Monthly Archives: April 2009

Top Three Restaurant Meals – April 2009

April was a relatively light restaurant month for me, as we ate a lot at home. I did have some nice restaurant meals, however, the foremost being:

Max London's Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – Max always does a very nice [...]

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Dining Around Dartmouth

When I went to college at Dartmouth in the late 70's and early 80's, the dining options suited my limited palate well enough. My palate has changed since then, however, and when my son was accepted last year, I was [...]

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Incipient Green

Spring arrives later in Northeastern New York and New England than it does most anywhere else in the country. When I lived in Charlottesville, Virginia, the month of March  ushered in the spring rather than the mid to late [...]

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Taste of the Week – April 19-25

Beer is generally not my drink of choice. It is not that I don't like it, I just usually prefer wine. However, the other night, while dining at a surprisingly good Indian restaurant, The Jewel of India, in Hanover, N.H., [...]

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Slow Food Saratoga Region Pot Luck

The Slow Food Saratoga Region pot luck was a huge success. It was held at the beautiful farm of Suvir Saran and Charlie Burd in bucolic Washington County, N.Y. on a perfect early spring afternoon. See here for more [...]

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An Impact

How is blogging rewarding? I must say that so far it is not the money, because there hasn't been much of that since I started doing this. The main reward to date has been making friends and having an influence, [...]

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Blog Find: The Quenelle

Francisco Migoya, an Assistant Professor at The Culinary Institute of America has started a blog called, The Quenelle "to be a means for the
discussion and illustration of ideas on pastry, confectionery, bread
baking and cooking (and anything related to food and [...]

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Ramps and Lamb – Spring on a Plate

The Slow Food Saratoga Region chapter of Slow Food USA had a wonderful pot luck dinner yesterday at the extraordinary  American Masala Farm, owned by Suvir Saran and Charlie Burd in beautiful, bucolic Washington County. There was plenty of [...]

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Taste of the Week – April 12-18

When I go to eat at Max London's Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, pastrami is not generally on my mind. After I sampled a house-cured pastrami sandwich this past Wednesday night, that will no longer be the case. Max London [...]

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Ramps – Spring Has Officially Arrived

I bought these beauties this morning from Sheldon Farms at the Saratoga Farmers Market. Spring has now officially arrived in these parts. I will be serving them tomorrow along with some roasted Elihu Farms leg of lamb at the [...]

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