Category Archives: New England

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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Flan y Ajo – Tasty Tapas in Providence

It is the proverbial hole in the wall and the menu, at least at lunch, was not extensive, but what was there was quite delicious. I will take quality over quantity any day. At Flan y Ajo, a small tapas […]


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Sunday Photos – Winnimere – A Tasty Cheese

Outstanding cheese is one of life’s great pleasures. Coming across one I haven’t had before  is a special treat, especially if it happens to be American and made in the region in which I live.  I’ve been a fan of […]


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The Dorrance – A Sense of Place and Time in Providence, R.I.

Doing a stage at a well known restaurant is no guarantee that a stagiere will come away from that stage with anything other than to say that he or she worked there for a period of time. The brief period […]


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