Category Archives: Holidays

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The rose is a potent symbol of romance and thus a symbol of Valentine’s Day, a day devoted to romance. This photo was taken at one of the most romantic restaurants anywhere, De Librije, in Zwolle, Holland. Have a wonderful [...]

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11 Thoughts On Ringing In a New Year

As 2013 has come to a close, it leaves behind, as every year does, many memories. Many are good. Many are not. 365 days tends to cover a lot of ground. Here are a few thoughts, not just about food, [...]

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours the merriest of Christmases!
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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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Sunday Photo – Tryptophan

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. Friends and family have congregated and dispersed and many turkeys, cranberries and pies have been eaten. With a feast like Thanksgiving, one of the great traditions is the post-prandial stupor. The amino acid tryptophan, [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving – The Four F’s!

Family, Friends, Food and (for many) Football. Thanksgiving remains the purest of holidays as it is one that brings people together to remember, to respect and, of course, to share a meal. It is a day of introspection and conviviality, [...]

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Sunday Photo – Bad Weekend To Be a Turkey

Wild turkeys, like this one pecking outside my house early last spring, have a chance. For the domesticated varieties, not so much. I know, I’m looking forward to mine! Happy Thanksgiving!
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Sunday Photo – Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Today is the Autumnal Equinox, the official dividing line between summer and fall. Where I live the signs are unmistakable. The air gets crisper. the leaves start taking on ever brighter colors and the produce at the market begins to [...]

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A Suckling Pig For Dinner – Warning: Graphic Images

Meat is a pleasure, but meat is also a responsibility. When we eat meat and I do with some frequency, I believe that it is important to respect the animal and to eat animals that have been respected in life [...]

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Sunday Photo – Looking Ahead

July 4th is here and gone. While procuring me meal for that holiday, I spied these young turkeys, one or two of whom will be gracing my Thanksgiving table in a few months. These recently hatched heritage breed birds are [...]

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