Category Archives: Upstate NY

Barista Albany – A Judge’s View

The New York State Capital Region is rife with young enthusiastic culinarians doing good things with food and beverages. This was readily apparent at the recent Albany Wine and Dine For the Arts benefit event organized by Michelle Hines Abrams [...]

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Sunday Photo – Recent Instagram Highlights

In general my Instagram feed is quite different from what I put on here or on Flick’r. I only post iPhone or iPad photos on Instagram, which have a very different feel from most of the photos that I take [...]

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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 – Capital Region Coffee Collective

The coffee culture in the US is really taking off and by that, I mean a true sophistication with an educated consumer base. The scene in NYC has been burgeoning for some time and my recent trip to San Francisco [...]

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Choice Chews in Charleston With Cook It Raw

Two thirty on  a Friday morning is a helluva time to get up for the day, especially when bedtime wasn’t until 11:30 and I awoke to the telephone at 12:30.
I felt like I was on call at the hospital, but [...]

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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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Sunday Photos – Saratoga Food and Wine Festival 2013

The Saratoga Food and Wine Festival is an annual event to benefit The Saratoga Performing Arts Center. It brings together food, wine and automobiles from around the world and is the largest such festival in the area. Each year has [...]

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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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