models and the future of the print record.  Studying data models is might be important for computer scientists, but for the rest of us, even if we’re invested in DH, it seems … Continue reading

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When Courses Collide

The class I’m taking in addition to Digital Humanities is Global Shakespeares.  The details of the Shakespeare class (which is great so far) are less important than the fact that one of the things we’re studying this week is Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Democratization and Digital Manifestos

I want to look at a few issues which arose while reading the Digital Manifesto 2.0. First of all, call something a manifesto and non-already-engaged readers will see even the perfectly printed page tilting precariously into a scrawl around the … Continue reading

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The Cuba-Russia Connection

William Gibson’s Spook Country, this week’s reading (if you can call a full novel “a reading”) involves the anxieties of post-9/11 America, locative art, and a Cuban-Russian connection regarding the undermining of the US.  Gibson uses one of his characters … Continue reading

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Wrapping My Brain Around the Digital Humanities

First, you’re probably asking yourself “what the hell is Digital Humanities?”  The next round in the chamber is “and why is it on a food and wine blog?”  Those are fine questions, which I will endeavor to answer. But first … Continue reading

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War Time Armagnac

Although the wine cellar is always the first reason to take a trip to Bern’s Steak house, the upstairs dessert room makes a strong argument for the second reason.  In addition to the private dessert cabins and tasty sweets, the … Continue reading

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The Bern’s California Walk

Bern’s Steak House is not just a local Tampa institution, but a national one.  Although it’s one of the finest steak houses in the country, the primary reason to go is exploring the world’s largest operating wine cellar. While there … Continue reading

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