Category Culture & History

A Quick Trip To Requena

We had left Valencia behind us on route A-3 and were headed north onto the plateau of the Sierra de Tejo then on to Requena. The Opal Astra felt good. The Astra is not exactly my idea of a sport sedan, but after a couple of weeks of the metro, city buses and planes, the […]

My Best Post

I made a tweet awhile back that said “anything that claims to be the best, isn’t,” to which a friend immediately replied “you’re the best”. I’m not much for cooking shows or magazines, but I try to stay abreast of the foodie media. A couple of years ago, I thought I’d like to subscribe to […]

History of a Food City, Simultaneous Evolution & A Sense of Place

Portland restaurant history as I barely recall it. Please share your memories & thoughts below. My friend from Rochester, NY wrapped up a family car-camping trip around Maine with a stay nearby and when we got together for dinner he admitted that he had to throw away a ton of food which he had brought […]

Waitress Turkey Shoot

“You can’t go yet.” She said as she rounded the stairs and stepped into my office. I had my fleece on and my laptop bag in hand. It had been a busy day and was past time to leave, and for one half a second I thought she might be joking. It is something I […]

Welcome Guests

If you love great food and great restaurants you serve yourself well to remember that you are a guest.  The shingle on the door invites you to dine.  If you really don’t want the food on the menu, you should not accept the invitation. It is one thing to ask for no onions on your […]

Epicuranoid

Words matter because we need them to explain more important things like feelings and thoughts.  Epicuranoid, Pronunciation \ˌe-pi-kyu̇-ˈrē-ə-ˌnȯid\ is the fusion of epicure and paranoid.  It is however, as much a state of being as it is an adjective.  At its worst, it is a state where one may become paranoid of epicures, but I […]