Category Archives: Music

The Making of My Favorite Cocktail of 2014 – Betony’s Milk Punch

I’ve enjoyed cocktails for a long time, but 2014 was a watershed year for me, both in making and drinking cocktails. It is fun to experiment creating new cocktails and it is even more fun to drink them, especially when […]

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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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Italy With My Son 2012 – Fire in Firenze

This was a day for hurrying. We had to hurry to Antica Macelleria Cecchini and then we had to hurry from there. We were heading to Firenze (Florence), where we had only a limited time and wanted to make the […]

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Barcelona – An Anniversary Celebration – Day Two

We got up the next morning and headed out early for a shopping visit to the Boqueria. While there, we stopped for breakfast at Bar Pinotxo. The garbanzos with squid was a tasty display of the classic Catalan mar y […]

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Albert Adria Gets The Last Word on Art vs Craft in Cooking

If Albert Adria or his brother Ferran are not culinary artists than no one is. Here, in Spanish, he says that the question is ultimately up to the diner to answer.
I had filmed several other interviews, but alas, audio problems […]

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Pipe Screams – Happy Halloween!

Pipe Screams from John Sconzo on Vimeo.
Keyboardist extraordinaire Bryan Kirk of The First Presbyterian Church in Glens Falls N.Y. plays Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (only a segment here) on the church's wonderful pipe organ on October 30th, […]

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Scott Boswell’s Louisiana Part 6: From Idea to Plate: Carrot Salad

There's is very little I enjoy more than eating well conceived and well prepared food. I admire anyone who can cook well, whether the cooking is traditional or otherwise, but I particularly enjoy food that is not only delicious and […]

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The Beauty of the Internet – Pomplamoose

Were it not for the internet and social media like facebook and Twitter, I likely never would have come across PomplamooseMusic on You Tube. These are quirky and utterly charming music videos done by a pair of young Californians, Jack […]

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Living in the Past

Jethro Tull was my favorite band when I was in high school. The flute and voice of Ian Anderson defined Tull, though the rest of the band's musicians were no slouches either. I particularly loved the blues and jazz influenced […]

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The U.S. Economy and Food: A Survey Part Two

Question 2. The food industry, fortunately is not static.
They can and do change, responding to the times. Some restaurants have
anticipated tough times and made adjustments to their practices ahead
of time. Jose Duarte of Taranta in Boston, a trailblazing restaurant in
terms […]

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