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Mascarpone. How cheesy.

Welcome, class, to today’s Fresh Pick: MASCARPONE Hailing from Italy’s Lombardy region, mascarpone is a buttery-rich double- to triple-cream cheese made from cow’s milk. It is ivory-colored, soft…

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Birthday dinner

A couple of Saturdays ago, Marc took me out for my birthday dinner at One If by Land, Two If by Sea in the West Village. We opted for…

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A spot of tea

Last month, six of us met for lunch at The Upper Crust, a not-too-cutesy, British-European-American tea house in Morris County, New Jersey, located right off Rt. 287 in Boonton….

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Do you Dijon?

Welcome, class, to today’s Fresh Pick: DIJON MUSTARD Hailing originally from Dijon , France, this pale, grayish-yellow mustard is known for its clean, sharp flavor, which can range from…

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Ain’t nothing better after spending entirely too many unpaid hours on a Sunday at work than ordering the Coco Shrimp Plato at Boca Chica, located at 1st Ave &…

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Simply delicious: Part 3

Since I’ve been living off these things for nearly two weeks now (and am still in the process of uploading pics from Italy to my computer), I’ve been inspired…

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Nuts over nutmeg!

Welcome, class, to today’s Fresh Pick: NUTMEG When Columbus sailed from Spain looking for the East Indies, nutmeg was one of the spices for which he was searching. Native…

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A couple of old hams.

One of my very best friends and I are planning a three-week cross-country road trip next May to commemorate our turning forty. We plan on staying no more than…

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