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Fragrant Harbor Tasty

Our trip to Hong Kong was my first time visiting East Asia. (Awesome!) Furthermore, as I was traveling with a Hong Kong expert in tow, I was beside myself with excitement as the day of arrival neared.   Our jumping off … Continue reading

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Indian Food, Glorious Food!

Traveling through southern India was easily the most stimulating part of our trip.  All the images of India that might come to mind greet you the moment you step out of the airport.  Intense heat, heavy air pollution, deafening traffic … Continue reading

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Best of Both Worlds Part II: Belgian Beer Yes!, Belgian Cheese…um…no thanks!

After a horrendous day trying to get from the south of France to Brussels with the entire French rail system threatening to strike, I gladly excepted when my friend Katharina offered me a beer upon our arrival.  The first beer … Continue reading

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Belgian Beer & French Cheese-The best of both worlds, part 1

As anyone who knows me will attest, my favorite food next to cheese is beer.  Or preferably these two marvels of fermentation served together.  Unfortunately (or perhaps from a health standpoint fortunately!) I am not of the Homer Simpson camp … Continue reading

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Bouillabaisse or Bust!

On a time sensitive trip to Provence or like us, tend to move faster than the average bear? Here are our agenda for one day in the colorful, laid-back city of Marseille: 1. Admire the view and get your bearings … Continue reading

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The quest for Formaggi Fantastico – Italian Cheeses from Tuscany to Piedmont

While most tourists search out noble castles and museums crammed full of art on their trips to Italy, for me its all about the cheese.   Okay, maybe some fruit and vegetables occasionally, but only because one cannot live on cheese … Continue reading

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Trend Testing – Squash Blossoms, He said

Why buy Squash blossoms?  To me, they are the perfect example of a vegetable which is only available during a narrow window of time during the year.  “Seasonality” is a term thrown around a lot these days, but for certain … Continue reading

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A Beer Dinner with a Rock and Roll Friend

One of our first pairing dinners in Manhattan was to congratulate a friend who recently left an illustrious career in a rock n’ roll gypsy music band to pursue even more exciting trajectories.  Here’s the menu: Mussels steamed with Sierra … Continue reading

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