Category Archives: food

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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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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Etxanobe in Bilbao pops-up in Madrid

I experienced an incredible meal at Etxanobe in Bilbao a few years back (see below) The “cellophane” was a slowly dried emulsion of potato that tasted  (as the chef said) just like KFC! “Another meal in a most remarkable setting … Continue reading

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Layered Soup – more than brodo

I make two or three soups a day at Hudson Valley Desserts in Saugerties, NY. Each is made from scratch, with the chicken or vegetable stock each recipe calls for also made from scratch. They are delicious and very popular … Continue reading

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WILL WORK (luxury travel) FOR FOOD

It occurred to me the other day that is exactly what my job is: travel the globe to first-class destinations featuring the finest cuisine. I stay in the best rooms of four-star hotels, enjoying the spas and other amenities. Then … Continue reading

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Food Trucks in the Historic District?

There was an application to the Saugerties Historic Review Board to place a Taco & Burrito food truck in the district, with picnic tables and rainbow colored umbrellas. There are no Village laws regulating food trucks, so it fell to … Continue reading

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From The Grand Canyon To The Great Wall: Travelers´ Best, Worst And Most Ridiculous Stories From The Road

A NEW collection of travel writing that includes 4 profiles I wrote of regular Frenchmen (and women) making a difference in this world on the 90th anniversary of WW I. From the outlandish and unimaginable to the routine and universal, … Continue reading

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All Bark & No Bite

This Valentine’s Day Say I LOVE YOU With Easy Homemade Chocolate Bark Candy If you can boil water you can make this candy! Chocolate is a traditional Valentine gift and it is easy, too! While the majority of women say … Continue reading

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Culinary Cruises Feature Sustainable Hudson Valley Agriculture

Today Empire Cruise Lines announced expansion of its culinary cruises featuring sustainable Hudson Valley agriculture. After a successful 2011, carrying more than 3500 passengers from 40 states and more than 20 countries, Empire Cruise Lines is deepening its commitment to … Continue reading

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What Have They Done To My Potatoes?

Deep down I’m just a meat and potatoes guy. I know that is hard to fathom after all the complex haute cuisine I’ve raved about, but I’d be just as happy with a baked potato – twice stuffed with cream, … Continue reading

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