Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

I noticed this detail within one of my recent bonfire photos at Dartmouth College’s 2011 Homecoming celebrations. I found it a little spooky. Happy Halloween!!

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Sunday Photo – Days of the Dead

I was recently going through some older photos when I came across this one from a trip to Mexico a few years ago. This was taken at the market in Puebla. It wasn’t El Dia de los Muertos, but I […]

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La Mar – Peruvian Panache in NYC

Peruvian food has been heralded as the next “it” food trend off and on over at least the past ten years and why not? It has great flavors, exotic ingredients and incredible diversity. When I visited Peru with my family […]

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Grant Achatz Talks with Kim Severson at StarChefs

“I actually thought that Elizabeth Falkner was going to lead us in a seance” Kim Severson joked as she opened up her discussion with Grant Achatz at the latest StarChefs International Chefs Congress. They were there to discuss Chef Achatz’ […]

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Sunday Photo – Autumn Fire

The leaves have stayed on the trees late this autumn here in upstate NY and in northern New England as well, yet they lack the brilliant colors of most autumns. However, what was lacking in the leaves was present this […]

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Spain 2011 – A Compendium of Posts

With the recent posting of my experience at Cinc Sentits, I have finally completed my postings from the incredible trip to Catalunya, Valencia and The Basque Country areas of Spain that I took with my family last spring to celebrate […]

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Michael Talalaev Dines at Geranium

My good friend, Michael Talalaev, recently spent a few days in one of my favorite cities in the world – Copenhagen. He went there specifically to eat, and though he didn’t get a chance to dine at noma, he did […]

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Cinc Sentits – Brilliance in Barcelona

This was not my first time at Cinc Sentits, a small fine dining restaurant in the Eixample District of Barcelona, but it might as well have been. That first time was in September of 2004, but it followed a lunch, […]

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StarChefs 2011: “Man of La Plancha” – Chef Richard Blais

Richard Blais is perhaps best known for his recent stints on Top Chef and Top Chef All Stars; however, he is first and foremost a restaurant chef. His culinary consulting company, Trail Blais, has worked with four-star restaurants across Atlanta, […]

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Sunday Photo – Summer in October on Lake George

This has been a year of strange weather, to say the least. At some times it has been very, very bad, but, fortunately, at other times it has been amazingly good. Such has been the case this past week when […]

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