photo of the week 37: what my readers are reading…

I need your help. Almost more than eating, I love to read. As a child, I devoured books by the shelves.  Naturally, I waded through a heavy load of classics, supplemented by required reading in school. But I also doted on children’s fantasies and historical novels, political thrillers and mysteries. I fell hard and fast […]

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photo of the week 37: what my readers are reading…

I need your help. Almost more than eating, I love to read. As a child, I devoured books by the shelves.  Naturally, I waded through a heavy load of classics, supplemented by required reading in school. But I also doted on children’s fantasies and historical novels, political thrillers and mysteries. I fell hard and fast […]

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recipe: edible christmas memory…

Baba au Rhum A year ago today, I shot across France, from Paris to Lyon, on a bullet train with my friend Houston.  Destination: Paul Bocuse, the legendary (and longest-standing) three Michelin-starred restaurant. Our Santa Claus was Monsieur Bocuse.  Though not quite jolly, he was be-toqued, pear-shaped, rosy-cheeked, and bore lots of delicious goodies for […]

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recipe: edible christmas memory…

Baba au Rhum A year ago today, I shot across France, from Paris to Lyon, on a bullet train with my friend Houston.  Destination: Paul Bocuse, the legendary (and longest-standing) three Michelin-starred restaurant. Our Santa Claus was Monsieur Bocuse.  Though not quite jolly, he was be-toqued, pear-shaped, rosy-cheeked, and bore lots of delicious goodies for […]

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yippy skippy…

alinea Cookbook By Grant Achatz I’ve been a busy boy. In the recent months, I’ve been traveling quite a bit (and the end does not seem near), which has flung me far from the kitchen.  I miss it. Though I haven’t had time to cook, don’t think I’ve stopped reading recipes. No, I haven’t quite […]

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yippy skippy…

alinea Cookbook By Grant Achatz I’ve been a busy boy. In the recent months, I’ve been traveling quite a bit (and the end does not seem near), which has flung me far from the kitchen.  I miss it. Though I haven’t had time to cook, don’t think I’ve stopped reading recipes. No, I haven’t quite […]

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disaster…

Michelin Guide Rouge Main Cities of Europe Did you know that the word “disaster” derives from the Latin dis (apart, away from) + astrum (star)? I present to you, fragments of a dialogue, in two parts. It’s entitled: “Disaster” Part I Time: Shortly after a dinner at dévi. Setting: Online food forum (if you rummage […]

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disaster…

Michelin Guide Rouge Main Cities of Europe Did you know that the word “disaster” derives from the Latin dis (apart, away from) + astrum (star)? I present to you, fragments of a dialogue, in two parts. It’s entitled: “Disaster” Part I Time: Shortly after a dinner at dévi. Setting: Online food forum (if you rummage […]

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a few of my favorite things…

… Julie Andrews sings hers, Oprah broadcasts hers, so I figure I get to blog about a few of my favorite things. I recently considered getting therapy when I realized that I had made friends with my FedEx delivery buddy. u.e. got online order-happy and had purchased nearly thirtyfood-related books, mostly cookbooks, in the course […]

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a few of my favorite things…

… Julie Andrews sings hers, Oprah broadcasts hers, so I figure I get to blog about a few of my favorite things. I recently considered getting therapy when I realized that I had made friends with my FedEx delivery buddy. u.e. got online order-happy and had purchased nearly thirtyfood-related books, mostly cookbooks, in the course […]

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birthday steel cut…

Birthday Steel Cut Oatmeal Originally uploaded by ulterior epicure. I woke up at the butt-crack this morning to the faithful patter of ice-snow against my window. I say “faithful” because every year for the past 29 years of my life, it has snowed on my birthday wherever I am – including the year I lived in Los […]

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birthday steel cut…

Birthday Steel Cut Oatmeal Originally uploaded by ulterior epicure. I woke up at the butt-crack this morning to the faithful patter of ice-snow against my window. I say “faithful” because every year for the past 29 years of my life, it has snowed on my birthday wherever I am – including the year I lived in Los […]

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the other black truffle…

Life has been mean lately… but I’ve found ways to soften it just a bit.  This week, I received a pound of black truffles.  Not the ganache-filled chocolate kind – I’m talking about the fungus (why does this word seem offensive even when it’s something wonderful?). Black truffle on arborio rice I’ll never forget my […]

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the other black truffle…

Life has been mean lately… but I’ve found ways to soften it just a bit.  This week, I received a pound of black truffles.  Not the ganache-filled chocolate kind – I’m talking about the fungus (why does this word seem offensive even when it’s something wonderful?). Black truffle on arborio rice I’ll never forget my […]

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the essence of chocolate…

Essence of Chocolate Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. The editors at Hyperion Books sent me three cookbooks and asked me if I might blog about them.  The cookbook that grabbed my attention immediately was The Essence of Chocolate by the founders of Scharffen Berger Cocolates, Robert Steinberg, a physician, and John Scharffenberger, an award-winning vintner. The book isn’t simply […]

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the essence of chocolate…

Essence of Chocolate Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. The editors at Hyperion Books sent me three cookbooks and asked me if I might blog about them.  The cookbook that grabbed my attention immediately was The Essence of Chocolate by the founders of Scharffen Berger Cocolates, Robert Steinberg, a physician, and John Scharffenberger, an award-winning vintner. The book isn’t simply […]

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i want…

I’ve been waiting, and now that it’s here, I want!! I want! I want! I want! … sigh…

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i want…

I’ve been waiting, and now that it’s here, I want!! I want! I want! I want! … sigh…

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