Monthly Archives: November 2011

“Cocktails Experienced Through the Meta-Sense of Time” – Alchemy Consulting Workshop at StarChefs ICC

Alchemy Consulting: Toby Maloney, Troy Sidle, Joaquin Simo, Jason Cott
Alchemy Consulting is the dynamic team behind the celebrated bar programs at The Violet Hour, Hotel Williamsburg, The Bar Downstairs at the Andaz, and many more. The dapper gentlemen are true cocktail […]

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Sunday Photo – Littleneck Clams

Clams are certainly one of my favorite foods and the basis for what I believe is my best dish – linguine with white clam sauce. I like this photo, but what I like the most about it is that it […]

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Thanksgiving – My Favorite Holiday

Thanksgiving is such a bittersweet holiday for my family. November is tinged gray with the deaths of some of those dearest to us – both of my parents as well as my mother-in-law died on or around this time of […]

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A Taste of Madrid in NY at The International Culinary Center – Introducing Gastrofestival Madrid!

Any regular reader of this website knows I have a deep seated infatuation for all things Spanish, especially food. I was thrilled when I received an invitation to an exciting event in NYC  that I could actually make it to. […]

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Forcella – A New Neapolitan Pizza Contender in NYC

I hadn’t heard of Forcella, a new Neapolitan style pizzeria with two locations, one in Brooklyn and another on Bowery in Manhattan until I read this glowing report from Aaron Arizpe, aka Pocketfork. With fluid prose and moutwatering photos, Aaron made […]

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Woodberry Kitchen – Wonder of the Chesapeake Part 2: Brunch

Though restaurant that Woodberry Kitchen most reminds me of is Roberta’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn. Though not as ethnically focused as Roberta’s Italian (even though Roberta’s is much more than an Italian restaurant), Woodberry Kitchen shares a similar ethos – taking […]

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Sunday Photo – Notecards

Perhaps you need an idea for a tasteful gift for friends, family or co-workers? If you enjoy my work, they may as well. All my photos on this website may be purchased individually or in groups. In my humble opinion, many make […]

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Woodberry Kitchen – A Look Behind the Scenes

Here are some photos from behind the scenes at Woodberry Kitchen:
At Woodberry Kitchen they usually take half an animal or more at a time and break it down in their own kitchen leaving essentially nothing to waste.
I was there shortly […]

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Woodberry Kitchen – Wonder of the Chesapeake Part 1 – Dinner

I can’t say that I was surprised that Woodberry Kitchen’s workshop at StarChefs was as wonderful as it was. I stopped there for dinner on my way home from visiting my son at the University of Virginia in September and left satisfied […]

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StarChefs 2011- Sang-hoon Degeimbre: Divining the Art of a Dish

Every year at the International Chefs Congress I get blown away by at least one chef of whom I previously had little to no knowledge of. This year, there were several with Chef Sang-hoon Degeimbre of L’Air du Temps in Noville-sur-Mehaigne, […]

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