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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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Vegan Pesto, Basil and Gotu Kola Pesto with Flores Candlenut Captured and Tasted in Indonesian pavilion at Summer Fancy Food Show 2015 Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Serge the Concierge
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Croxetti Wafer Thin Pasta from Morelli reminds me of Ostie served at Communion Captured on Monday, June 29 at Summer Fancy Food Show 2015. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Serge the Concierge
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Needs Custom Shelve, Chinese Okra Oversteps its Boundaries at Kam Man Market in East Hanover Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Mango power Friday lunch with this recxipe from Vegan with a Vengeance, 10th Anniversary Edition (Da Capo Lifelong Books, May 2015) by Isa Chandra Moskowitz of Post Punk Kitchen... Fresh Mango Summer Rolls with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce Makes 25 Rolls 4 ounces very thin rice noodles 25 rice paper wrappers (plus extra in case some tear) 1⁄4 cup roasted peanuts, very finely chopped 1 mango, peeled and sliced into matchsticks (see Fizzle says,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Beerenauslese or Kabinett Riesling concentrated or Mariengarten Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Potager, Thai Basil and Cocozelle Squash from Dreyer Farms ...Added to my Vegetable Garden Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Eggs Shakshuka, Brunch at MishMish, Happy Fathers Day 2015 Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Scared to Swim, Take a sip of 'Volume Morto' before entering the water (* Image from Lu Lins Facebook page) Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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2011 Tavel Rosé Lunch, Menu by Jose Dahan, April 29, Hospice du Rhone, Paso Robles One of these things you dig out when sorting out papers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Roses and Grapefruit, Summer Treat 'Pamplemousse Rosa' by Claire Damon at 'Des Gateaux et du Pain' in Paris... Rose essence from Grasse and organic grapefruit from Corsica... Too bad I will not have time to stop by Des Gateaux et du Pain when I catch my train to Nantes at Gare Montparnasse in July. (* Image from Des Gateaux et du Pain Facebook page) Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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A wine that sings Domaine les Cantates, Savoie, Chignin Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Amariniers Signargues, Grange de Piaugier, La Janasse Reserve Time to Rhone , Rhone Wine Trio Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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June 9, Clear your New York Evening Schedule for 37th Museum Mile Festival... From 6 to 9 pm, you get free access to The Africa Center, Museo del Bario, Museum of the City of New York, The Jewish Museum, Cooper Hewitt, National Academy Museum and School, Guggenheim Museum, Neue Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
It's been a while since the last 10 Do's and Don'ts , New Orleans (September 2014) was published. This new installment on Turin was actually first published by Lucia Hannau on Turin Epicurean earlier today (June 6). 10 Do's and Don'ts in Turin Our Twitter friend Serge the Concierge invited us to write this post following his do's and don'ts frame. Naturally, there are many things to do and see here, but these are the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Vegan Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts from Sweet Avenue in Rutherford (New Jersey) Or edgy offering, Savory Chorizo Donuts, courtesy of Olympic Provisions from The Mighty Gastropolis Portland (Chronicle Books. 2012) by Karen Brooks with Gideon Bosker and Teri Gelber. Make your pick for #NationalDonutDay Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Bright Iris Bouquet for Rainy Friday Montclair Presby Memorial Iris Gardens on May 25th Bloom season ends soon. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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We are deep in the molasses with this second recipe from Real Sweet, More Than 80 Crave-Worthy Treats Made with Natural Sugars (William Morrow, March 2015 ) by Shauna Sever. Dark, Fudgy Muscovado Brownies Makes Twenty-Five 1½-Inch Squares Dark muscovado sugar pulls double duty in this insanely rich, fudgy brownie—the sugar’s deep molasses flavor marries fabulously with bittersweet chocolate, and its moist quality (along with a gooey hit of brown rice syrup) contributes a chocolate... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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You'll need a shoulder to lean on for this recipe from Pure Pork Awesomeness: Totally Cookable Recipes from Around the World (Andrews McMeel, March 2015) by Atlanta chef Kevin Gillespie and David Joachim. Tacos al Pastor Feeds 4 When I was 20, my Mexican friend Vincente took me to Mexico City for tacos al pastor. We walked up to this super-busy stall that had spits of marinated, sliced, and stacked pork rotating near a fire—almost... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Grilled corn is a summer staple that brings a little sun on rainy Monday with this recipe from The Grilling Book (Bon Appetit/ Andrews McMeel Publishing, April 2013) edited by Adam Rapoport... Elote (Mexican Grilled Corn) 8 servings Vegetable oil, for brushing 1 tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. cayenne pepper 8 ears of corn, husked ¼ cup mayonnaise or unsalted butter ½ cup crumbled Cotija cheese, Parmesan, or ricotta salata (salted dry ricotta cheese) 1... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Party view New York street traffic from windows of Workman Publishing, May 27 Closest I got to #BEA15 Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Feed your fire with this Italian-American classic from Feeding the Fire, Recipes and Strategies for Better Barbecue and Grilling (Artisan Books, May 2015) by Fette Sau BBQ Joe Carroll and Nick Fauchald... Grilled Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Sandwiches Makes 4 servings I generally recommend the hot variety over sweet sausage in this classic Italian-American sandwich. The best way to grill sausages is to lay them parallel to the grill grates so they nestle in between... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Dynamite with Scoop of Ice Cream, Rummy Roasted Pineapple Pudding Cake, this cake recipe comes from pages of Real Sweet, More Than 80 Crave-Worthy Treats Made with Natural Sugars (William Morrow, March 2015 ) by Shauna Sever. Rummy Roasted Pineapple Pudding Cake Makes one 8 × 8-inch cake From the outset, this appears to be any streusel-topped, brown-sugary crumb cake. But tucked within is a gold mine of caramelized, roasted pineapple chunks. And below that?... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Picnic or Garden Party, serve this drink from The Picnic, Recipes and Inspiration from Basket to Blanket (Artisan Books, April 2015) by Marnie Hanel, Andrea Slonecker, Jen Stevenson... Elderflower Pimm’s Cup Serves 1 Is there anything better than a summer sipper that contains a sizeable snack? You’ll like this light spirit just as much as its pretty accompaniments. Pack your cooler with individual cocktails for a delicious, cheerful refreshment. 2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1 Cup... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Foraging the meaning of present day Rhone on 64th floor of One WTC Spruce tips and Everlasting peas tasting included Morels too #Time4Rhone Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Serve your guests an American tradition with this recipe from Made in America: A Modern Collection of Classic Recipes ( Andrews McMeel. April 2015) by the chef-owners of Bluestem (Kansas City, MO) and Rye (Leawood, KS), Colby and Megan Garrelts... Banana Cream Pie Makes one 9-inch pie On chilly winter nights, my mom would sometimes whip up a batch of warm vanilla or butterscotch pudding and top it with Nilla Wafers and sliced ripe bananas.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Serge the Concierge