Monthly Archives: July 2013

Hen of the Wood – Classic Vermont

When the bread is the most delicious part of a meal that can generally mean one of two things – it was a terrible meal or it was awesome bread. Fortunately, in the case of Hen of the Wood in […]




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Sunday Photo – Mid-Summer

Summer is a feast for all the senses. The bounty from the earth includes plenty that is delicious and nutritious, but the soul is also fed by the beauty experienced by the rest of the senses too, from the vibrant […]




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Fit For Food

“Life is too short to drink bad wine” or to eat bad food. That is a motto that I have tried to adhere to since my twenties. Eating well has been a priority for me for the bulk of my […]




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Birch – A Chef Grows in Providence

I already knew that Chef Benjamin Sukle had talent and could cook a delicious dinner. A couple of meals at his former restaurant of employment, The Dorrance, had convinced me of that. Chef Sukle had done a stage at noma […]




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Sunday Photo – Old Friends at Cabin Creek

I had dinner the other night with some “old friends.” Amongst them were people I have known for some time. In addition there were some “old friends” that were new to me. The dinner was a benefit organized by Suzanne […]




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New England With My Son

Representing the northeastern corner of the United States, New England is a region with character and identity. From Maine to Vermont and Vermont to Connecticut and Connecticut to Rhode Island and Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the region is diverse and […]




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A Suckling Pig For Dinner – Warning: Graphic Images

Meat is a pleasure, but meat is also a responsibility. When we eat meat and I do with some frequency, I believe that it is important to respect the animal and to eat animals that have been respected in life […]




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Sunday Photo – Unexpected Pleasures

When I travel to eat I like to do my research and generally plan my meals in advance and go to restaurants that have caught my imagination in one way or another. Early this past week, returning from a culinary […]




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The Uptown – Hot Summer Cooking on Lake George

I had heard about this restaurant from a few sources, most recently from Chef Kevin London of the estimable Farm House at Top of the World Restaurant at the southern end of Lake George. The Uptown is located all the […]




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A Tale of Two Lobsters – A Quick Visit to Maine Lobster Country

Not all lobsters and not all lobster shacks are created equal. While it is probably very difficult to find a bad one in Maine, some indeed stand out above the rest. I was recently in that fine state for a […]




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