Category Archives: Been There, Read That

Virtual Travel: Missing Cebu

Yesterday I posted a list of places I’ve been daydreaming about. The Philippines is definitely always on that list… especially Cebu (for more click here & here). Amongst other things, Cebu is known for Lechon – whole roast suckling pig that … Continue reading

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Accidental Food Writing

One of the most memorable pieces of food writing is said to be Proust’s description of a madeleine from Remembrance of Things Past – quite possibly the most unintentional pieces of food writing out there. Actually, there’s very little about the madeleine in … Continue reading

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Eat and Tell

I promised myself I’d write every day this month, and I will. In addition to this blog, I’ve also written for Life of Reiley most often on the website EatSomethingSexy.com where I have a much-neglected column called Eat and Tell … Continue reading

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Media Review: Salt

A day late again! Eventually I’ll get back on track… in the meantime, I’m glad it’s only by one day. Quite a lot has been written about salt in recent years – from Mark Kurlansky’s best-selling book, Salt: A World History, … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Media Review?

Yes, I am a day late – I was going to let it slide and just not write it, but I’m determined to get back into regular blogging. I have a few other topics in various stages working their way … Continue reading

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Catching Up – Why I Cook

Now that I’m back in NYC and have gotten back into my routine at work, I thought I’d catch up a little bit on this blog as well. I’ve done a small amount of clean-up editing to the four Mountain … Continue reading

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Media Review: Perfect Pairings

In preparation for the wine classes I’ve been teaching this week, I’ve been reading a great book that one of my students brought in –Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier’s Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Foodby Evan Goldstein (click the link … Continue reading

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