Category Archives: Cheese

The Art of The Iberian Pig – A Week in The Heart of Spanish Pork Country – Part 3 – Montanchez

Our first destination was the small hilltop town of Montanchez, where we stopped to visit the ruins of an ancient castle perched at the pinnacle of the mountain.
From there we made our way down to the Iberico production facilities of [...]

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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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Aubergine – Carmel Cool

While by no means exclusive to the West Coast, cool jazz is the style of jazz most closely associated with it, especially the sounds of Dave Brubeck, Chico Hamilton and Gerry Mulligan amongst others. Cool is a more laid back, [...]

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A Return To Atera

One of the problems for me with writing about restaurants is that it is difficult to return to places that I’ve been and enjoyed when it seems that there is always something new and exciting that I have not yet [...]

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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 Three

The final day of a StarChefs ICC is shorter than the others and is always filled with ennui as the Product Fair starts breaking down right after lunch. That said, it is again stuffed with great content as well as [...]

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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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Guts and Glory – StarChefs’ ICC 2013 Day One

After five years at the Park Avenue Armory, with that venerable venue unavailable for this one, StarChefs had to shift to a new location. They chose one, that like most of their previous sites, was a tad rough around the [...]

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Pearl and Ash – Just Plain Fun

The food is good enough to go just for that. The same could be said for the wine program or just the vibe. Individually, they each hold their own, although there are better examples of each by itself to be [...]

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Hen of the Wood – Classic Vermont

When the bread is the most delicious part of a meal that can generally mean one of two things – it was a terrible meal or it was awesome bread. Fortunately, in the case of Hen of the Wood in [...]

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