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Between Meals: Cycling the Italian Dolomites

  Vacant eyes obsessively track the road’s painted solid white line. Deep breaths repetitively inhale the increasingly sparse oxygen. Pedals turnover rhythmically up the unceasing ten degree incline. The landscape…

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Posted by: on Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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The Curious Concept of Farmers Markets

The wide halls and thoroughfares of London’s King Cross Station echo softly with distant steps and scuffs early on a Saturday morning. Slumbering travellers shuffle along as if propelled by wheeled luggage. The air…

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Posted by: on Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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Revolver Ends Coffee Debate

With Revolver I hereby declare the artisanal coffee wars over.

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Posted by: on Sunday, February 16th, 2014
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Current State of Parisian Food Writing

It is a great time to not only be an eater but an eater who readers about eating.  All around the world hungry scribes are reinventing food writing including fellow pioneers here on Foodists. But what about the culture…

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Posted by: on Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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Running On Wine

All marathons are long, but wineglass in hand one is longer than all others. Each September the legendary Medoc region of Bordeaux hosts the Marathon du Medoc; self-declared Le Marathon Le Plus Long du Monde. This…

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Posted by: on Friday, September 6th, 2013
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Creative? – An Audience With Ferran Adrià

  London, UK It is a question that quietly haunts chefs: what is creativity? From raw ingredients, fire and knives a meal is created, but is it inherently creative?  As individual professionals are they themselves…

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Posted by: on Friday, July 26th, 2013
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Tyranny of Craft Beer

 London, UK –  How did craft beer come to rule our taps?  Who allowed the pleasure of a simple pint to drown under barrels of manhandled complexity?   This insincere and insidious “movement” of macho…

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Posted by: on Sunday, June 30th, 2013
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Communist Ales

  Beer has long lifted the burdens of the working class, and so it is fitting that Karl Marx who toiled to relieve the working class’ burdens was oft to lift an ale himself .  However, back in my economic…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 29th, 2013
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Striking French Gastronomy

Many revolutions start in the belly. Empty stomachs and bare cupboards feed rhetoric, ideals and slogans. Sparked by food prices too high or food stocks too low revolution hungry citizens rally to the streets toppling…

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Posted by: on Thursday, January 17th, 2013
Categories: Meditations | | 3 Comments »

The Chiveto – A Peerless Sandwich

I’ve had a few great and memorable sandwiches in life, as well many purely functional ones and far too many feeble ones imprisoned tightly together aboard industrial plastic serving trays. However, I have only…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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The Endangered Peasant Meal

  In today’s internationalized and air freighted culinary world can a cuisine go extinct? A question raised by dinner at a small rural café in a tiny drive through town in an unremarkable region of southern France…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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Paris Food Truck Rendez-Vous

After decades of quietly smoking and grilling away, food trucks have lately earned a lot of attention and column inches.  In an era where multiple arugula options and gourmet ketchup are stocked in mass retailers like…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 8th, 2011
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Catalan Cocktail Culture – Barcelona’s 41°by the Adria Brothers

BARCELONA – Stepping onto a plush red carpet initiates the superlative cocktail bar experience at  41°. However, immediately stopped at the luscious deep maroon velvet rope eagerness erodes while nerves steel in…

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Posted by: on Sunday, July 24th, 2011
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