Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Taste of Asia in Flushing: Part 2 – Mapo Korean BBQ

Flushing is home to a number of Asian communities. Before driving home later in the day, we returned with Michael for another lunch, though this time at only one place – Mapo Korean BBQ at 14924 41st Rd, just down the […]


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A Taste of Asia in Flushing: Part 1 – China

While the entire metropolitan area of New York City has wonderful ethnic foods of all kinds, Queens has become the epicenter of ethnic dining in the region. As part of this, Flushing has become the epicenter of Asian dining in […]


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Lest We Forget…

Memorial Day is a holiday that we all in the United States have come to enjoy thanks to the sacrifices of so many Americans who have come before us. May their sacrifices never be for naught and may they always […]


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Sunday Photo – Blue Collar Coffee

Single origin, craft brewed high end coffee is like fine wine. It is meant to be sipped and savored. I love it and the opportunity to enjoy that kind of coffee is why I returned to drinking coffee in the […]


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Fermented Elements – Dinner With Matthias Merges and Kevin Farley (The Cultured Pickle)

Fermentation has been around for as long as humans have been eating food and drinking beverages other than water. Many cultures have used it to create their most iconic foods. It is only recently, however, that the techniques of fermentation have gained […]


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L’Air du Temps- Much More than a Beautiful Scent

 
I first became enthralled by Chef Sang-hoon Degeimbre’s cooking at the 2011 StarChefs International Chefs Congress in New York City. His cooking was beautiful, alluring and had soul. I longed to actually get to taste it. His restaurant, L’Air du […]


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Mesamerica 2012 -An Exploration of Mexican Cooking

Most people in the United States have no clue about how truly wonderful Mexican cooking and food are. Sure, there is plenty of love for tacos, burritos and guacamole and a few other Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes, but Mexican food […]


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Sunday Photo – A Pig Roasts in Brooklyn

A new season, the second, has started for the weekly pig roasts run by Jose Ramirez-Ruiz of Chez Jose and John Ratliff of Ends Meat in the backyard of the Crown Victoria Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Each week they cook with […]


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The Art of Chocolate – Francisco Migoya’s Hudson Chocolates

If there is someone making chocolate confections more creative, beautiful and delicious than Francisco Migoya is doing at his new Hudson Chocolates in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. I am unaware of it. I recently stopped there on my way down to NYC […]


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A Mother’s Celebration at Cafe Boulud

It wasn’t yet Mothers Day or my wife’s birthday. Those would both be the following day. It was, however, the day to celebrate both as well as two bon voyages. We drove down to New York City to take our […]


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