Author Archives: Jim

Not Well Known, But… #72

The history of contemporary culture is littered with institutions and things that have been adapted from earlier institutions and things, & in many instances the adaptation represents a startling departure from its original use. Consider the rotisserie.  It maybe part … Continue reading

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Veal Paprikash and 2018 MISC Pinot Noir “Bryson’s Block”

The first time I had Veal Paprikash was when I visited Budapest as part of my “hosteling in Europe” tour in the summer of 1969.  This was after I had been to Moscow and Leningrad, and Hungarian cuisine was a … Continue reading

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Tuscan White Bean Soup and Casar Godello ’18

Early full disclosure:  I’m not a huge fan of soups.  Yes, I can selectively love them, particularly at the hands of skilled practitioners of making: French onion soup, New England clam chowder, minestrone  & matzoh ball soup (and I admit that I will … Continue reading

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Street Corn Salad and 2018 La Ficelle de Saint-Pourçain

I rarely pay attention to “side dishes”, but a recent feed from My Recipes caught my attention: “25 side dishes for hot dogs”. But before we proceed, let me alert you that coming from New Haven, CT as I do, there are … Continue reading

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