Category Archives: Musings

R.I.P. Steven A. Shaw – aka “Fat Guy”

Few people outside of my family have made as much of a difference in my life as Steven Shaw. Steven, along with Jason Perlow, was one of the co-founders of eGullet.com, which went on to become the eGullet Society of [...]

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April Fools

It was personally gratifying to receive so many encouraging responses to yesterday’s April Fools post. What I find particularly interesting is that so many people actually thought that it could be real even though they knew full well that it [...]

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My Big News – A Major Life Change!

To those of you who know me, this may not be a huge surprise. To others, well, what can I say? Perhaps not so apparent here on the blog, but if you also happen to follow my Instagram feed,  you [...]

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Mmmmmm, Coffee….

I have always liked coffee, though my tastes and priorities have changed and evolved over the years. I started drinking coffee as a child in the ’60′s. Then the coffee I drank was awash with milk and sugar. I couldn’t [...]

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Spain and the New York Table

Back in 2006, Spain was riding high in the gastronomic world. elBulli was at its peak and Spanish restaurants in Spain were the darlings of the culinary cognoscenti. It was a golden age for Spanish cuisine. The culmination of this [...]

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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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The Docsconz 2014 Wish List

2013 was an unparalleled year for me in hitting restaurants on the top ten of my annual wish list. I managed to dine at a full 60% or 6 out of ten of them. Though I would love to return [...]

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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 – 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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