Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

While in the Blue Ridge Mountains last week, we met a fisherman, named Bubba, who happened to be one of the most prominent fishing guides in the region. After spending a considerable amount of time teaching us about the beauty of fly fishing (spending hours on the water surrounded by nothing but stillness, silence, and […]

Last weekend while visiting our little sister, Maggie, in San Francisco, I headed to Napa with a few friends for the day to indulge in some casual wine tasting (note: I’ve been to Piedmont and Burgundy where “wine tasting” means sipping, gurgling and spitting anywhere from 50-100 different wines everyday for 8 hours a day- that’s serious […]

A few weeks ago, Susie and I took a mini road trip from New York City to Pocantico Hills, where we spent the afternoon wandering 80 acres of gardens, pastures, and woods, soaking in the sun, and relaxing in the beautiful courtyard grazing on fresh farm-to-table food at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. […]

So much food, so little time.  Here were some of the highlights from the weekend: Momofuku Ssäm (NY) Steamed buns with pork belly, hoisin, cucumbers, and scallions BBQ rib sandwich (from Newman’s Farm, MO) with red onion slaw Cavatelli with pig’s head, baby corn, cotija cheese Benton’s smoky mountain country ham (from Madisonville, TN) Fuji […]

We spent a long weekend in Portland and the Willamette Valley enjoying great food and wine. It was a bit rainy but relatively warm compared with the usual winter temperatures there this time of year. We tasted wine in the Amity region one day and in Dundee the next. The consensus among our group of […]

My current obsession: getting my hands on a piece of Jamon Iberico de Bellota, a rare pig found in the woods of Spain infused with the flavor of its favorite food: the acorn. Made from the pata negra, or black-footed pig, a Spanish breed that traces its origins to the region’s wild boars, jamón ibérico […]

I love New York, everyone loves New York. But the reason I love it most is that on any given day, you can find yourself wandering around the city lost and perfectly content because every corner, alley, sidewalk and basement contains something unique and remarkable for you to discover about food and culture. This one […]