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Zen and the Art of Fine Dining

One thing that you may not know about me is that I’m really into meditation. Between all the food adventures, I’m taking sound baths, silently repeating mantras, and aligning my chakras. Auburn, an upscale restaurant which opened this past year … Continue reading

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The 10 Best Things I Consumed in 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s time to wax poetic on my 10 favorite things that I ate and wrote about this year. Here are the winners: 10. Avocado Toast from Alfred Coffee. Although usually referred to as a … Continue reading

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Knives Out

In our youth-obsessed society, it’s nice to be reminded that many things get better with age. Wine, whiskey, leather boots and cast iron pans all improve as they mature, as do certain cuts of beef if they are “dry-aged.” At … Continue reading

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The 10 Best Things I Consumed in 2018

It’s that time of year for blogs to make predictions, present year-end wrap-ups and bestow awards. In keeping with the custom, here’s my annual list of the ten best things I ate and wrote about during the past year. 10. … Continue reading

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The Post Where I Use a Jewish Holiday Song to Describe a Pork Chop

Every Passover, we Jews sing a thousand-year-old song called “Dayenu,” which roughly translates to “It Would Have Been Enough.” It’s a song of appreciation for all the many gifts granted to us by God, and we sing that just one … Continue reading

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