Category Archives: Commentary

Cookbook Season: Some Good Basics, Part II

In today’s post in this (short!) series of cookbook reviews, I am going to consider the two overview vegetable books I have in my home.  (VEGETABLES, by James Peterson, and PERFECT VEGETABLES, by the friendly folk at Cook’s Illustrated.)  Note, … Continue reading

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Cookbook Season: Some Good Basics, Part I

There are a LOT of actual, physical cookbooks in my domicile, and while I have divested myself of some, I love just picking up a book and surfing through.  Yes, one can surf on the Net for specific ingredients, but … Continue reading

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Avocado and Guinea Fowl Breakfast Egg Boats

I get my guinea fowl eggs from the Bethel Farmers’ Market, Connecticut.  Think of them as small chicken eggs, they really don’t taste any different than chicken eggs at least from this same vendor.  They’re just a bit smaller than … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Red Carpet Restaurant, Adams, MA

Red Carpet Restaurant: 69 Park St (Route 8), Adams, MA 01220  Adams is a small town nestled into the northwestern corner of Massachusetts, in full view of the mountain range and reserve featuring Mount Greylock, the tallest (3490 foot) mountain … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao, Flushing, NYC

Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao (Chinese: Jiangnan, Shanghai, Wuxi, Sichuan), 59-16 Main St,  Flushing (Queens) New York City, NY 11355  (This experience with a couple of friends was a jewel of an event!  Okay, it was back in mid-March this very year, but … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Yummy House, Tampa, Florida

Chinese cuisine in this country (the US) falls into two categories:  American-Chinese, and authentic Chinese-Chinese — the later more typically found in the more vibrant of the nation’s Chinatowns. The restaurant I am reviewing is more American-Chinese than Chinese-Chinese, but … Continue reading

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Year’s End

2015 was a good and promising year in the food exploration department. This is the 50th post for the year — I’m not including any actual recipes today, but just a tying up of 2015, and some photos for meals I … Continue reading

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