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serge the concierge
Montclair, New Jersey
20 Years in Food and Wine Sphere
Interests: music, travel, business, food, wine, cheese, ideas, movies, technology, books, japan, practically green, consumed to thrifty
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Autumn Sun as my Summer White ...Domaine Chiroulet 'Soleil D'Automne' (2014) Cotes de Gascogne Alongside his siblings 'La Cote d'Heux' et ' Terres Blanches' Vins du Sud-Ouest Continue reading
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1 World Trade Center... ...from West Side Highway Drive by photography, number 2 Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Mural Graces Recycling Wall, Corner of 2nd Avenue and 11th Street, Brooklyn, New York Drive by photography Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Chile adds a bit of heat to this first excerpt from Preserving the Japanese Way, Traditions of Salting, Fermenting, and Pickling for the Modern Kitchen (Andrews McMeel, August 2015) by Nancy Singleton Hachisu Shishito Peppers sauteed with Miso and Ginger (Shishito no Abura Miso) Serves 6 Shishito peppers are all the rage in Northern California and easily obtainable. I love them charred in oil, served with a sprinkling of salt, but the salty, earthy miso... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Waffle that Panini for breakfast with this recipe from The Dairy Good Cookbook (Andrews McMeel, June 2015) edited by Lisa Kingsley Waffle Panini with Maple Butter, Bacon, and Cheddar PREP: 15 minutes COOK: 2 minutes MAKES: 2 servings This simple breakfast sandwich hits a whole host of tastes—sweet syrup, salty and smoky bacon, and tangy white Cheddar. Pure maple syrup makes a big difference in the intensity of the flavor in the maple butter. Use... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Melody Nelson, Television, Camenbert Electrique, Record shop, Le Laboratoire feeds Vinyl to fans in Toulouse (9, rue de la Bourse)... Stumbled upon while walking around... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Kabob your way to dinner with a pineapple and soy twist with this 2nd recipe from Pure Pork Awesomeness: Totally Cookable Recipes from Around the World (Andrews McMeel, March 2015) by Atlanta chef Kevin Gillespie and David Joachim. Grilled Pork Kabobs with Pineapple and Soy Makes 8 Kabobs I struggled with whether to include this dish because it’s so cliché. But it’s so good! It’s a pork tenderloin marinated in homemade teriyaki (soy sauce, sesame... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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What to eat with Rosé or beer? Here's one answer from 2010 from Perfect One-Dish Dinners (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Three Many Cooks Pam Anderson which I originally shared in August 2011. Tamale Pie Serves 6 You can use ground beef or even meat-loaf mix in place of the turkey. Onion lovers, sprinkle the casserole with ½ thinly sliced red onion along with the cheese and cilantro. You can make the tamale pie a day... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Brut de Fut, Tenareze de Ladeveze, Book lovers Armagnac from Montreal Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Mini in Sepia Tones Toulouse hotel garage What vintage and model is this car? Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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No biscuits in that LU pitcher, water only After seeing one on my mother's dining room table, I could not resist fetching one from Midica on Place Esquirol in Toulouse (20 Euros). Along with this pitcher, I also took advantage of the July 'Soldes' to buy 10 wash gloves for 20 Euros. Useful souvenirs, Summer 2015 Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Opened recently, La Farinata, Thin Crust Pizzas and Tasty Wine List On Quiet Plaza in Toulouse Pizza to enjoy sur place or a emporter (take out) On a hot Saturday evening (July 18), I had 'La Roquette' with a glass of 'Rey 37' Julia, when he does not play golf or hit the road to catch a Barca game, minds the short yet well curated wine list (selection above) and roams the dining room and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Dry Landscape, Castilla y Leon by Bus Near Villacastin, July 2015 Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Aug 12, 2015
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B like Biere, Beer in Brussels Ardenne Saison at Chez Moeder Lambic, Place Fontainas You will not leave thirsty with so many choices I was guided there by Apolinas Fos of Bombay-Bruxelles fame, merci! Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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2 CV Citroen ruling the road Near Saint Brevin Captured from my rental car, a Citroen Cactus from more recent vintage Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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World is a Melon At Melonsamur in Segovia Captured from the bus headed back to Madrid Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Sweet Treat Lufthansa Style, on Airbus A340-600 Munich-Newark Flight, July 23 It softened the fact that European trek was over. Mini hot towels handed mid-flight were another nice touch. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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I caught sight of Cape Verde plant growing on Ile aux Moines (Monks Island) in Gulf of Morbihan, Brittany. How can this happen? Simple, island benefits from micro-climate that exists in Gulf of Morbihan. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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2 PM at Taberna del Volapie, restaurant-bar, Calle Cervantes, No 20...Segovia, July 22 Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Gouter, Quatre-Heures, Caramel Eclair or Baba au Rhum? (* Pastry shopping at Boulangerie Patisserie Anthony Pontgelard, Locmariaquer, Morbihan) Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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After sailing 4th of July waters with Dark and Stormy Float, here's a Mesoamerican Cocktail, Spice and Chocolate 'Aztec Margarita' from Boozy Shakes (Ryland Peters & Small, ) by Victoria Glass. Aztec Margarita This sophisticated shake makes the most of chocolate and spice
– a classic flavor combination since pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. 6 scoops Chocolate Ice Cream 15 cardamom pods 1 cinnamon stick
 45 ml/3 tablespoons whole milk
 45 ml/3 tablespoons double/heavy cream 120 ml/4 oz. gold... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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In the shade of bastide of Fourcès, Gers July 16 Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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You can almost feel the ocean breeze with this recipe from New England Open House Cookbook (Workman Publishing, June 2015) by Sarah Leah Chase. Summer Stew with Maine Mahogany Clams, Corn, and Fingerling Potatoes As much as I love clam and fish chowders, I almost never make or eat them during the summer months unless it is an unusually cold or rainy day. Instead, I prefer to make a lighter sort of deconstructed chowder with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Pyrenees Orientales As seen from the train And at a train station stop July 19 Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Serge the Concierge