Category Archives: Eating

Battle Tripe

I love tripe. I love all organ meats, actually, but I have a particularly warm spot in my heart for tripe. It’s partly the spongy, chewy texture, strange and forbidding yet somehow irresistible. Partly the way this mild meat serves … Continue reading

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God’s breakfast

One day I was visiting with the proprietor of my local Armenian market and discussing the various spices needed to cook the recipes in the Jerusalem: A Cookbook. He kept tucking into what he described as his “breakfast” which was … Continue reading

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Orchard Bars from Liberty Orchards

During my peak backpacking years I was a big consumer of Gorp—the do-it-yourself trail mix made by dumping a bag of M&Ms, a can of mixed nuts and a box of raisins into a bowl and mixing them up together, … Continue reading

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Keeping it real at Jones Dairy Farm

I had not had a high degree of awareness of Jones Dairy Farm prior to their inviting me to their 125th anniversary celebration at the Culinary Institute of America. But the time with the Jones folks turned me from an … Continue reading

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First look at a new food concept—Market Bistro in Latham, New York

We have a battle for the high end of the supermarket business in my corner of upstate New York—including Trader Joe, Healthy Living, Shoprite, Fresh Market and Whole Foods coming soon. Price Chopper, the dominant chain in the area, has … Continue reading

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This guy really knows how to work a buffet

On a recent trip to the Times Square area, I made good use of the Midtown Lunch advice on what places to patronize and avoid. While browsing, I ran across this very useful guide to beating the buffet. Zach Brooks, … Continue reading

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Who knew you could do this with a hot dog?

I’ve been saving up a bunch of tasty food-related links, mostly to other blogs. First up is Maida Heatter, a well-respected food writer from the 60s (I’ve got a couple of her cookbooks), who apparently had to pay the rent … Continue reading

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Win a cast iron skillet from Jones Dairy Farm!

This weekend I’ll be at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY for an event to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Jones Dairy Farm. Jones, which sponsors a scholarship there, is an old-fashioned, family-owned maker of breakfast meats. … Continue reading

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Saratoga Chowderfest 2014

After barely nudging double digits for weeks, the weather warmed up for today’s Chowderfest and chowder lovers showed up en masse. (Although I think the crowds are a bit down from previous years, perhaps because locals have lost the habit … Continue reading

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Bacon Brittle!

In the closing moments of last week’s Fancy Food Show, as I scoured the aisles for anything significant I may have missed, I popped a random treat into my mouth and my eyes went wide: Bacon Brittle! I love bacon … Continue reading

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