Category Archives: Current Affairs

Sunday Photo – RIP Judy Rodgers

Judy Rodgers, the chef/owner of one of San Francisco’s most beloved and most iconic restaurants died this past week from cancer. She was one of the major driving forces behind the development and popularization of what has come to be […]


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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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Sunday Photos – NYC – Old and New Icons

At least since the building of the Empire State Building, New York has been a city known for its soaring skyline and its lofty architecture. That was enhanced by the Twin Towers of The World Trade Center up until that […]


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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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GMO’s and “Science”

It seems that many who stand in support of  GMO’s have staked the claim that those who oppose GMO’s and other aspects of modern food production technology are “anti-science.” While that may be true of some or perhaps even many […]


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Sunday Photo – Forever Farmland

This blog is mostly about food. I love good food. It is one of life’s greatest pleasures, a source of health and something that tends to bind people together. To have good food, though, we require good product and good […]


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Notice – FotoMoto For Photo Purchases Is No Longer Active on This Site

Unfortunately, what had until relatively recently been a very useful service for selling photos as prints, notecards and even e-cards, FotoMoto, appears to be crumbling. As a result, I am no longer offering this service on this site. If you […]


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Breaking News: Frantzen/Lindeberg Now Just Frantzen

Just two days after being proclaimed the twelfth best restaurant in the world on the controversial San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list as Frantzen/Lindeberg, Bjorn Frantzen and Daniel Lindeberg have announced they are splitting up with Frantzen retaining control […]


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Healthy Living – Just a Name or The Real Thing?

It won’t replace the local Farmers Markets. It isn’t designed to do that, but the new Healthy Living Market and Cafe at the Wilton Mall (yes, it is in a mall) just outside of Saratoga Springs, New York should make […]


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Calling All Wine Collectors!!! Devine Intervention Needed!!!

Starting today and running through April 7th, there is an incredible opportunity to augment your growing collection with some otherwise impossible to find bottles and others that are merely hard to come by. The best part is that it is […]


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