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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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140th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard Mural, Harlem Street Corner Sights Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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A pile of Sumo wrinkles, your type of Vitamin C? Sumo mandarins, captured at my local Whole Foods... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Wine does not Always need to Age to be Enjoyed As Dolcetto d'Alba 'La Costa' 2013 from Benevelli Piero (a Kermit Lynch import in the U.S) will show once it lands on your table... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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2016 Blizzard, Montclair street scene as seen from my window Did not venture out all day Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Give Your Valentine Butterflies with Butterfly Chocolate Box by John Kelly Chocolates on Valentine's Day Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Blue Gray Like Slate Bluegray 2013 from Priorat 45% Garnacha, 30% Mazuelo, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Fishing for New Ideas, Pacific Saury with Tomato Sauce Recipe from Donabe, Classic and Modern Japanese Clay Pot Cooking (Ten Speed Press, October 2015) by Kyle Connoughton and Naoko Moore. Pacific Saury with Tomato Sauce and Oven-Dried and Fresh Tomatoes Serves 4 as part of a multi-course meal The tomato sauce is the heart of this dish. It was inspired by work we did at The Fat Duck from a study Fat Duck chef and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Del Posto Shadows and Lights Happy New Year 2016! Picture is a bit blurred yet has its charm Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Hear Ball Drop at Ms Marmite Lover 'Swedish Super Club' on New Year's Eve if you happen to be in London A few seats are still available TIckets are £50 a head. Book Here, Bring Your Own Champagne BYOC ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you are nowhere near London, get a taste of Sweden with Lingonberry Cheesecake Recipe (pictured above) from Traditional Swedish Cooking (Skyhorse Publishing, October 22, 2011) by Caroline Hofberg. ( Photo of Lingonberry Cheesecake recipe... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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80's for dessert with 'Tarte Fine au Chocolat from The Book of Chocolate (Flammarion, 2004)... Tarte fine au chocolat This chocolate pie with an ultra-thin crust is a French specialty that first became popular during the 1980s. The crust is a classic pâte brisée, and the thinner it is the better. The recipe calls for removing the lightly cooked crust from the pan before filling, but this is a very delicate operation and the pie... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Loire and Wood Fired Fouee with Goat Cheese Or classic Gateau Basque... Both from Luke Nguyen's France (Hardie Grant, October 2015). ( * Reproduced with permission from Luke Nguyen's France by Luke Nguyen -published by Hardie Grant- October 2015....Photography by Alan Benson and Suzanna Boyd) Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Merry Christmas from Land of Riches, Christmas Tree at Bergdorf Goodman in New York Did not buy huge chocolate tablet that was selling for around $250... Would send anyone into sugar overdrive (* Image captured in store on Monday, December 21) Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Blinded by the lights in front of Bulgari store New York in December...a bit blurred Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Pretend you are spending Christmas on Amalfi coast with with Positanese Pizza from Artisan Pizza, To Make Perfectly at Home (Kyle Books, November 2015) by Giuseppe Mascoli and Bridget Hugo. Positanese baked This raw salsa is a classic from Positano on the Amalfi coast. You need very good tomatoes for this, so make sure that you find some that are super-sweet and fruity. We also call this pizza “a la Eduardo,” a reference to Eduardo... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Wings on a Mission, here's a first recipe excerpted from The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook (Ecco-Anthony Bourdain, November 2015) by Danny Bowien with Chris Ying. Chongqing Chicken Wings It’s well known that the sign of a great dish is its ability to silence a large group of noisy people, enraptured by what they’re eating. All you hear is slurping and crunching, silverware against plates, chopsticks clicking. When the dish in question is la zi ji,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Icing Wonderland Gingerbread Village at The Manor Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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A holy white blend from Lazio, Coenobium (Vendemmia 2013), 45% Trebbiano, 35 % Malvasia, 20% Verdicchio...from the nuns at Monastero Suore Cistercensi in Lazio... and Essential French Rose Wine (Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Mourvedre) Tasted this afternoon at Amanti Vino Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Heaven in my Glass last Friday at Del Posto Amarone Mater della Valpolicella, Domini Veneti 2008 from Cantina Negrar, a coop... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Light up the day Happy Thanksgiving 2015 Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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A timely recipe for before or after turkey binge Recipe, from The Quinoa [Keen-Wah] CookBook (Harper Wave, July 2015) by Maria del Mar Sacasa... Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Walnut Veggie Burgers YIELDS 4 (6-OUNCE) PATTIES Textural balance and difference is important to every recipe, but especially with veggie burgers. Have you ever had one that’s just plain mushy? If so, it was probably your last until now. This recipe, with sweet potatoes as a lightly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Not every American will go for their 'Fish Head Soup' recipe yet I am sure every one of them will find something to be awed by in Hartwood 'Bright, Wild Flavors from the Edge of the Yucatan' (Artisan Books, Fall 2015) by Eric Werner and Mya Henry. The couple decided to leave their New York restaurant jobs and pack up their bags for Tulum (Yucatan, Mexico) to build their dream restaurant open to the skies.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Time for one pot cooking the Japanese way with Donabe, Classic and Modern Japanese Clay Pot Cooking (Ten Speed Press, October 2015) by Kyle Connoughton and Naoko Moore Pork Snow Balls Shiro-mushi Dango Serves 6 to 8 as part of a multicourse meal Equipment: 1 large (3-quart/3 l) donabe steamer These heart dumplings look like shiny snowballs, and they make me feel festive every time I make them. Pork meatballs are covered in sweet rice... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Fresh off the press, Art Place Japan 'The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale and the Vision to Reconnect Art and Nature' (Princeton Architectural Press, November 3, 2015) opens a window to all of us who are not part of the 500.000 people who were lucky to participate in Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale since 2000. How does event reconnect art and nature as illustrated in book? In Guided by Art through the Satoyama Landscape, the playful Tsumari in Bloom... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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10 Do's and Don'ts are back, after a hiatus with Edinburgh in the picture. Thanks to Danielle Ellis of Edinburgh Foody for sharing. "Edinburgh Foody is Edinburgh's longest running food blog written by Danielle, Caroline and Slaine. We are always happiest when tucking into a good meal made from Scotland's finest ingredients with a wee cocktail on the side!" Edinburgh 10 Do's and Don'ts DO'S -Dine at the very best at a reasonable price We... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Pizza for Tea Time, Wild Mushroom and Tea Smoked Cheese Pizza from Artisan Pizza, To Make Perfectly at Home (Kyle Books, November 2015) by Giuseppe Mascoli and Bridget Hugo. Giuseppe Mascoli is the man who started Franco Manca in Brixton in 2008... Wild Mushroom & Tea-Smoked Cheese Pizza Smoked cheese makes an interesting alternative to mozzarella on pizzas, and you can purchase great smoked cheeses from many producers. If you want to try smoking cheese... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at Serge the Concierge