my new toy…

My very own OXO Mandoline Isn’t she a beaut? Thanks to Mr. Williams of Sonoma, California (actually he should be thanking me for spending too much money on his enterprise), I am now the proud owner of my very own OXO mandoline. I’ll be able to slice, julienne, waffle cut, and crinkle cut to my […]

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my new toy…

My very own OXO Mandoline Isn’t she a beaut? Thanks to Mr. Williams of Sonoma, California (actually he should be thanking me for spending too much money on his enterprise), I am now the proud owner of my very own OXO mandoline. I’ll be able to slice, julienne, waffle cut, and crinkle cut to my […]

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love ’em, hate ’em, or join ’em?….

Courtesy of davecooks.net So there’s this new trend of “celebrity chefs” that has been taking America by storm for the past decade. The spotlight and stakes are only getting more intense as the years, months, heck, even days pass…. Vulnerability/Insecurity revealed: Sadly, the Ulterior Epicure is a tad envious of these folks – especially the […]

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love ’em, hate ’em, or join ’em?….

Courtesy of davecooks.net So there’s this new trend of “celebrity chefs” that has been taking America by storm for the past decade. The spotlight and stakes are only getting more intense as the years, months, heck, even days pass…. Vulnerability/Insecurity revealed: Sadly, the Ulterior Epicure is a tad envious of these folks – especially the […]

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smell the food…

If you read my review of the Capitol Grill and were interested by Chef Brock’s “aromatherapeutic” creations, read this.

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smell the food…

If you read my review of the Capitol Grill and were interested by Chef Brock’s “aromatherapeutic” creations, read this.

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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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the silence has been broken…

This morning, NY Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni delivered four stars to Le Bernardin and its star chef, Eric Ripert. This comes as one of the most anticipated reviews as the restaurant has mysteriously escaped review for more than a decade (last time was in 1995, a year after owner Gilbert LeCoze’s death) prompting many […]

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the silence has been broken…

This morning, NY Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni delivered four stars to Le Bernardin and its star chef, Eric Ripert. This comes as one of the most anticipated reviews as the restaurant has mysteriously escaped review for more than a decade (last time was in 1995, a year after owner Gilbert LeCoze’s death) prompting many […]

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walking and chewing gum…

I have never (knock on wood) been caught violating the traffic laws. This is partly due to my better-than-average driving skills; but this story makes me think twice about renting a car in England! “At Least She Was Eating Healthy” A Reuters story this week reported that police in Tyneside, England, called in a spotter […]

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walking and chewing gum…

I have never (knock on wood) been caught violating the traffic laws. This is partly due to my better-than-average driving skills; but this story makes me think twice about renting a car in England! “At Least She Was Eating Healthy” A Reuters story this week reported that police in Tyneside, England, called in a spotter […]

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