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01
Oct

FINDING THE FLAVORS WE LOST BY PATRIC KUH

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FINDING THE FLAVORS WE LOST BY PATRIC KUH IS A FOOD AND TRAVEL BOOK, BUT NOT IN THE CONVENTIONAL SENSE. KUH, THE LEAD RESTAURANT CRITIC FOR L.A. MAGAZINE, WHO HAS WRITTEN ARTICLES FOR GOURMET, ESQUIRE, FOOD & WINE, AND SALON, IS THE AUTHOR OF THE LAST DAYS OF HAUTE CUISINE, A HISTORY OF FRENCH RESTAURANTS […]

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28
Apr

BOLOGNA TO MILAN AND THE MEALS IN BETWEEN

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MILAN TO BOLOGNA AND THE MEALS IN BETWEEN 3/21-31, 2016 Monday, March 21, 2016 BOLOGNA is a city of arches, of loggias. They shelter pedestrians from rain and shine. Bearing the weight of two-story structures in a maze of narrow streets, the loggias are both oppressive and comforting. Bologna has changed hands so many times […]

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Categories : RECENT RECIPES,RESTAURANTS,SHOPPING,TRAVELS
27
Sep

LOU WINE SHOP

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ALTHOUGH A CUM LAUDE GRADUATE OF BROWN UNIVERSITY WITH HONORS IN ENGLISH, I HAD NEVER ENCOUNTERED THE WORD “AUTOCHTHONOUS” UNTIL I READ LOU AMDUR’S DESCRIPTION OF THE FRAPPATO HE PAIRED WITH MABEL’S BOUILLABAISSE THIS WEEK.  LOU’S VOCABULARY IS ONLY EXCEEDED BY HIS PASSION FOR WINE — ODD WINES, INTERESTING WINES —

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24
Oct

SPRING LAMB IN OCTOBER

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FOR A FEW WEEKS IN OCTOBER, WHOLE FOODS SELLS LAMB FROM ICELAND.  IT’S AROUND $8.99/POUND FOR LEG, A DOLLAR MORE THAN THEIR NEW ZEALAND LAMB, WHICH IS EXCELLENT, AND APPRECIABLY CHEAPER THAN WHAT I PAY FOR COLORADO LAMB AT MY BOUTIQUE BUTCHER.  THE ICELANDIC LAMB REMINDS ME OF LAMB I’VE HAD IN FRANCE OR SPRING […]

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