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A Musical Journey on Chinese New Year

Lang Lang, a Mongolian children’s choir, and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks—I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Walking in the rain last night through puddles of what was snow just that morning, I … Continue reading

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How to beat the heat–lime.

It’s 104 degrees in the city today, and when it comes time for lunch. I’m thinking something refreshing, something tasty, something seasonal, something tropical. Lime. Cocktail first: a martini glass of light rum with crushed basil and lime. Times 2. … Continue reading

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One of my favorite cookbooks this year

PW Best Books 2010: The Frankies Spuntino: Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual Mark Rotella — October 26th, 2010 The Frankies Spuntino: Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual (Artisan) Frank Falcinelli, Frank Castronovo, and Peter Meehan You’ve got two bearded Italian guys in … Continue reading

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One of my favorite cookbooks this year

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A Sammy State of Mind

It’s a damp, overcast day in New York City. I’m looking out my office window down along 6th Avenue and 23rd street–and I’m humming “Mr. Bojangles.”

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Waves I’ll never surf, and that’s OK

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Welcome to the Enthusiast

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