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A Bespoke Tour of Segovia

my article from Ensemble Winter 2020 Vacations Magazine . . . I travel to visit friends, to explore history and culture, and to taste the local cuisine. My recent visit to the city of Segovia, in Castilla y León, Spain, … Continue reading

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Torta Elaborata

When I first saw a picture of this elegant pastry I knew I had to make it. It is a starburst of flavorful beauty that elevates any party! The problem is, after one attempt I realized that I didn’t like … Continue reading

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Alumbrados Navideños or El Alumbrado Christmas in Medellín, Colombia

Medellín is a warm friendly city, really a bustling business center, and the Colombian people are gracious hosts. It is a city of eternal spring with moderate temperatures year-round. But for five weeks every year Medellín is the center of … Continue reading

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World Paella Day Is September 20th

Chef Rafael Vidal from behind the line What better way to celebrate World Paella Day than to taste the original paella from Valencia, Spain, cooked by the world famous paella chef Rafael Vidal? Let me back up a bit. I … Continue reading

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Saugerties Pro Musica 4-Hand Piano Concert Sunday 4/28 @ 3 p.m.

Saugerties Pro Musica welcomes back pianist Yalin Chi, who is joined on our stage by Steven Bech on his first visit, for a very unusual four-hand piano concert  on April 28, 2019 – Sunday  – at 3 p.m. They will … Continue reading

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Shout Out Saugerties is hosting a Food & Art Walkabout

Join international culinary travel writer and chef Richard Frisbie, on Oct 20th, 2018, for a tour of the best eats in his home town of Saugerties. Continue reading

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“It smells like death in here.”

That’s the first thing I said when I entered Niagara Parks’ Floral Showhouse,  a pyramidal tropical greenhouse and formal gardens just a hop, skip and jump from Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Park, Canada. Not the best greeting, I know, but … Continue reading

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Unpublished Culinary Travel Articles Looking for Placement

Editors please take note: I have five finished culinary and/or travel articles unsold. They range from a street festival near Barcelona, to a rare Mediterranean Island liquor; from the sites and museums of Curacao, to the unique food there: and … Continue reading

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Ludwig Piano/Cello Duo at Saugerties Pro Musica Sunday 11/19 @3 p.m.

Each November the Bard College Conservatory of Music sends Saugerties Pro Musica some of their most talented musicians to perform. This year, the Ludwig Duo, made up of Pianist Erica Allen and Cellist Chang Pan, will be our featured performers. … Continue reading

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Speech – A Catskills Cantico

Alf’s benchmark regional history and a collection of essays Last Saturday evening I spoke at an event – 100 Years of Art in Woodstock – about the life of Alf Evers. This is a transcript of my speech: Good evening. … Continue reading

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