Archive | Eat RSS feed for this section

Cheese Class – From Switzerland with Love

Imagine – a lush meadow high in the Swiss Alps where contented brown cows feast upon the verdant carpet of lush grasses, herbs and delicate alpine wildflowers; from afar comes the sound of yodeling. (On second thought, get rid of the yodeling.) It is a scene such as this that provides a snapshot of the genesis […]

Continue Reading

The Dinearound – M3

. The Dinearound had developed an aversion to white tablecloth dining. On our last visit to such a restaurant  we had been amazed at the bread service. A member of the waitstaff  traipsed through the dining room with a basket and tongs bestowing bits of baguette on the patrons. For us, it was too precious, too twee […]

Continue Reading

Dinner – Set – Match: 2007 Weingut Grans Fassian Piesporter Riesling Kabinett and Thai Green Curry

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been tweeting tips and tidbits gleaned from a set of books about German wine that I won from Wines of Germany USA just before Christmas. One of the books in the set, Perfect Pairings: German Wines & Asian Flavours, explores the long-held concept that German wines are […]

Continue Reading

Belly Redux

When  first visiting Belly Wine Bar,  I relized that I would have to bring the other three Wineaux here. However, rounding up the gang of four – Eleni, Katrin, Rodney and myself –  is not a simple task since we’ve all dispersed – with the exception of myself – from the Hub. Yet, the holidays […]

Continue Reading

Snapshot – The Clam Box

Even though the fried clam may have been “invented” in Essex MA at Woodman’s, it was perfected up the road apiece in Ipswich at The Clam Box. (And with that statement, I enter the ongoing debate over just who – Woodman’s, The Clam Box  or Farnham’s has the best fried clams on the North Shore.) […]

Continue Reading

Cheese Plate – “Kinsman Ridge”

I was in Central Bottle + Provisions to do a little wine shopping but no visit to the shop is complete without some cheese tasting. Cheesemonger Stephanie Santos offered me sample tastes of cheeses she had recently added to the inventory. As soon as I tasted “Kinsman Ridge” from Landaff Creamery, I knew I’d be leaving […]

Continue Reading

Hurricane + Cold Canadian Air Mass = Yankee Comfort Food

The hackneyed watchword for the day is “hunker down” and the collision/collusion of a warm moist hurricane and a cold northern air mass makes for a day best spent at home. As I write, the wind intensifies; the rain still fitful. I head to the kitchen – comfort food is called for and not just any comfort […]

Continue Reading

My Foliage Cheese Plate – and a Musing

From the left – Cantal, Black Madonna, Black Ledge Blue An autumn dinner party – the menu, Julia’s “Gigot à la Moutarde” from Mastering the Art. For the most part, the wines would be single-vineyard Argentine Malbecs. My contribution to dinner, as it most often is, would be the cheese course. I was looking for […]

Continue Reading

Two Chefs Tables and a Microphone

What makes an event awesome? Since both of us have worked in events – planning and execution – we do have some cred here. A list of must-have elements are friendly, engaging hosts, stellar food, well-chosen beverages, solicitous and knowledgeable staff and, last but not least, good tunes. “Two Chefs Tables and a Microphone”, held at […]

Continue Reading

The Burger Chronicles – Nancy’s Air Field Cafe

It’s been a stretch since my last entry in The Burger Chronicles. Frankly, my focus this summer was on lobster rolls rather than burgers though I did have two noteworthy creations. First, I nostalgically visited my roots by having “The Ranch Burger” at Silver Ranch in Jaffrey NH, now part of the Kimball’s ice cream […]

Continue Reading