Monthly Archives: February 2012

Elements – A Meal of the Moment for the Ages

I got an email from ChuckEats asking if I’d be available to join he and Lesley along with Alex and Aki for dinner at Elements in Princeton, N.J. on a Sunday evening. Since Princeton is a 3.5 hour drive from […]

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Latino Tastes in Montreal – Part 2: Madre

Madre is the second restaurant in Mario Navarette Jr’s growing mini-empire of Latino influenced small restaurants. Like Raza, his first restaurant, Madre is situated in a long and narrow space with the kitchen located in the rear of the restaurant. […]

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Sunday Photos – Piquillos

Spanish canned foods are legendary and deservedly so. Amongst my favorites are piquillo peppers. These uniquely flavored peppers are sweet and profound when roasted, peeled and canned. They are great alone, but sublime when stuffed.
These were stuffed with fresh goat […]

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Latino Tastes in Montreal – Part 1: Raza

Bold Latino flavors have been thought to be the next big thing for a while now. While Mexican food has indeed become one of the central pillars of North American cooking, the other sources of the flavors of most of […]

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Thomas Bühner’s La Vie – That’s the Life!

Sheer audacity. To label a dish as “pure” takes audacity on the part of a chef. However, when the chef can back it up the way Thomas Bühner does at La Vie in Osnabrück, Germany, it goes from audacity to […]

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Sunday Photo – Northern Shrimp

These tasty little morsels have but a short season during the northern winter with this year being shorter than most due to declining stocks. Northern shrimp are most well known when coming from Maine, but these are from Gloucester by […]

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In The Catbird Seat at The James Beard House

I’m not a huge fan of country music, so Nashville has never been particularly high on my list of places to visit. Until now. The Catbird Seat, a new restaurant run by co-chefs Erik Anderson and Josh Habiger, has totally […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has become synonymous with love and so has the red rose. This photo was taken this past September at the restaurant Vendôme in the Grand Hotel Schloss Bensberg in Bergish Gladbach, Germany. The rose, set in a vase, […]

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Sunday Photo – Tomatoes

I’ve actually had some decent tomatoes this winter (the hydroponic tomatoes from Shushan Valley Hydro Farm really are quite good), but I’ve been going over some photos from my trip to Germany this past September and when I saw this […]

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Breaking News – John & Karen Shields Have Left Town House

According to The Washington Post, Chefs and souses John and Karen Urie Shields have left the restaurant that they put on the map and conversely made them culinary stars – Town House in Chilhowie, Virginia. Southwest Virginia is not the […]

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