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31 07, 2012

The Sportsman in Seasalter, Kent

July 31st, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Travel|2 Comments

I arrived at Whitstable Station at 11:50am on Friday, just in time to hop in a cab and arrive at The Sportsman for my noon reservation. “Are you eating alone?” inquired the driver, snickering. I knew where this was going. He would do his best to make me feel terrible. “How could you eat by [...]

28 07, 2012

Sushi Tetsu in London’s Clerkenwell

July 28th, 2012|Categories: Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, London, Restaurants|1 Comment

I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to The Skinny Bib. Not only did he hook me up with an insane Thai meal at The Heron on Thursday, he also scored me one of the highly coveted seven seats at five-week-old Sushi Tetsu. After a sufficiently spicy mid-day meal, spectacularly fresh raw fish was the [...]

27 07, 2012

Tutto Wines Summer Dinner at Burnt Enz

July 27th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, London, Restaurants, Travel, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

On Wednesday night I had the enormous pleasure of attending a wine dinner at Burnt Enz in Hackney. The occasion was the recent launch of Tutto Wines, a company dedicated to discovering, promoting and distributing small Italian wine producers. London-based founders Alex Whyte and Damiano […]

27 07, 2012

Where to Eat and Drink in London, Summer 2012 Edition

July 27th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, London, Restaurants|6 Comments

Tuna tartare and pickled radish hand roll at Sushi Tetus. The Olympics are about to commence and while the world’s top athletes have been honing their performances, I have been working on my own. Let’s call it a marathon? For three weeks this month, I have cycled far and wide in search of London’s exceptional [...]

25 07, 2012

A Visit to the Jadwigi z Łobzowa Market, Kraków

July 25th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Poland, Travel|0 Comments

Today I had an eye-opening chat with my friend Leila at her shop in Shoreditch about Polish food commerce. In the past two decades the nations’s agriculture has been transfered into the hands of large corporations, leaving relatively few small-scale farmers and food producers in the wake of this agrarian homogenization. […]

23 07, 2012

Feasting in Poland

July 23rd, 2012|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, Poland, Pork, Sweets & Dessert, Travel|3 Comments

I spend so much time here banging on about my southern Italian heritage that you may not know I’m a quarter Polish. My paternal grandmother’s family was from Warsaw and, while she made outstanding Italian-American food for Grandpa Parla, Grandma Zamoita also stuffed a mean pierogi and cooked […]

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