Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sunday Photo – It Is Balloon!

Ever since I was a kid watching F-Troop, I have been fascinated by hot air balloons. For those of you who remember the show, you may recall the line “It is balloon!” in the opening sequence. Chances are you do […]

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StarChefs International Chefs Congress – A Photo Retrospective of All Six Years

So far, I’ve been lucky enough to make it to every StarChefs International Chefs Congress held each year in New York City starting in 2006. The seventh annual Congress is set to start on Sunday at the Park Avenue Armory […]

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Eat the City – Book Review

I must admit that when I first jumped into Eat the City: A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York, I was less excited than I should […]

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Coming Up Roses at Joachim Wissler’s Vendôme

It was one year ago today, that I had this meal at Vendôme, Chef Joachim Wissler’s 3-Michelin starred beauty of a restaurant located on the spectacular grounds of the  magnificent Schloss Bensberg Hotel. It was my last blow out meal of […]

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Breaking News: Starchefs ICC 2012 Will Be Available Live to the General Public

The trend-setting Starchefs International Chefs Congresses have always been Industry only events. If one was a member of the general public, one would not have access to the demos and presentations of industry leading chefs at the Congress other than through blogs […]

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Pujol – Mexican Magic

It was six years ago this past March that I first ate at Restaurante Pujol, Chef Enrique Olvera’s modern Mexican restaurant in Mexico City. I was there with Rick Bayless, Marilyn Tausend and a small group of travelers from the Culinary […]

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Sunday Photo – Rhode Island Beach

Its hard to believe, but it took me practically all summer before I made it to a beach. Fortunately, last Sunday, I got to visit this beach just outside of Newport, R.I. It wasn’t exactly swimming weather, but it was […]

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Flan y Ajo – Tasty Tapas in Providence

It is the proverbial hole in the wall and the menu, at least at lunch, was not extensive, but what was there was quite delicious. I will take quality over quantity any day. At Flan y Ajo, a small tapas […]

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Wet and Wild – Meatopia 2012

The clouds strode up menacingly over the Manhattan skyline. I had just arrived with my son and my brother a half hour after the main doors opened. I drove down from Saratoga with my son after having attended the Saratoga […]

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Sunday Photo – The Finish Line

Labor Day has come and gone leaving behind summer vacations and The Saratoga Racing Season. I don’t get to the track often, but I like to go once or twice during the season. I had never previously been up in […]

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