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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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A first and playful excerpt from Mexico from the Inside Out by Enrique Olvera (Phaidon, $59.95, October 2015) , this first English language cookbook by chef from restaurant Pujol in Mexico City is worth buying just for its appetizing visuals. DIVORCED CHILAQUILES Chilaquiles divorciados Serves 4 INGREDIENTS Totopos 4 cups (about 1 l) corn oil 12 corn tortillas (page 214), eat cut into 8 triangles Green Salsa 3 cups (600 g) tomatillos ¼ white onion... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Serge the Concierge
Breakfast is meal your doctor tells you should not skip. This second excerpt from The Dairy Good Cookbook (Andrews McMeel, June 2015- edited by Lisa Kingsley) shows breakfast can be gritty. Spicy Sausage Grits ‘N’ Cheese PREP: 15 minutes MAKES: 4 servings Served alone or as a side to a plateful of eggs, these creamy, cheesy grits will wake up your taste buds with great spicy flavor. They’re perfect with a cup of strong coffee.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
Thinking Man Wine, Les Debonnaires 'Chinon' (2012) 100% Cabernet Franc (50 years old vines) from Domaine Carroi Bon Air, Luc Sebille, vigneron Carnets de Vins appropriately calls it ripe and silky Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
Maestro del Pomidoro, Perfect Wine Pairing for Emperor Tomato Ketchup (the music album) or Emperor Tomato Ketchup (the Japanese movie) Sangiovese by the way Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 1996 Domaine Robert Arnoux Chablis 1er Cru 2003 Vaillons For Burgundy lovers Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
Pigeonholed in Segovia Literally Then Pigeon out Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
1990 Grande Annee Bollinger Champagne for the people Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
1 World Trade Center... ...from West Side Highway Drive by photography, number 2 Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
Mural Graces Recycling Wall, Corner of 2nd Avenue and 11th Street, Brooklyn, New York Drive by photography Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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 Aug 27, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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 Aug 25, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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
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
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
Brut de Fut, Tenareze de Ladeveze, Book lovers Armagnac from Montreal Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
Mini in Sepia Tones Toulouse hotel garage What vintage and model is this car? Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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
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
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
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
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
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
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