Monthly Archives: December 2013

My Top Non-Restaurant Meal of 2013

Meals in homes or other non-restaurant settings offer a completely different set of expectations and experiences than those in restaurants, especially restaurants with vaunted reputations. In homes and other personal settings, it is mostly about the personal interaction and the […]

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Benu – Corey Lee’s New California Cuisine

The term “California cuisine” is most typically applied to a style of cooking and ingredients that reflect a Mediterranean tradition. That should not be surprising given the Mediterranean like climate that most of California enjoys as well as much of […]

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Sunday Photo – Hot Chocolate

Here it is, the last Sunday of the year and this will be my last installment of my series of “Sunday Photos.” It is a testament to how quickly 2013 has passed as it was taken almost one year ago […]

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The Docsconz 2014 Wish List

2013 was an unparalleled year for me in hitting restaurants on the top ten of my annual wish list. I managed to dine at a full 60% or 6 out of ten of them. Though I would love to return […]

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours the merriest of Christmases!
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Sunday Photo – Recent Instagram Highlights

In general my Instagram feed is quite different from what I put on here or on Flick’r. I only post iPhone or iPad photos on Instagram, which have a very different feel from most of the photos that I take […]

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The Cultured Pickle Shop – A Feast of Fermentation – The Photos

When one thinks of seasonal foods,typically it is the availability of fresh foods that comes to mind. At the Cultured Pickle Shop in Berkeley, California, I learned that foods don’t need to be fresh to be seasonal. While the actual […]

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Cultured – A Pickle Shop in Berkeley – Part 4 – The Grand Tasting

It was a pleasure walking through the Cultured workshop with Kevin Farley and learning about his processes. It was an even greater pleasure, however, when I got to taste a wide variety of their work. It is not for nothing […]

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Cultured – A Pickle Shop in Berkeley – Part 3 – Cabbages and More

In Part 1 of this Conversation and Tasting with Kevin Farley, we discussed kombuchas. In Part 2, Kevin talked about his Indian lime pickles. Here, the topic turns to the bulk of what he does – fermented cabbages and other […]

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Cultured – A Pickle Shop in Berkeley – Part 2 – Indian Lime Pickles

In Part 1 of this Conversation and Tasting with Kevin Farley, we discussed kombuchas. Here, we moved on to one of his most popular items. It seems that he can’t make enough of his Indian style lime pickles.

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