Tag Archives: L.J. Sconzo

Pursuing Porcine Perfection – Ibérico de Bellota- Part 3 – The Cure

Most connoisseurs know it to be one of the finest food products of any kind in the world, let alone the greatest of hams. Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, as it is known, comes from southwestern Spain, primarily from the regions […]

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Pursuing Porcine Perfection – Ibérico de Bellota- Part 2 – La Matanza

For the Ibérico pigs spending their last days on the idyllic dehesa during the montanesa, their time would ultimately come to an end and they would move onto the next phase of their being – the transition of their special […]

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Bodega 1900 – Beguiling In Barcelona

It’s tiny and it’s mostly (but not totally) classic. Bodega 1900 is the most recent opening in Albert Adria’s growing empire of restaurants located around the Avinguda del Paral-lel between the Ciutat Vella and Montjuich. Situated within blocks of Tickets/41º, […]

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Sunday Photo – Pouring Wine at El Colmado

First things first, my son, L.J. Sconzo, works at El Colmado as well as Tertulia, the NYC Spanish restaurants helmed by Chef Seamus Mullen. I had lunch at the recently opened El Colmado in the brand new Gotham West Market on […]

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Eat the City – Book Review

I must admit that when I first jumped into Eat the City: A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York, I was less excited than I should […]

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Dining at Mikla

It has been some time since I dined at Mikla, chef Mehmet Gurs’ penthouse restaurant in Istanbul, but the flavors from the night are still fresh in my mind. The meal was a fitting end to a spectacular foray […]

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Ferrari Challenge at Watkins Glen

Yesterday, my son, L.J. and I drove across N.Y. State to meet up with my friends, Scott and Tanya Boswell, who were participating in the Watkins Glen Ferrari Challenge along with their friends from Ferrari of Tampa Bay and other […]

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Turkish Pistachios

My son, L.J., just returned from  an extended trip studying Geography at Charles University in Prague.  During his nearly three months there he seized the opportunity to travel and explore as much as he could. One of the […]

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Blog Finds: Czech Us Out & Spring in Prague

I have been following Czech Us Out and Spring in Prague since their inceptions earlier this spring. Both blogs are team written. Each one has two young female Dartmouth College students as their principle authors and photographers and each is […]

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