Monthly Archives: July 2010

Summer Salad – Haricots Verts

One of the great pleasures of summer is fresh green beans especially the skinny French variety known as haricots verts. These, from Kilpatrick Family Farm, were blanched then quickly combined on high heat with a thinly sliced poblano […]

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Summer Fare

A recent dinner at home featured grilled chicken and Sheldon Farm corn on the cob. The corn was rubbed with butter, salt and chipotle powder. The chicken had been spatchcocked, marinated in Big Bob Gibson's white sauce and parcooked […]

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The Connecticut River July 2010

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Blue Smoke in Saratoga

It's really not just Blue Smoke. There's a Shake Shack and a Paddock Bar too, all from the Union Square Hospitality Group. Situated by the Club House Gate off Nelson Avenue and near the paddock and horse path […]

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Starchefs 2009 – Sean Brock Shows His Kind of American Cuisine

Sean Brock and benne – precursor to today's sesame.
I apologize for having been remiss in not finishing my detailed individual profiles of the presentations at the 2009 Starchefs ICC, having only made it partially into Day 2 of the […]

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More Photos From McCrady’s

I had the opportunity to take these photos at McCrady's prior to service the evening I dined there. Chef Brock was kind enough to let me accompany him as he tended to tasks like cutting the evenings herbs and receiving […]

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McCrady’s – Dining with History and Innovation

"George Washington ate here," McCrady's chef Sean Brock told me as he gave me a tour of the massive building that is the center of his varied culinary activities. During the new President's tour of the fledgling United […]

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“The Orange From Valencia” – A Docsconz Video from Town House

The Orange From Valencia from John Sconzo on Vimeo.
"The Orange From Valencia" is a standout dish at the standout restaurant, Town House in Chilhowie, Virginia. Chef John Shields and his team have produced a dish that is not only delicious, […]

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The Charleston, S.C. Farmer’s Market

The Farmer's Market in Charleston, S.C. appears to be thriving. On two recent visits, the market was teeming with people who were buying beautiful produce from the vendors and eating prepared hot foods from a number of stalls selling their […]

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Town House – A Destination in Chilhowie

Most destination restaurants make it
somewhat easy for a diner to choose it and make a trip there. They
are generally not that difficult to get to and there are other
attractions in the area. As examples, elBulli has Barcelona nearby […]

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