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Who cut the cheese?

September 8th, 2009 · No Comments

…Yes, there’s a smell emanating from West Cambridge, and it isn’t goats. But more later, after I look into it.

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Tags: 02138 and environs · Food · Invidious comparisons · Local Food · The French &...

Starbucks still misses the boat for this landlubber

August 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Somewhere along the line, sailors, probably it was British sailors first time around, were called “tars.” This is among other things that sailors have been called in their lives at sea and their reputations in ports from Massalia (which is what the Phoenicians called what we know as Marseille) to Guadeloupe preceded them. The reference, […]

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Tags: Food · Invidious comparisons

Dinner last night

August 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Jody’s Lemon & Rosemary Chicken with herbs and garlic Haricots verts with kalamata olives and garlic sautéed in EVOO Heirloom tomatoes with local mozzarella [Fiore di Nonni] 2006 Jean-Luc Colombo Viognier “La Violette”

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Tags: 02138 and environs · Food · local · Local Food · national · Politics

What is strange

August 6th, 2009 · No Comments

[written 2009 July 31 Co-posted on the Per Diem blog] What is strange about produce shopping in France were all the apples available throughout the summer. I don’t know where they were coming from, as I didn’t buy anyway. My cling fruit juices were flowing as is appropriate. The pears were only barely beginning to […]

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Tags: 02138 and environs · Food · Invidious comparisons · Local Food · The French &...

Review of The Biscuit from Yelp…

March 24th, 2009 · No Comments

The preponderance of the reviews here [on Yelp] appear to be from transients. This isn’t surprising as the neighborhood immediately surrounding The Biscuit is a haven for graduate students mainly from Harvard and Tufts. Though they’re smart enough, God knows, they make up for abundance of brains by a deficit of taste.

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Tags: 02138 and environs · Food · Local Food

super Super88

January 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Thanks to my friends Tse Wei and Diana, I got a little bit of heaven in the gritty wilds of Allston-Brighton.

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Tags: 02138 and environs · Local Food

Interesting Strategy for Local Resto to Drum Up Covers

April 21st, 2008 · No Comments

When I am not in France, which is seldom enough these days (through no fault but reality and bad luck) I live in Cambridge, which is next door to Somerville (quite next door for us, about four blocks–a difference measured in house market values, going down as we head east). There’s a restaurant practically on […]

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Tags: Food · Not News

Great Dish

July 25th, 2007 · No Comments

I keep forgetting to mention this. There’s a not so new any more fine culinary addition to the choices in Davis Square. It’s called Sagra and it’s Italian. And 16 years later, like all good things, it’s long since gone away for good. [editor’s note: there were two URLs to follow, but either leads to […]

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Tags: Food · Local Food · News

Quick Meal

July 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Today’s NYTimes has 101 very quick (ten-minutes or less) “summer” meals (registration required to read NYTimes online)—one or two-line recipes—from Mark Bittman, the self-styled “Minimalist.” Basics are a necessity in the repertoire of anyone who makes any claim to being able to cook, but even the basics are elusive to a great many people. Bittman […]

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Tags: 02138 and environs · Food · Local Food

Welcome Name Change—One Less Toscanini

July 11th, 2007 · No Comments

The local bakery, located just over the line in Somerville (zip code 02143), has changed its name. Originally “Toscanini & Son” (the first name change after the founding owners, who called their place Panini—yet didn’t sell sandwiches, even from their yeasty breads, until the very end of their tenure—sold to the present owners), the name […]

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Tags: 02138 and environs · Food · Local Food · News