Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving – The Four F’s!

Family, Friends, Food and (for many) Football. Thanksgiving remains the purest of holidays as it is one that brings people together to remember, to respect and, of course, to share a meal. It is a day of introspection and conviviality, […]


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A Return To Atera

One of the problems for me with writing about restaurants is that it is difficult to return to places that I’ve been and enjoyed when it seems that there is always something new and exciting that I have not yet […]


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Sunday Photo – Bad Weekend To Be a Turkey

Wild turkeys, like this one pecking outside my house early last spring, have a chance. For the domesticated varieties, not so much. I know, I’m looking forward to mine! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sunday Photo – Capital Region Coffee Collective

The coffee culture in the US is really taking off and by that, I mean a true sophistication with an educated consumer base. The scene in NYC has been burgeoning for some time and my recent trip to San Francisco […]


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Saison – Sublime Sensuality

Sensuality is oft equated with erotic sexuality and while they tend to go hand in hand, not all sensuality is sexual, or at least not overtly so. Sensuality is a state of pleasure due to stimulation of the corporeal senses. […]


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Sunday Photo – In Memorium – Chef Charlie Trotter

I had met him on several occasions, but can’t say that I knew him. I certainly knew who he was, but I doubt that he had any clue as to who I was. We were the same age, though I […]


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Choice Chews in Charleston With Cook It Raw

Two thirty on  a Friday morning is a helluva time to get up for the day, especially when bedtime wasn’t until 11:30 and I awoke to the telephone at 12:30.
I felt like I was on call at the hospital, but […]


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Sunday Photo – Ocean Atlantic

Living in the foothills of the Adirondacks in upstate NY, I don’t get to the ocean nearly as often as I would like. Recently, I enjoyed the luxury of visiting both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans in the same […]


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