Big Fish in Smaller Ponds


Growing numbers of ambitious young chefs and restaurateurs are abandoning the bright lights and big cities and establishing thriving restaurants in secondary markets.

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MENU-The TIDES Restaurant, Mexico

If you get a chance to take some time away from the hubbub of the city and are fortunate to get to Mexico’s Riviera Maya–on the Carribean or to the West Coast  on the Pacific–in Zihuatanejo–, The Tides Restaurant in both these places offers cuisine that is worthy of some of the finest cuisine anywhere. […]

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As I mentioned in my last Post; here is a list of just some of the benefits of this great Spice: Turmeric is one of nature’s most powerful healers. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a […]

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In case you haven’t discovered the large variety of terrific Italian Wines available these days here is your chance to do so if you are in NYC on the 25th of October. Sponsored by VINITALY, the Ambassador Organization of the finest Italian Wines, there will be a celebration of this event at the newly opened 36,000 […]

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Cookbooks I Like–

SIMPLE TO SPECTACULAR By   Jean-Georges Vongerichten          –Broadway Books Publisher THE WAY TO COOK By Julia Child                                    –Knopf Publisher HOW TO COOK EVERYTHING By Mark Bittman                   […]

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The End of an ERA–the passing of Michael Batterberry

This week Michael Batterberry passed away at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC. He was the Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Food Arts magazine, which he founded 21 years ago with his wife Ariane.   Previously, he and Ariane founded Food & Wine magazine in 1978 which they later sold to American Express Publishing. He was considered an art […]

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