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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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The Foods of Extremadura, Spain

This was my first time climbing up the orchard’s terraced slopes to pick the ripest of Spain’s famous cherry crop. I can reach all the dwarf trees’ branches – especially those hanging low with the weight of luscious red fruit. … Continue reading

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Still Star-Crossed in Trujillo, Spain

Filming medieval period-pieces is easier when Spain’s cities are so well preserved. ABC’s Still Star-crossed was filmed in Trujillo, Extremadura, Spain. Continue reading

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Vinegar Braised Chicken

I just couldn’t leave well-enough alone – I had to substitute 6 of the 14 ingredients and it still came out great! Continue reading

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Arzak – Back of the House

I spent an unprecedented amount of time touring Arzak, the 3 Michelin Star Basque Restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain, Veuve Clicquot calls one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and interviewing Elena Arzak, which they call the 2012 World’s Best Female Chef, before I wrote an 1800 word article about it. This is the part that was edited out. Continue reading

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Summer Hiking in Minnewaska State Park Preserve

The Shawangunk Ridge runs roughly north and south from Stone Ridge to Ellenville on the west side of the Hudson River. It is most dramatically viewed from New Paltz, looking to the west at the tall rock cliffs rising up … Continue reading

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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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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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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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