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A Five-Star Meal

I’m not sure I’ve ever enjoyed such a perfectly presented meal as at the Pipe and Glass Inn, in South Dalton, East Yorkshire, a couple of weeks back, when I...
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Rockin’ and Shockin’: The New York City edition

Rockin’: Hitting up New York City for a few days. Shockin’: That it’s my first time (t)here for two months: the longest I’ve been away from New York City since...
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Tofu Matters

Tofu is like fugu blowfish sushi: Prepared correctly, it’s delicious; prepared incorrectly, it’s lethal. Very early in my vegetarian career, I found myself famished and stuck in a mall, so...
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New York, I Love You (And You’re Bringing Me Up) Part 2

MORE NOTES FROM A BUSMAN’S HOLIDAY BACK IN THE BIG APPLE (Part 1 is here) 11) Free Concerts One of the greatest things about summer in New York City is...
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The Electric Restaurant Acid Test

From Notes of a Gastronome: The Taming of the Chef in The New Yorker Why did they seek out the substandard, the industrial, and the unhealthy: prawn cocktail crisps, say,...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’

ROCKIN’: Prophet Omega’s home studio SHOCKIN’: Is in an old dude ranch in the Catskills, miles from civilization ROCKIN’: That apparently once belonged to Gabby Hayes SHOCKIN’: The guy from...
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Finger Lakes Wine Report Part 4

Further Notes From Our Summer Vacation…. (Read Part 3, also from August 2006, here Read Part 2, from our visit in October 2005, here Read Part 1, from October 2005,...
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European Report #4: Wine and Dine

The UK continues to disprove its former international reputation for the worst food in the world. Or, to put it this way, good places to eat are no longer so...
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