Category Archives: Culinary Shopping

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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Cultured – A Pickle Shop in Berkeley – Part 1: Kombucha

Kevin Farley makes pickles, but not just any pickles. The pickles that Farley makes along with his wife are possibly the most creative and delicious across a wide spectrum of types that one is likely to find in the United […]


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Sunday Photo – Pouring Wine at El Colmado

First things first, my son, L.J. Sconzo, works at El Colmado as well as Tertulia, the NYC Spanish restaurants helmed by Chef Seamus Mullen. I had lunch at the recently opened El Colmado in the brand new Gotham West Market on […]


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Some Serious Food in Sunny San Francisco

Sunny? San Francisco? Yes! My recent week in San Francisco and the Bay Area was marked by absolutely perfect weather. The clear blue cerulean skies and balmy, but not too hot temperatures certainly don’t hurt the pleasures of dining and […]


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Guts and Glory – StarChefs’ ICC 2013 Day Two

The second day of the StarChefs ICC has everything that the first day has, but it also has the cocktail party at the end of the day as well as a variety of top notch cocktails available throughout the day. […]


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