travel: alors…

Veritas New York Alors. It’s been three months since I’ve returned from my little European excursion and I’m still working off the sins of my gluttony. I have yet to finish my posts about my Parisian dining, not to mention my Christmas day excursion to visit Paul Bocuse in Lyon. In the interim, I’ve turned […]

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travel: alors…

Veritas New York Alors. It’s been three months since I’ve returned from my little European excursion and I’m still working off the sins of my gluttony. I have yet to finish my posts about my Parisian dining, not to mention my Christmas day excursion to visit Paul Bocuse in Lyon. In the interim, I’ve turned […]

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travel: crossing back over the puddle…

Lyon on Christmas Night I’ve been playing hooky. Jumping the Puddle, I recently struck out on my ugliest streak of gluttony to date. In fourteen days I pocketed 30 Michelin stars, cleared well over a hundred plates of food, consumed enough cheese to keep half of France employed, and sampled so many macarons that the […]

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travel: crossing back over the puddle…

Lyon on Christmas Night I’ve been playing hooky. Jumping the Puddle, I recently struck out on my ugliest streak of gluttony to date. In fourteen days I pocketed 30 Michelin stars, cleared well over a hundred plates of food, consumed enough cheese to keep half of France employed, and sampled so many macarons that the […]

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wrinkles of spring…

Glories of Spring: Morels Despite a gossamer gloss of frost in the low-lying areas of my neighborhood this morning, an honest sign of Spring reassuringly appeared at my local farmer’s market today: MORELS!! Like ramps and truffles, morels are one of those highly sought-after treasures of a narrow-banded growing season that, despite their oft-inflated cost, […]

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wrinkles of spring…

Glories of Spring: Morels Despite a gossamer gloss of frost in the low-lying areas of my neighborhood this morning, an honest sign of Spring reassuringly appeared at my local farmer’s market today: MORELS!! Like ramps and truffles, morels are one of those highly sought-after treasures of a narrow-banded growing season that, despite their oft-inflated cost, […]

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review: a reunion at life…

Amuse Bouche: Brandade and Local Tomato Jam You know the gnocchi are good when the woman sitting next to you turns to her husband and says to him, “These gnocchi are nothing like yours! These are actually very good!!” And, all this time, she thought she hated gnocchi. To kick off my birthday weekend in […]

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review: a reunion at life…

Amuse Bouche: Brandade and Local Tomato Jam You know the gnocchi are good when the woman sitting next to you turns to her husband and says to him, “These gnocchi are nothing like yours! These are actually very good!!” And, all this time, she thought she hated gnocchi. To kick off my birthday weekend in […]

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review: hot diggity doug’s…

My friends and I were expecting a large meal at Avenues later that evening, so among the three of us (one being pregnant), we tried to be responsible and ordered 5 dogs (yet we still managed to hit a tacqueria on our way back) (You can see pictures of and read more about my lunch […]

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review: hot diggity doug’s…

My friends and I were expecting a large meal at Avenues later that evening, so among the three of us (one being pregnant), we tried to be responsible and ordered 5 dogs (yet we still managed to hit a tacqueria on our way back) (You can see pictures of and read more about my lunch […]

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review: eating off the marble pass…

Do you remember that television show “Thirtysomething?” I was like ten years-old when it was in syndication, and I thought it was about old people. Now, I’m one of them. Recently, I crossed that border from being young and irresponsible, to being older and irresponsible: I turned 30. In anticipation of this momentous occasion, I […]

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review: eating off the marble pass…

Do you remember that television show “Thirtysomething?” I was like ten years-old when it was in syndication, and I thought it was about old people. Now, I’m one of them. Recently, I crossed that border from being young and irresponsible, to being older and irresponsible: I turned 30. In anticipation of this momentous occasion, I […]

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uh oh…

It’s been a few weeks and I’ve completely fallen off the blogging wagon, yet again. Not a good way to start off the new year. Here’s my attempt to get back with the program. Thanks for being patient. I have lots of things to write about. First, it’s Super Tuesday: If you live in Alabama, Alaska, […]

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uh oh…

It’s been a few weeks and I’ve completely fallen off the blogging wagon, yet again. Not a good way to start off the new year. Here’s my attempt to get back with the program. Thanks for being patient. I have lots of things to write about. First, it’s Super Tuesday: If you live in Alabama, Alaska, […]

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best dishes of 2007…

2007 saw a noticeable change in food trends. Our nation’s culinary drivers began to consciously steer us away from fine dining and toward casual fare. This de-emphasis on luxury in favor of the humble meant that caviar and foie gras became out-paced by brussels sprouts and short ribs; the fascination and wonder with molecular gastronomy […]

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best dishes of 2007…

2007 saw a noticeable change in food trends. Our nation’s culinary drivers began to consciously steer us away from fine dining and toward casual fare. This de-emphasis on luxury in favor of the humble meant that caviar and foie gras became out-paced by brussels sprouts and short ribs; the fascination and wonder with molecular gastronomy […]

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the chocolate lady…

There’s a spunky lady over at Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, where I spent a few years digging a hole in my wallet getting a higher degree. She is the famous fine-foods purveyor’s resident “Chocolate Lady.” To most, she’s known as “Duff.”  Despite her easy-going personality, Duff is an intense chocolate taster.  Her job requires it. She nibbles her away […]

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the chocolate lady…

There’s a spunky lady over at Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, where I spent a few years digging a hole in my wallet getting a higher degree. She is the famous fine-foods purveyor’s resident “Chocolate Lady.” To most, she’s known as “Duff.”  Despite her easy-going personality, Duff is an intense chocolate taster.  Her job requires it. She nibbles her away […]

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eating on the cheap…

Butter Lettuce Salad at bluestem I eat out a lot.  More often than not, I’m eating multi-coursed meals in higher end establishments.  When I’m not eating out, I’m usually recipe testing or cooking something up (inevitably, in batches too large for one) at home. A by-product of eating “fancy” so frequently is an indelible craving for the casual, the sloppy, […]

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eating on the cheap…

Butter Lettuce Salad at bluestem I eat out a lot.  More often than not, I’m eating multi-coursed meals in higher end establishments.  When I’m not eating out, I’m usually recipe testing or cooking something up (inevitably, in batches too large for one) at home. A by-product of eating “fancy” so frequently is an indelible craving for the casual, the sloppy, […]

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