There are millions of bloggers, and who knows how many of them are focused on food and cooking and restaurants. I haven’t had time to count them, but there are lots of them. Most are like this one — a dozen to a few hundred hits each day, with probably a tenth of those being regular readers and Continue reading “The Responsibilities Of A Food Blogger (Ethics 101)”
It’s a pizzeria. Nothing special. There are about 1,000,000 of these all over the country. And, to be honest, I have no idea if their pizza is even edible. It doesn’t matter, because I will never order it. But…their crab cakes are the best I have ever eaten, and I eat a lot of crab cakes. My wife loves them, but has the appetite of a small bird, Continue reading “Riverside Pizza: The Best Crab Cakes Anywhere!”
Wander into a charcuterie anywhere in France and you will see a dizzying variety of meat concoctions of various consistencies, generally known as pâté, made from an equally confusing selection of animal parts. Some are elegant, expensive, and intended for special occasions. A few are great looking but vile, Continue reading “Rillettes: Not Just For Breakfast!”
The restaurant scene in my neck of the woods can’t even be described as bad; it’s more like a wasteland, reminiscent of The Road Warrior. We aren’t served dog food from a can when we go out to eat, but most local restaurants’ output is just semantically different Continue reading “A New Restaurant For Ho-Ho-Kus”
I was a little concerned that this would be far down the hill, but it turned out to be a lovely, fruity, balanced wine that was a pleasure to drink with my sister-in-law’s Osso Bucco. The wine was surprisingly gentle, without any of the assertive spiciness that I have Continue reading “Turley 2002 Zinfandel Ueberroth Vineyard”
I like fish…I really do! When I go to a restaurant that seems as if the cooks know what they are doing, I will happily order it. But there is nothing so disappointing as an overcooked piece of fish, and I have, on occasion, been the cook who disappointed. Fish is far more Continue reading “Reflections On Swordfish: Thick Or Thin?”
At the risk of boring the hell out of both of you, here is an interesting and important article about the current hysteria over teaching kids Algebra and Shakespeare through the joys of gardening. I have never understood the allure of this particular method of avoiding real schoolwork, but the author does a wonderful job of explaining it, while skewering Alice Waters — always one of my favorite things.
This absolutely wonderful sentiment can be found on a new food blog that is being written by the brother of a friend. I have first-hand knowledge that his carnivore bona fides are impeccable.
The relationship between quality and price in the wine world is tenuous at best. There are plenty of expensive wines that are merely stylistically different (or, for that matter, identical) than their much less expensive siblings. And in spite of my sometimes irrational Continue reading “Kongsgaard 2005 Chardonnay”