Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sunday Photos – Smoke@ICC

It’s that time of year again. The 8th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress in NYC is right around the corner, starting this coming Saturday, september 28th. As always, there are a number of exciting and compelling programs and this year, […]

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Pearl and Ash – Just Plain Fun

The food is good enough to go just for that. The same could be said for the wine program or just the vibe. Individually, they each hold their own, although there are better examples of each by itself to be […]

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Sunday Photo – Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Today is the Autumnal Equinox, the official dividing line between summer and fall. Where I live the signs are unmistakable. The air gets crisper. the leaves start taking on ever brighter colors and the produce at the market begins to […]

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Betony – A NY Beauty

Flavor. Texture. Style. These are all important words when it comes to food that nurtures the pleasure centers as well as the corporeal elements of the body. Maximizing these elements is what all chefs strive for. Many do it well, […]

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Sunday Photos – Saratoga Food and Wine Festival 2013

The Saratoga Food and Wine Festival is an annual event to benefit The Saratoga Performing Arts Center. It brings together food, wine and automobiles from around the world and is the largest such festival in the area. Each year has […]

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Sunday Photo – Auction, Saratoga Style

Yesterday was the day of the Grand Tasting at the saratoga Food and Wine Festival to benefit the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. There was plenty of vintage automobiles, good food, drink and fun to go around. At the end of […]

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Chile’s Casas del Bosque – A Gem of a Winery

As we approach autumn in the northern hemisphere some vineyards have begun harvesting grapes while others await the perfect moment. There is nothing quite like being around a vineyard around the time of the vendemmia. This past April, it was […]

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Sunday Photo – Georgia O’Keeffe at Lake George

Clearly this photo of summer gladiolas is not of a Georgia O’Keeffe painting, though it was influenced by her art work.  O’Keeffe, one of the seminal American artists of the Twentieth Century was known, amongst other things for her sensuous […]

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