Category Archives: Dartmouth

CityZen – A Reunion With Class

The only thing better than a great meal for its own sake is a great meal shared with friends. I recently had an opportunity to do that in Washington D.C. when I organized a mini-reunion dinner with some college classmates […]

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The Irony of an Ending – Four Aces Diner

My alma mater, Dartmouth College, is a wonderful place to get a great education and a great place to spend four years. My eldest son, L.J. Sconzo, an occasional contributor to this  blog, just graduated after four mostly wonderful years. I say […]

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Happy Halloween!!!

I noticed this detail within one of my recent bonfire photos at Dartmouth College’s 2011 Homecoming celebrations. I found it a little spooky. Happy Halloween!!
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Sunday Photo – Autumn Fire

The leaves have stayed on the trees late this autumn here in upstate NY and in northern New England as well, yet they lack the brilliant colors of most autumns. However, what was lacking in the leaves was present this […]

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Sunday Photo – Green Dusk

The view from my dorm isn’t so bad.

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The Connecticut River July 2010

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Dining at noma

I first met Chef René Redzepi at a cocktail reception during the 2008 Star Chefs Conference in New York, where my father introduced him to me as one of the best chefs in the world. At the time, I was just learning that a revolutionary culinary scene was emerging in Scandinavia, but I still had some difficulty accepting that such a thing could occur in the region that counts lutefisk among its most popular dishes. Still, my curiosity was piqued, so when I made my plans for my pre-study travel, I made sure to reserve a table at noma for my travel-buddy Austin and I. My dad, unable to travel to Copenhagen on such short notice, would live vicariously through me.
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Taste of the Week – February 14th-20th: Cereal

Yes, cereal. Not just any cereal, though. Frankly, I don't care for most cereals on the market. They are generally too high in carbs and simple sugars for my taste and either lack good texture or good taste. […]

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Elements – The TypePad Dinner Part 2: The Balance

…and with the preliminaries behind us, we moved on to the main body of the dinner. We learned that the chefs source organically, sustainably and locally "whenever possible", especially within a 50 mile radius, though they do not […]

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Elements – The TypePad Dinner Part 1: Small Plates

As a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., it is exceedingly difficult for me to admit that there may be anything of extreme excellence in Princeton, N.J. Well, I must say that there is at least one institution of excellence in that burgh and that would be Elements, the relatively new creative contemporary restaurant with Ryland Inn alumnus Scott Anderson commanding the kitchen.
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