travel: grounded… (2020)

– This post is terribly tardy, largely due to a rapid resumption of life after a year arrested by a pandemic. The fair winds of 2019 sent me sailing confidently into 2020. Even before the calendar turned, the new year was already brimming with work and travel. There were new partnerships and exciting prospects shimmering […]

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travel: grounded… (2020)

– This post is terribly tardy, largely due to a rapid resumption of life after a year arrested by a pandemic. The fair winds of 2019 sent me sailing confidently into 2020. Even before the calendar turned, the new year was already brimming with work and travel. There were new partnerships and exciting prospects shimmering […]

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review: where’s the fish?….

Japonais (visited October, 2004) If I had written a letter to the proprietors of Japonais in Chicago the “morning after,” this is what I would have to say: To Whom It May Concern:I had the opportunity of dining with you last night. I had a dinner with two good friends whom I had not seen […]

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review: where’s the fish?….

Japonais (visited October, 2004) If I had written a letter to the proprietors of Japonais in Chicago the “morning after,” this is what I would have to say: To Whom It May Concern:I had the opportunity of dining with you last night. I had a dinner with two good friends whom I had not seen […]

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the great burrito debate…

In some quarters of our country, a huge debate rages. Chipotle or Baja Fresh? While I have to admit that Tex-Mex isn’t my favorite cuisine, it does hold a place very near and dear to my heart. I lived off of burritos for a significant part of my college life. My senior year in college, […]

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the great burrito debate…

In some quarters of our country, a huge debate rages. Chipotle or Baja Fresh? While I have to admit that Tex-Mex isn’t my favorite cuisine, it does hold a place very near and dear to my heart. I lived off of burritos for a significant part of my college life. My senior year in college, […]

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what brings us together…

Food, of course! Food is the one topic that few can resist talking about. This morning, I had to visit my doctor to get some bloodwork done (don’t worry, everything’s fine, just a routine check-up). Apparently, it was a slow morning as I was the only patient in the waiting room – but somehow I […]

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what brings us together…

Food, of course! Food is the one topic that few can resist talking about. This morning, I had to visit my doctor to get some bloodwork done (don’t worry, everything’s fine, just a routine check-up). Apparently, it was a slow morning as I was the only patient in the waiting room – but somehow I […]

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what does ted koppel have to say about us bloggers?…

See tonight’s NightLine on your local ABC news station.

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what does ted koppel have to say about us bloggers?…

See tonight’s NightLine on your local ABC news station.

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anything left to eat?…

So, if any of you have been checking my site lately, you’ll notice that I’ve been mysteriously absent in posting. This is because I have been undertaking a “secret eating” mission (more to come later…). Suffice it to say for now, I embarked on a eating journey that took me half-way around the globe on […]

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anything left to eat?…

So, if any of you have been checking my site lately, you’ll notice that I’ve been mysteriously absent in posting. This is because I have been undertaking a “secret eating” mission (more to come later…). Suffice it to say for now, I embarked on a eating journey that took me half-way around the globe on […]

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the best salad ever…

Well, maybe that´s a slight exaggeration – but here´s what I had for lunch that was absolutely divine: 2 generous handfulls of mixed greens. 1/2 roasted beet, chilled and diced 1/4 cup of shredded carrots 1 generous cup of hearts of palm 1/4 cup of briney olives (any will do, I prefer Greek or Italian […]

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the best salad ever…

Well, maybe that´s a slight exaggeration – but here´s what I had for lunch that was absolutely divine: 2 generous handfulls of mixed greens. 1/2 roasted beet, chilled and diced 1/4 cup of shredded carrots 1 generous cup of hearts of palm 1/4 cup of briney olives (any will do, I prefer Greek or Italian […]

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my yearly date with oscar…

Every year, I have a ritual of watching as many Academy Award nominated films, actors, and directors I can before the award ceremony. If I’m lucky, enough of the best actors and directors overlap with nominated films that seeing the films rounds out the majority, if not all, of the actors/directors. This was largely the […]

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my yearly date with oscar…

Every year, I have a ritual of watching as many Academy Award nominated films, actors, and directors I can before the award ceremony. If I’m lucky, enough of the best actors and directors overlap with nominated films that seeing the films rounds out the majority, if not all, of the actors/directors. This was largely the […]

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lobster-fest…

Although most people love it and would never give it up, few people want to think about the pain that lobsters (or crabs) endure when plunged into a bubbling bath of boiling water. Well, for those of you lobster (eating) lovers out there, maybe your conscious will never be taxed again… According to a new […]

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lobster-fest…

Although most people love it and would never give it up, few people want to think about the pain that lobsters (or crabs) endure when plunged into a bubbling bath of boiling water. Well, for those of you lobster (eating) lovers out there, maybe your conscious will never be taxed again… According to a new […]

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the french eat new york…

Well, it finally happened – the great Guide Michelin to restaurants has come to the U.S. Watch out Mr. Bruni, there’s a bigger man in town! Read Florence Fabricant’s article in the NY Times. I hear Chicago is next on the list… Long awaited Guide Michelin New York

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the french eat new york…

Well, it finally happened – the great Guide Michelin to restaurants has come to the U.S. Watch out Mr. Bruni, there’s a bigger man in town! Read Florence Fabricant’s article in the NY Times. I hear Chicago is next on the list… Long awaited Guide Michelin New York

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birthday wishes…

So, my birthday is coming up in less than a month. To allay my anxieties, I have found pleasant distraction in materialism.Outside of all of the altruistic things that one is supposed to wish for, like world peace, end to world hunger, cure for Cancer, etc… I thought I’d share my top ten wish list […]

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birthday wishes…

So, my birthday is coming up in less than a month. To allay my anxieties, I have found pleasant distraction in materialism.Outside of all of the altruistic things that one is supposed to wish for, like world peace, end to world hunger, cure for Cancer, etc… I thought I’d share my top ten wish list […]

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