Category Archives: Taste of the Week

Taste of the Week – February 28th-March 6th: 677 Prime’s Crispy Egg and Pork

When is a steak house not just a steakhouse? I had never gone to Angelo's 677 Prime in Albany because I always figured that it was just a steakhouse, albeit a very good one. I have nothing against steak or […]

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Taste of the Week – February 1st-27th: Bee Pollen

While the glowing health claims are quite dubious and there may be significant risk in eating bee pollen, especially for those with severe allergies to substances like ragweed or bees, bee pollen remains interesting to me from a culinary point […]

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Taste of the Week – February 14th-20th: Cereal

Yes, cereal. Not just any cereal, though. Frankly, I don't care for most cereals on the market. They are generally too high in carbs and simple sugars for my taste and either lack good texture or good taste. […]

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Taste of the Week – February 6th-13th

Sports fans do a lot of little things
to show their support and maybe add a little positive mojo for their
team. I'm no different. Rooting hard for the New Orleans Saints in
last Sunday's Super Bowl, I added a little […]

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Taste of the Week – January 31st – February 6th: Maple Loch

In a week of incredible dining, that a cocktail should be my taste of the week, has even me shaking my head and asking, "What?!?" I have certainly become a big fan of the cocktail revolution that has […]

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Taste of the Week – January 24th-30th: Rocky’s Lasagna

Sometimes I think it is a lot easier for non Italian-Americans to appreciate lasagna. For Italian-Americans lasagna is very, very personal, perhaps more so than for any other Italian-American dish. While I can like a lasagna other than […]

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Taste of the Week – January 17th – 23rd: Banana-Rum Bon Bons

The banana-rum bon bons from The Chocolate Mill were a revelation. Well balanced dark chocolate, banana and rum made these not-too-sweet bon bons really stand out. I love the combination of chocolate and banana and the addition of a hint […]

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Taste of the Week – January 10th -16th – Laphroaig and Trotters at Max London’s

I am no expert on Scotch, but thanks to Nigel Manley and the Slow Food Saratoga Region benefit dinner at Max London's Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., I am a little more knowledgeable, a little more experienced and […]

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Taste of the Week – January 3rd – 9th – Wild Mallard Duck Breast

I had never had wild mallard duck before, always farm-raised magret. I was recently given some freshly shot and field dressed mallard breasts by my friends Albert and Pat Sheldon. Normally when I cook duck it still has its […]

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Taste of the Week – December 27th – January 2nd, 2010

Smooth, fruit-rich with plenty of soft tannins, this wonderful wine from Jaboulet was a great wine to welcome in the new year, served with roasted bone-in pork loin, roasted potatoes and brussels sprouts with pesto following a split pea […]

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