favorites of 2019: the restaurant edition…

A tangle of claws cascading from scalloped rims brimming with ice and seafood. A shoulder of goat with crispy skin and tender meat melting off the bone. Glistening turbot, straight off the coals, and trolleys laden with all manner of goodies, from sweets to cheeses. These are just a few of the incredible scenes I […]

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favorites of 2019: the restaurant edition…

A tangle of claws cascading from scalloped rims brimming with ice and seafood. A shoulder of goat with crispy skin and tender meat melting off the bone. Glistening turbot, straight off the coals, and trolleys laden with all manner of goodies, from sweets to cheeses. These are just a few of the incredible scenes I […]

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the five people you [eat with] in [food] heaven…

Mitch Albom has a new book out entitled the five people you meet in heaven. After reading his first best-seller, tuesdays with Morrie, I vowed never to return to his sappy writing again (perhaps an overreaction). So, I have no idea who Albom suggests one will meet in heaven… but, as I walked through the […]

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the five people you [eat with] in [food] heaven…

Mitch Albom has a new book out entitled the five people you meet in heaven. After reading his first best-seller, tuesdays with Morrie, I vowed never to return to his sappy writing again (perhaps an overreaction). So, I have no idea who Albom suggests one will meet in heaven… but, as I walked through the […]

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candy trivia…

Here’s some worthy trivia for you: 1). PEZ candies (you know, the little head dispensers with the noxious sugary blocks of candy inside) has only made two dispensers based on non-fictional characters. Which two? 2) Which PEZ head dispenser is the most popular (by sale)? Stay tuned for the answer….

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candy trivia…

Here’s some worthy trivia for you: 1). PEZ candies (you know, the little head dispensers with the noxious sugary blocks of candy inside) has only made two dispensers based on non-fictional characters. Which two? 2) Which PEZ head dispenser is the most popular (by sale)? Stay tuned for the answer….

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maybe there’s a reason they forgot the cream and sugar…

How many of you have ever waited tables in a restaurant?I have, and let me tell you, it’s a pretty humbling, but very rewarding job. However, unlike many who wait/serve as a means of last resort, I chose to wait tables for the experience – an exercise of “self-betterment.” I don’t say this to garner […]

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maybe there’s a reason they forgot the cream and sugar…

How many of you have ever waited tables in a restaurant?I have, and let me tell you, it’s a pretty humbling, but very rewarding job. However, unlike many who wait/serve as a means of last resort, I chose to wait tables for the experience – an exercise of “self-betterment.” I don’t say this to garner […]

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what i ate last night…

I had a wonderful evening eating with friends last night.  I cooked. Following is what I made: First Course Mache and Baby Spinach Salad with Asian pear, candied walnuts, grape tomatoes, roasted beets, and Roquefort Balsamic vinaigrette, balsamic vinegar reductionSecond Course Tuna “Nicoise” Grilled tuna steak with Provencal olives, capers, tomatoes, shallots, garlic Italian parsley […]

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what i ate last night…

I had a wonderful evening eating with friends last night.  I cooked. Following is what I made: First Course Mache and Baby Spinach Salad with Asian pear, candied walnuts, grape tomatoes, roasted beets, and Roquefort Balsamic vinaigrette, balsamic vinegar reductionSecond Course Tuna “Nicoise” Grilled tuna steak with Provencal olives, capers, tomatoes, shallots, garlic Italian parsley […]

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review: my stomach says “mahalo”…

Alan Wong’s (visited November, 2003) Ring, ring… Ring, ring… Calm and collected, “Aloha, Alan Wong’s, how may I help you?” Very agitated and nervous, “Yes, I have a reservation for one this evening under the name *.” I just arrived at the airport and unfortunately they have lost my luggage… what is your dress code? […]

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review: my stomach says “mahalo”…

Alan Wong’s (visited November, 2003) Ring, ring… Ring, ring… Calm and collected, “Aloha, Alan Wong’s, how may I help you?” Very agitated and nervous, “Yes, I have a reservation for one this evening under the name *.” I just arrived at the airport and unfortunately they have lost my luggage… what is your dress code? […]

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housekeeping and other random things…

1). I just took the nerd test that I saw on Mark Ashton’s blog. According to the people as Wx Plotter, I am a lot less nerdy than I thought… although I have to say that “nerdiness” was qualified, rather skewed, in terms of science… click below to get assessed: 2). Update on my post […]

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housekeeping and other random things…

1). I just took the nerd test that I saw on Mark Ashton’s blog. According to the people as Wx Plotter, I am a lot less nerdy than I thought… although I have to say that “nerdiness” was qualified, rather skewed, in terms of science… click below to get assessed: 2). Update on my post […]

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the “mull”…

See Bertrand Russell for an interesting dissection of word usage… referring to Will Baude’s use of the word “mull” in conjunction with time: as in “to mull time…” I commented: “sure, i think one can “mull” time -in fact i find the usage lovely… especially with within the ‘(con)text’ of mr. baude’s temporary misadventure… can’t […]

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the “mull”…

See Bertrand Russell for an interesting dissection of word usage… referring to Will Baude’s use of the word “mull” in conjunction with time: as in “to mull time…” I commented: “sure, i think one can “mull” time -in fact i find the usage lovely… especially with within the ‘(con)text’ of mr. baude’s temporary misadventure… can’t […]

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chocoholic…

I’ve only met three people in my life who don’t like chocolate. I don’t understand. I really, really, really don’t understand… I see them as tragically flawed creatures. Are they real? What must it be like? Terribly miserable state, I’m sure. I’m convinced that if these people really gave chocolate a chance, they’d change their […]

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chocoholic…

I’ve only met three people in my life who don’t like chocolate. I don’t understand. I really, really, really don’t understand… I see them as tragically flawed creatures. Are they real? What must it be like? Terribly miserable state, I’m sure. I’m convinced that if these people really gave chocolate a chance, they’d change their […]

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a sad, sad, day…

Two news items has made me very distraught: 1). The stage has lost one of its best friends: Arthur Miller, playwright of Death of a Salesman passed away. 2). The British throne has seen some scandals and many anni horribili in its day… but this one is an all-time low… Prince Charles has announced his […]

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a sad, sad, day…

Two news items has made me very distraught: 1). The stage has lost one of its best friends: Arthur Miller, playwright of Death of a Salesman passed away. 2). The British throne has seen some scandals and many anni horribili in its day… but this one is an all-time low… Prince Charles has announced his […]

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roughage and cereal…

You know, fiber. Everybody needs it and few are getting enough of it according to nutritionists around the world. In this New York Times article, Marian Burros reports on the exciting addition of whole grains to General Mills’s breakfast cereals. Wow. Should I be impressed? Whole wheat, and more importantly, fiber, is apparently in short […]

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roughage and cereal…

You know, fiber. Everybody needs it and few are getting enough of it according to nutritionists around the world. In this New York Times article, Marian Burros reports on the exciting addition of whole grains to General Mills’s breakfast cereals. Wow. Should I be impressed? Whole wheat, and more importantly, fiber, is apparently in short […]

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