Category Archives: food

Fields of Interest

The variety of subjects I pick to write about reflects my wide interests. Here are links to just the past month’s articles . . . Continue reading

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The wine of summer – Txakoli

When it comes to wine, Spain offers the best value, at least according to sommelier Kelly Coughlin, GM and Beverage Director at Smyth and The Loyalist, two new Chicago eateries, in a June interview on Eater. She said “Whether you’re … Continue reading

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.)

Port excursions are certainly time better spent than wandering aimlessly around the harbor for the afternoon. Continue reading

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No more orange zest

I used to cook a lot with orange zest, it’s a great way to pop that orange flavor in everything from sauces to dessert toppings. Lately, though, I’ve been peeling my oranges and toasting the skin on my wood-fired kitchen … Continue reading

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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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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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