Tag 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 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 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 – December 13th-19th

The past week was one of outstanding dining for me. Anytime I visit New York City, I dine very well. That was certainly the case for this last visit. The food at The Four Seasons, Eleven Madison Park, [...]

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Taste of the Week – December 6th-12th

My friend Joe Bavuso never fails to amaze me with his cooking skills, whether he is making something simple or complex. I stayed with him and his family for part of the week and had the opportunity to enjoy [...]

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Taste of the Week – November 29th – December 5th

If there was ever a place that looked like a tourist trap, it was the Cameron Trading Post in Cameron, Arizona, a dusty small town located near the eastern entrance to The Grand Canyon National Park. To even [...]

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Taste of the Week – November 15th-21st

For a number of reasons, I have been on a pumpkin kick of late. While there appears to be a national shortage of canned pumpkin, fortunately there has been no shortage of quality heirloom pumpkins in my neighborhood.Thanks [...]

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Taste of the Week – October 25th-31st

Roasted Pumpkin

In a technique I learned from Alex & Aki of Ideas in Food, this week I roasted two heirloom pumpkins from Sheldon Farms and used the pulp in a variety of dishes and I am not done yet. One [...]

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Taste of the Week – September 6th – 12th

The Seafood Fra Diavolo ($19) I had on Wednesday at Chef Adriano Dimario’s Cafe Lazio in Queensbury, N.Y. was simply sensational, packed with littleneck clams from Maine, mussels from Prince Edward Island, calamari and shrimp from the Gulf.
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Taste of the Week -August 16-23

When I am hanging around my friend Joe Bavuso, as my family and I did for the better part of the past week, I am sure to eat very, very well. He is simply the finest non-professional cook that I know. Now, my other non-professional cook friends should not take this as a slight. It is not. I have quite a few friends, who can cook really well and whose food I enjoy tremendously, but Joe is just that good.
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