Category Archives: Musings

Roots Action 2015

After returning home from attending the third annual Chef’s Garden Roots Conference, I feel akin to Moses coming down from the mountain after having received the tablets. The mountain being the Culinary Vegetable Institute in Milan, OH ( My-lin), and […]

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Getting the Drift – The Culture of Coffee in Print

With enough resources, many a good blogger could probably come out with a fairly compelling print magazine. Adam Goldberg, the main man behind Drift, a print magazine focusing on the culture of coffee, has plenty of resources, including some very […]

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The Cruelty of April

T.S. Eliot called April “the cruelest month.” I’m sure that he had a number of reasons for that pronouncement. One of them may or may not have been, that the month starts with April 1st, aka “April fools Day.” If […]

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Reflections on The Bocuse D’Or 2015

I have now attended each of the past four Bocuse d’Or competitions in Lyon starting in 2009 and each has been special in its own way, filled with hope and promise. This last one was best of all as the […]

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Travel Nightmares From AeroMexico – Airway Robbery

Anyone who might read this blog on a regular basis knows that I like to focus on the positive. I tend to write about what I really, really like. Typically, I don’t write negative reviews. There are exceptions, though, and […]

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Chocolate Musings

Tastes change. Perhaps it is more accurate to state, however, that tastes evolve over time. Some times that evolution comes full circle. Such has been the case for me when it comes to chocolate. I LOVE chocolate! I have always […]

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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, 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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