Category Archives: New England

The Joy of The Journey – To Burlington and Back

It used to be that the journey was half the fun and something to be looked forward to as much as actually arriving at a destination. In today’s fast-paced, security obsessed, bottom-line oriented world, that has become less and less […]

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Back to Birch

Ben Sukle is one of my favorite young chefs in the country and it has been a pleasure watching (and tasting) his continued progression as a chef from his early days at The Dorrance, where the influence of his stint […]

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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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Sunday Photo – Mid-Summer

Summer is a feast for all the senses. The bounty from the earth includes plenty that is delicious and nutritious, but the soul is also fed by the beauty experienced by the rest of the senses too, from the vibrant […]

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Birch – A Chef Grows in Providence

I already knew that Chef Benjamin Sukle had talent and could cook a delicious dinner. A couple of meals at his former restaurant of employment, The Dorrance, had convinced me of that. Chef Sukle had done a stage at noma […]

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New England With My Son

Representing the northeastern corner of the United States, New England is a region with character and identity. From Maine to Vermont and Vermont to Connecticut and Connecticut to Rhode Island and Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the region is diverse and […]

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A Tale of Two Lobsters – A Quick Visit to Maine Lobster Country

Not all lobsters and not all lobster shacks are created equal. While it is probably very difficult to find a bad one in Maine, some indeed stand out above the rest. I was recently in that fine state for a […]

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Healthy Living – Just a Name or The Real Thing?

It won’t replace the local Farmers Markets. It isn’t designed to do that, but the new Healthy Living Market and Cafe at the Wilton Mall (yes, it is in a mall) just outside of Saratoga Springs, New York should make […]

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Sunday Photo – Chef Ben Sukle and Birch

I’ve been a fan of Chef Ben Sukle’s New Naturalism inspired cooking since I first tasted it at The Dorrance in Providence, R.I. in December of 2011. The Dorrance with Chef Sukle was a restaurant  that had a lot of potential. […]

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Sunday Photo – Rhode Island Beach

Its hard to believe, but it took me practically all summer before I made it to a beach. Fortunately, last Sunday, I got to visit this beach just outside of Newport, R.I. It wasn’t exactly swimming weather, but it was […]

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