Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Colorful Glories of Arzak

While others were involved, including  such still well known chefs as Pedro Subijana and Karlos Arguiñano, no one has been more influential than Juan Mari Arzak in bringing contemporary cooking ideas and style to the Basque Country and the rest […]

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Pinch Me – A Culinary Dream Tour of Germany

I never used to have a burning desire to visit Germany, though I had always had a sort of morbid curiosity since my father had been a Medical Officer during WWII and had served through the Normandy Invasion, the Battle […]

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Sunday Photo – Two Culinary Artists at Work in Germany

Bonjwing Lee aka “The Ulterior Epicure” is one of the finest photographers I know. Though he emphasizes food photography and is one of the very best at photographing meals in restaurants and elsewhere, he is just as excellent a landscape, […]

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Sunday Photo – Slim Catch, Goa

Goan fishermen retrieve their nets as the sun begins to set. The nets are too heavy for a man alone, so they work in teams and share the load. The sea wasn’t generous today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Submission at Mugaritz Part 2 – Desserts and Conclusion

For Part 1, please see this.
This was simply delicious in every respect. Even the rebellious, had they made it this far into the meal, would have found a reward here. This showed even more Asian influence and would not have […]

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Sunday Photo – Ten Years – Never Forget

This was taken less than a month before both towers of the World Trade Center came tumbling down so horrifically and the world was forever changed. Never forget.
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Osteria Francescana – Modernism in Modena

When I first visited Osteria Francescana in 2003 with my then 12 year old son, Andrew, it was already a well known restaurant, but not nearly as famous as it has subsequently become, having risen to the lofty number of […]

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Sunday Photo – Irene

We were relatively lucky at my home. The only significant issue we faced other than my losing part of a post I was writing due to a sudden, but temporary power outage, was these trees that fell over part of […]

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