Tag Archives: New York City

Sunday Photos – NYC – Old and New Icons

At least since the building of the Empire State Building, New York has been a city known for its soaring skyline and its lofty architecture. That was enhanced by the Twin Towers of The World Trade Center up until that [...]

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A Mother’s Celebration at Cafe Boulud

It wasn’t yet Mothers Day or my wife’s birthday. Those would both be the following day. It was, however, the day to celebrate both as well as two bon voyages. We drove down to New York City to take our [...]

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A Little Love For Le Cirque

It had been quite a while since I had last been to Le Cirque, one of the legendary restaurants of NYC culinary history. I was there a few years ago for a party during the StarChefs ICC, but the last [...]

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To Like Or Not To Like

Instead of posting an image today – I have nothing worthy or appropriate given the calamities of the past week – I am writing about images from others and my feelings towards them.
My family and our region were lucky this [...]

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Sunday Photo – Chinatown (NY) Fish Market

Before I had traveled anywhere outside of the United States, I became fascinated by food markets just walking along Canal Street and side streets like Mulberry, Mott and others in New York City’s Chinatown. They had then and still have [...]

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Tapping into Your Staff’s Collective Creativity – Michael Laiskonis

Pastry Chef Michael Laiskonis is an industry icon—a leader, innovator, and mentor who has inspired generations of cooks both in the kitchen, as well as through his thoughtful prose and active participation in the world’s culinary dialogue. After eight years [...]

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Shang – Susur Lee Comes to NYC

 
I first became aware of Susur Lee and his cooking earlier in this decade from an article in, I believe, Gourmet magazine. The article featured Lee and his then new restaurant in Toronto called, fittingly, "Susur." It described his background [...]

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