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The Wolf-Michelin Menu
    What a bummer that this week had to come to an end, because it was one of those highly auspicious weeks when the Heavens open up and start pouring good fortunes down on you as if there is no tomorrow. Just in case you have not observed it as yet, good f...

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The Wisdom of the Crowds: Sweet Potato Hash with Nigella and Caraway
As crossed my legs in sukhasana, getting ready for the evening yoga practice, there was still light in the room. The dark days are over. Change is in the air. It always happens after the Presidents day, tick-tock, and all of a sudden, you can feel the sprin...

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The Illusion of Spring: Double Delight Pink Grapefruit Pannacotta
If memory serves me well, this was the coldest P-day weekend in close to twenty years that I've been in this country. We stayed inside all the time, and now that the clock is ticking and its time to go back to work, I feel robbed of the long weekend. On Sat...

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Meyer lemon and olive oil cake with rosemary glaze.
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February is the month for citruses...
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Celebrating Chinese New Year in photos and food.
Oriental aromatic broth is a play on Chinese master broth, lu shui, a reusable broth/marinade that lasts forever...
Natural light from left and back.
Canon 5D Mark III, EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens.
Handheld, ISO 640, 1/50sec at f/7.1
Processed in Lightroom
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The Year of the Fire Monkey: Oriental Aromatic Broth
Yes, I am a monkey. At least that's how they would call me in China. And my animal is coming knocking at the door, in all its fiery glory. In the Chinese zodiac, one's animal comes every twelve years, so when such thing happens, one ought to celebrate. One ...

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Musings from the Other Side of the Blizzard: Rustic Roasted Root Vegetable and Goat Cheese Tart
Welcome to the snowed trapped Gotham, the root vegetable edition! As I type this post the blizzard of the century has left the city, leaving behind countless piles of snow the size of Mont Blanc, the muffling sound of tires trapped in slush, and the concert...

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On this National Cheese Lovers day, posting one of my favorite photos from the aging cave in the Valley Shepherd Creamery. It was photographed through a glass, all wet with the mist and the cheeses breathing, and created a perfect natural soft focus filter...
Fuji X100, ISO 1600, 1/110 sec at f/2.2
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Two Legends, Two Stars: Fragrant Cod and White Ale Curry
  This was a highly inauspicious week. First Bowie. Then Rickman. Somewhere in between, Per Se lost two stars in an unforgiving New York Times review . Needless to say, in this Gotham city of ours, the decline of the emperor immediately became the talk of t...
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