Author Archives: richardfrisbie

About richardfrisbie

I'm a professional baker, reader, bookseller, publisher, columnist, photographer, cook, hiker, kayaker, freelance writer, and workaholic who likes to garden

Chasing the Rose – a brief review

Chasing the (fragrant) rose “A rose by any name smells as sweet” – Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, 1594 When Andrea di Robilant wrote “Chasing the Rose: An Adventure in the Venetian Countryside” he was continuing the chronicling of the Mocenigo … Continue reading

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2014 begins with hope

And by  ‘hope’ I mean Hope Farm Press & Bookshop. My 55 yr old publishing company/book store specializing in New York State books has been getting short shrift over the last year while I spent more time cooking and pursuing … Continue reading

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My Examiner article on the ETC Travel Conference The AP style 3rd person account of the travel conference examining the statistics and trends on US travel to Europe into the 2020s. It include photos of the event (including the party … Continue reading

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Rockefeller Center Loft & Garden

That’s me, drinking Prosecco “Z” like there is no tomorrow (there was!) with the spires of St. Patrick’s Cathedral behind me. On May 9, 2013, I attended the first ETC (European Travel Commission) Transatlantic Conference in 3 years. It was … Continue reading

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When is ‘a good day to die’?

I always thought that it is a good day if you can sit up in bed, take a deep breath and put your feet on the floor. But, what type of day is it when the next thing you do … Continue reading

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Saugerties Pro Musica Concert this weekend (1/20/2013)

A letter to our patrons: Greetings allWe trust you all survived the Holidays with only minor cases of the flu (Is everybody SICK?) Anyway, if you feel well enough, this weekend’s concert with the Strawberry Hill Fiddlers promises to be … Continue reading

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Make your own mustard for Holiday gifting

This photo of Moutarde de Richard would not turn to be upright! If you are adventurous and have some experience in the kitchen, and maybe some discerning palates you want to impress, you could try your hand at homemade mustard. … Continue reading

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Classic French Terrine – updated for people who don’t eat pork

How to make a classic French terrine (thank you Julia Child) with ground dark meat turkey, ground chicken and turkey ham, instead of the original veal, pork and beef. It’s simple. Just substitute poultry! Now everyone who eats meat can … Continue reading

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My best sentence, ever.

On an isolated rocky point, ancient inuksuk, or Inuit stone cairns, reflect the delicate balance of mankind’s presence on these shores. from the Travelingboy article: Food For Your Soul on the Flavor Road of Charlevoix

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Chicken Pot Pie in 45 minutes – from scratch!

There is nothing more delicious than comfort food, and no food more comforting than pot pies. The other night I decided I just had to make one – out of leftovers, naturally! I’d roasted a small 4 lb chicken for … Continue reading

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