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One of the best markets anywhere, and a great place to start a whirlwind culinary week in New York, is the Greenmarket, which takes place a few times a week in Union Square. New York’s Greenmarket is a colorful riot of fresh corn, technicolor heirloom tomatoes, fresh-made Ronnybrook ice cream (which I didn’t get to try since my consorts put a damper on things and…

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Last time I was in Chicago, it was a few weeks before Christmas and I joined the queue for Garrett’s Caramel Corn. The line wasn’t that long…or so it seemed, and when people told me the wait was two hours I didn’t believe them. That is, until after I’d waited for 20 minutes and barely moved three steps forward. So I left and decided to…

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Zabar’s

I’m always complaining that in Paris, you can never find what you’re looking for. Let’s say you need shoelaces that are 110 cm. You’ll go to the shoelace department at the enormous BHV department store and on the wall of shoelaces, they’ll be 90cm…100cm…105cm…109cm…111cm. But 110cm? Of course not. So here I am in New York presumably the greatest shopping city in the world. And…

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Nope. I ate three. Okay, so I had a little help…. The City Bakery 3 West 18th Street New York City

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(UPDATE: Café des Musées changed owners in the Fall of 2014 and I’ve heard mixed reports from locals and visitors. I haven’t been back since the change of chef and ownership but from all reports, it is a completely different restaurant and you should not expect to find the same dishes as noted in this post.) Located a few blocks north of the historic place des…

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A recent post on Marinated Feta elicited some interesting comments and questions about olive oil. Here’s a few tips that I follow when buying, using, and storing oil: 1. Keep olive oil out of the light. I know you’ve spent a lot of money on your oil and you want to look at all those pretty labels lined up on your countertop. But too bad;…

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How does one explain, in a few short paragraphs, something that’s such a critical part of Italian life, like

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I was trying to explain to a French friend what a ‘foodie’ is, and he was looking at me like I was nuts. I guess when you live in a country that’s full of people that live to eat, the concept of people not into eating is a bit odd. So, for lack of a better introduction, here are my ‘foodie’ addresses for places that…

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Austin, Texas

Before I high-tail it outta Austin, I thought I’d share a few things I ate while here. The tour of ice cream shops around town will have to wait until I’m back home, but there were plenty of other things to sample…. Austin is the hip town…or city, in Texas. I say ‘town’ because it feels more like a big town than the capital of…

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