12 days: on the second day of christmas: mlinarevic… (2015)

~ A last-minute trip to Switzerland earlier this year landed me within commuting distance of Focus, a two Michelin-starred restaurant at the Park Hotel Vitznau on the quiet banks of Lake Lucerne.  Although I had seen pictures of the resort online, no photo could have prepared me for its breathtaking setting, nestled among the Alps with an enormous […]

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12 days: on the second day of christmas: mlinarevic… (2015)

~ A last-minute trip to Switzerland earlier this year landed me within commuting distance of Focus, a two Michelin-starred restaurant at the Park Hotel Vitznau on the quiet banks of Lake Lucerne.  Although I had seen pictures of the resort online, no photo could have prepared me for its breathtaking setting, nestled among the Alps with an enormous […]

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travel: glamping…

Sadly, I’ve let this blog grow cold amidst my travels, allowing Twitter and Flickr to commandeer my journal in the meantime. Sorry. Since I last checked in, I’ve been halfway around the world and back. While I was in New York in May, I got a call from a dear college friend, Solveig, asking me […]

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travel: glamping…

Sadly, I’ve let this blog grow cold amidst my travels, allowing Twitter and Flickr to commandeer my journal in the meantime. Sorry. Since I last checked in, I’ve been halfway around the world and back. While I was in New York in May, I got a call from a dear college friend, Solveig, asking me […]

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review: mirroring miró…

“It isn’t easy being the successor to the Pope,” Philippe Rochat is once quoted as saying. The “Pope,” to whom Rochat referred was, of course, Frédy Girardet, the legendary Swiss chef and early champion of the lighter, more playful nouvelle cuisine. A contemporary of Paul Bocuse, Roger Vergé, and Joël Robuchon, Girardet is considered by […]

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review: mirroring miró…

“It isn’t easy being the successor to the Pope,” Philippe Rochat is once quoted as saying. The “Pope,” to whom Rochat referred was, of course, Frédy Girardet, the legendary Swiss chef and early champion of the lighter, more playful nouvelle cuisine. A contemporary of Paul Bocuse, Roger Vergé, and Joël Robuchon, Girardet is considered by […]

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review: into thin air…

Food isn’t the only reason we eat out. Sometimes, we simply want an experience that takes our breath away, a shallow thrill that can match our joy, mask our sorrow. On those occasions, logic and reason rarely have a voice. Gripped by such an moment, I recently found myself wantonly throwing fistfuls of money off […]

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review: into thin air…

Food isn’t the only reason we eat out. Sometimes, we simply want an experience that takes our breath away, a shallow thrill that can match our joy, mask our sorrow. On those occasions, logic and reason rarely have a voice. Gripped by such an moment, I recently found myself wantonly throwing fistfuls of money off […]

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photo of the week 1: on top of granola…

I photograph subjects other than food. In fact, my favorite subjects are people. Portraiture is, perhaps, my favorite genre of art. Prompted by the surprising level of interest in my food photographs (which really are amateur, on-the-fly shots, you do realize), I’ve considered, for a while now, starting a new series on this blog, which […]

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photo of the week 1: on top of granola…

I photograph subjects other than food. In fact, my favorite subjects are people. Portraiture is, perhaps, my favorite genre of art. Prompted by the surprising level of interest in my food photographs (which really are amateur, on-the-fly shots, you do realize), I’ve considered, for a while now, starting a new series on this blog, which […]

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