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

A Note on Diversity – Exploring My Roots

(From my Jan, 6th, 2003 newspaper column) With so many black people killed and black churches burning or burned down it is time to revisit this call to embrace our diversity. I receive a lot of strange things in the … Continue reading

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Embracing my spirituality on the Route of Santa Teresa de Jesus

Many years ago I followed a route through Spain of the Camino de Santiago, the road to Santiago, or Saint James Way – the path of pilgrims that leads from all over Europe to Santiago de Compostella and the Cathedral … Continue reading

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Gazpacho – Spain’s cool summer soup

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On a recent tour through the Castilla y Leon region of Spain observing the 500th anniversary of Santa (Saint) Teresa’s birth, I consumed a few gallons of the local specialty, gazpacho. This classic summertime cold soup…

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Gazpacho – Spain’s cool summer soup

My recipe for the gazpacho I was served last week in Castilla y Leon, Spain Continue reading

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My work as a culinary travel writer

My work as a culinary travel writer, often freelance, takes me many places around the globe, and not so many around the US. This week I’ll be in Spain, just west of Madrid, covering the wines and regional specialties of … Continue reading

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Garlic Oil and other Garlic Tips

GARLIC TIPS Burned garlic has an acrid flavor that permeates an entire dish of food. Whole pieces of garlic which have been mashed to release the flavor or thickly sliced garlic may be used in sauteing and will brown or … Continue reading

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Where Saugerties’ Junior & Senior High Schools rank in NYS

Niche.com ranked public high schools across the country using a detailed set of methods to rank 14,431 schools nationwide. To do so it collected 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. Saugerties Senior High School received a C+ grade … Continue reading

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Sharing Secret Family Recipes Among Spanish Friends

On an evening of barhopping during a culinary tour of Galicia’s Santiago de Compostella, a friend and I ended up at O Celme do Caracol, a restaurant (with a good name) that caters primarily to the locals. The owner, German … Continue reading

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Wrap it up! Easy lunch recipe with Mr. Singh’s Pesto

I love the idea of using wraps to hold a collection of leftovers to turn little bits of food into a delicious feast. You know what I mean – that last wedge of uncooked cabbage that wouldn’t fit into the … Continue reading

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Getting beyond the Trail vs Train Controversy – Considering the Big Picture

There is a fight going on in Ulster County, NY, with the county planning to rip up the tracks and build a rail trail while their tenant, a tourist railroad, has a lease and operates seasonal theme rides that generate … Continue reading

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