Monthly Archives: March 2009

Citi Field

More to come…

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A Simple Pleasure

 Sometimes the simple pleasures are the best. I had one of those simple pleasures for breakfast using all locally made ingredients. I used Michael London's Fire Bread from Mrs. London's in Saratoga, N.Y., smeared it with pumpkin butter from Albert […]

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Taste of the Week – March 22nd-28th

Last week, my Taste of the Week was a version of a classic shrimp cocktail as interpreted by my brother, Greg. It was a particularly excellent example of a dish that I grew up with and still love. I received […]

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Shola Olunloyo is one of the most talented and creative cooks that I know (and I know a few). He is equally adept at cutting edge technique and traditional. One of the most memorable meals of my life was at […]

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Cultural Evolution

The food set on the tables was all very familiar. It should have
been, as I had been eating it in one form or another all my life. Meat
in the gravy (Italian sausage, bracciole, and meatballs), macaroni,
stuffed mushrooms, ricotta, fresh mozzarella, […]

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A Sure Sign of Spring

The days are warmer, the nights still chilly. It is early spring in the North Country, perfect conditions for the annual rite of maple sugaring. My neighbor, Chris St. Andrews and his family, have been sugaring for a number of […]

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Taste of the Week – March 15-21, 2009

This week's top taste is not something new. In fact, it is something I have had numerous times before, so much so, that it fits squarely in the realm of comfort food for me, even if it is not an […]

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Blog Find: Playing with Fire and Water

Foodplayerlinda describes herself as "a freelance chef  in Connecticut." She has a beautiful and informative blog called Playing with Fire and Water. Her latest post is entitled Cultured Butter. The post is particularly informative including the science behind and instructions […]

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Le Bernardin 2009 – The Desserts

My friend, John Curtas, the pre-eminent food critic, journalist and attorney from Las Vegas has stated in his superb blog on Las Vegas dining called Eating Las Vegas that "Vegas has the deepest collection of pastry talent in the country." […]

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Le Bernardin 2009 – The Savories

I remember very well the first time I dined at Le Bernardin. It was in the early to mid '90s. I was in NYC with my wife to attend a medical meeting and it was the first time that we […]

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