Category Archives: Travels

Parisian Pot, Italian Chef, Pugliese Olive Oil, Great Fish

This is about last night’s dinner, but first, a story: Twenty four years ago I was in Paris on a business trip.  My daughter came along with me on this one because she was only 14 and on her Winter … Continue reading

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Highlights of Summer Meals

Summertime is a great time for food and wine: bountiful farmers markets, travel and visits with family and friends, different grapes and wines for the warm weather and lighter fare. I was not at all disciplined with my blogging this … Continue reading

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Culinary Geography and Today’s Lunch

Question: What do Massachusetts, California, Peru, India, Greece, Spain, Costa Rica, Italy, and Germany all have in common? Answer: They each provided significant contributions to my lunch today, a relatively simple affair of Bruschetta with Vegan Ricotta and Thinly-Sliced Beets … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Travels — Venice

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The original target of these Spring travels was, in fact, Venice, so the last four days were dedicated to exploring that unique city.  I hadn’t been there in 18 years, but then again, not much has changed in a lot … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Travels — Friuli

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Through my contacts in Cambridge and New York, I was able to arrange visits in Friuli, and to get a taste of their wonderful foods and wine.  One winery, Edi Keber in Cormons, is partnered with my friend Jan, who … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Travels — Slovenia

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This past Spring (late April, early May) I spent two weeks exploring food and wine in three places:  Slovenia, Friuli, and Venice.  I should not let much more time pass without sharing those delicacies with you now.  Let’s begin in … Continue reading

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Food and Friends in Portland, Maine

Among our favorite friends and foodies are Pete & Pat, who live in Portland, when they are not in San Miguel.  We took a day trip there (to Portland, not San Miguel) to visit them, see their new home, and … Continue reading

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