Category Archives: Culinary Shopping

The Chef’s Garden – Eden Exists in Ohio

Ohio is not the first place that would have come to my mind when thinking about sourcing a wide variety of top quality vegetables, herbs and flowers, but it is the home of what may very well be the finest [...]

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A Few Bites at The Boqueria in Barcelona

It may very well be the most famous food market in the world today. It is large, vibrant and contains an incredible selection of both fresh and cooked foods, ranging from immaculate fresh seafood to a surfeit of meat and [...]

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A Seaside Sojourn in Sanlucar de Barrameda

For the first time, we started our day with pure sunshine and blue skies. It was still a bit chilly, but I could understand how this coastal area is called “Costa de la Luz” or Coast of Light. We were [...]

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Mmmmmm, Coffee….

I have always liked coffee, though my tastes and priorities have changed and evolved over the years. I started drinking coffee as a child in the ’60′s. Then the coffee I drank was awash with milk and sugar. I couldn’t [...]

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The Docsconz Five Most Memorable Food Related Non Dining Moments of 2013 – No.3

Foraging in Chile – I was exhausted after an overnight flight from Atlanta to Santiago, but was quickly rejuvenated by the opportunity to go foraging on the rocky Chilean Coast with Chef Rodolfo Guzman, his sous chef, Tommy de Olarte [...]

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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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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 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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