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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review: what to do in michigan…

A comment was left on one of my previous posts… and it went something like this: “Anonymous said… if you’re a Michigan student, what do you do for food?” Well, if I indeed am a Michigan student, I would beg, because unless you like beer or pizza, there’s not much quality eats in the Ann […]

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review: what to do in michigan…

A comment was left on one of my previous posts… and it went something like this: “Anonymous said… if you’re a Michigan student, what do you do for food?” Well, if I indeed am a Michigan student, I would beg, because unless you like beer or pizza, there’s not much quality eats in the Ann […]

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more “universal foods”…

Continuing with the food discussion that Heidi Bond started on her blog, Letters of Marque, about “universal” foods, I have thought of three more items to add to the list: 1). ginger 2). rice 3). chile peppers (for those who like heat) – of course moderation (or not) is key…

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more “universal foods”…

Continuing with the food discussion that Heidi Bond started on her blog, Letters of Marque, about “universal” foods, I have thought of three more items to add to the list: 1). ginger 2). rice 3). chile peppers (for those who like heat) – of course moderation (or not) is key…

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take the great challenge…

My friend over at the Letters of Marque has just sparked an entertaining food discussion… She writes: “The Ulterior Epicure has a lovely post up about food and food experimentation. This fits with what I’ve been thinking recently. There are some perfect foods. Oh, not perfect as in “every instance is perfect” and not perfect […]

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take the great challenge…

My friend over at the Letters of Marque has just sparked an entertaining food discussion… She writes: “The Ulterior Epicure has a lovely post up about food and food experimentation. This fits with what I’ve been thinking recently. There are some perfect foods. Oh, not perfect as in “every instance is perfect” and not perfect […]

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epoisses…

Oh, i could sing it’s praises. Yesterday, I went to a local specialty food vendor and was delighted to see some genuine Pouligny and Epoisses cheeses in the case. Both were fine specimens and a point (of age). Since Epoisses is supposed to be a fresh milk cheese (ie. made from non-pasteurized milk) that is […]

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epoisses…

Oh, i could sing it’s praises. Yesterday, I went to a local specialty food vendor and was delighted to see some genuine Pouligny and Epoisses cheeses in the case. Both were fine specimens and a point (of age). Since Epoisses is supposed to be a fresh milk cheese (ie. made from non-pasteurized milk) that is […]

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do play with your food… part ii

… Continuing my previous dialogue about playing with one’s food… For me, I think it all boils down to one essential thing: there’s a lot to be said for natural texture. I don’t know about you – but there’s a reason why stale starches are often likened to cardboard, why bad apples are called “mealy” […]

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do play with your food… part ii

… Continuing my previous dialogue about playing with one’s food… For me, I think it all boils down to one essential thing: there’s a lot to be said for natural texture. I don’t know about you – but there’s a reason why stale starches are often likened to cardboard, why bad apples are called “mealy” […]

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do play with your food…

Okay… so I’m a fan of playing with your food – at least have fun with it. Eating, in my opinion, is not supposed to be a regimented exercise. It’s supposed to fulfill something more than just hunger… it should be an adventure. But, I’m not sure how I feel about the sensationalist “high tech” […]

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do play with your food…

Okay… so I’m a fan of playing with your food – at least have fun with it. Eating, in my opinion, is not supposed to be a regimented exercise. It’s supposed to fulfill something more than just hunger… it should be an adventure. But, I’m not sure how I feel about the sensationalist “high tech” […]

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the shooting star heard around the foodie world…

Whoever coined the phrase, “the pen is mightier than the sword,” must have been a food critic, or a chef. Although the papers have not yet gone to press, the almighty Frank Bruni, Food Critic for the New York Times has just shook the food world’s skies with his latest review: “In Air So Rarefied, […]

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the shooting star heard around the foodie world…

Whoever coined the phrase, “the pen is mightier than the sword,” must have been a food critic, or a chef. Although the papers have not yet gone to press, the almighty Frank Bruni, Food Critic for the New York Times has just shook the food world’s skies with his latest review: “In Air So Rarefied, […]

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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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amuse…

Like any good amuse, i hope this post serves to “tease the palate” for the good things (i hope you find them to be good) to come. So, why the “Ulterior Epicure?” Well, ulterior because I choose to remain under a veil of anonymity.* For the purposes of this blog, what I do for a […]

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amuse…

Like any good amuse, i hope this post serves to “tease the palate” for the good things (i hope you find them to be good) to come. So, why the “Ulterior Epicure?” Well, ulterior because I choose to remain under a veil of anonymity.* For the purposes of this blog, what I do for a […]

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