Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tickets – A Traveler’s Nightmare

Tickets – the new restaurant from Albert and Ferran Adria in Barcelona that Ferran himself told me was even harder to get into than elBulli, was where we were supposed to have lunch on our first day having arrived in […]

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Sunday Photo – Happy Easter!

This photo was taken earlier this year at Bernachon in Lyon, France. It is of molds used to make chocolate chicks for Easter. The chocolates at Bernachon, are, in my opinion, as good as it gets. Hope your Easter is […]

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Ubuntu? U Bet!


Vegetarian restaurant, yoga, Northern California – the combination of those things could easily lead the uninitiated to view a restaurant as some sort of stereotypical California joke. That would be a mistake – a big mistake. I am not a […]

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Sunday Photo – Making Matzoh

This week marks the beginning of Passover. Though I am not Jewish, I recently had a chance to enjoy The Jewish Food Festival at Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady, NY. The matzoh ball soup, blintzes, challah and other traditional […]

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Michael Talalaev Dines at Kajitsu

ed. note: My friend, Michael Talalaev, an experienced cook and diner is willing to share some of his experiences here on my blog and I am thrilled to host him. He has an excellent eye and great skill with a […]

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Docsconz on The Rambling Epicure – Edible Animals

Jonell Galloway’s The Rambling Epicure, based in Switzerland, is one of the top international food chronicles on the internet full of news, opinion and photography. I was honored when Jonell asked me to put together some photos for a piece […]

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Roasted Monkfish with Leeks


I made this the other night with monkfish obtained at the Saratoga Farmers Market from Pura Vida Fisheries on Long Island. The leeks were from Pleasant Valley Farm also via the Saratoga Farmers Market. The dried herbs were from Penzey’s […]

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Sunday Photo – Sea Scallops

I bought these and a few more live, in-shell sea scallops from Pura Vida Fisheries out of Suffolk County, Long Island at the Saratoga Springs Farmers Market. Not often having whole scallops available in the US on a retail basis, […]

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The Five Guys Dilemma

This is not about how best to load up a burger with the various fixings and condiments available nor is it about whether or not one should take some of the free peanuts from the restaurant even when explicitly asked […]

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Dining at Corton

It’s time again for a guest post by yours truly. Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of moving into a decent apartment in a great location in New York City. Seeing as my younger brother Andrew would be […]

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