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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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In the shade of bastide of Fourcès, Gers July 16 Continue reading
Posted 23 minutes ago 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 yesterday 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 yesterday at Serge the Concierge
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While waiting for my Rodalies train to Barcelona in Latour de Carol, I was happy to catch a glimpse of a childhood favorite. Le train jaune, resting before its next trip. On practical note, Rodalies fare for 1 way trip from Latour de Carol to Barcelona is only 12 Euros. You pay fare in cash to controller. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Pig as Water Pitcher and Decanters at Els Encants Vells, Plaza Las Glorias, Barcelona, July 20. On my only visit as this bustling flea market is only opened Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (9 am to 8 pm) and left for Madrid on Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Passed by El Punt D'Oli, an all about Olive Oil Shop in Barcelona (Carrer de la Marina, 239) July 20th, on my way to La Sagrada Familia Unfortunately, I did not find time to come back and talk to the owner as planned. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Don't Let Good Mint Go to Waste with this 2nd recipe from Flavors of Summer (Ryland Peters & Small, April 2015) after Pissaladiere... Lamb and Mint Sliders
 with Roast Potatoes and Watercress Create a roast-lamb dinner
 in miniature form with these gourmet sliders. They taste great in a bun, but even better served inside roast potato rounds. 3 tablespoons olive oil 8 roughly-equal rounds of potato, unpeeled 200 g/7 oz. lean minced/ground lamb 6 fresh... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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House with coat of arms in Villacastin (Castilla y Leon), one hour and change outside Madrid My mother's father was born there, my Spanish roots Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Madrid after the rain Refreshing on a 100 degrees day, July 22 Just back from Segovia Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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After flying from Madrid on Thursday morning Back in the USA, Thursday evening Still adjusting Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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City with bales of hay as background scenery Segovia, Spain, July 2015 Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Arrived in Madrid after 2 hours and 45 minutes smooth ride from Barcelona in AVE train... Staying in Tetuan neighborhood Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Territori Guri asks people How they feel towards Tourism in Barcelona via #Twitter Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Sweet treats for the dairy free and gluten free in Barcelona Discovereed Gocce di Latte (Pla de Palau, 4) while meandering narrow streets of Born... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Un Bon Cafe, Coffee on Wheels, Rue d'Alsace, Toulouse, July 18, Summer of 2015 Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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A line was waiting patiently for their turn in front of We joined the fray and ordered Citron Basilic sorbet (Lemon Basil) and Nougat de Montelimar ice cream, a scoop of each. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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I was fortunate enough to wake up and start the day with a hearty breakfast at Les Bruhasses (Maison D'Hotes) in Condom (Gers). Along with crusty bread, local fresh figs, croissants, walnuts from a neighbor's tree and bread pudding smothered with caramel sauce, Helene had us taste her Melon de Lectoure and Pasteque jams. I still have to mention what was on table d'hotes last night. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Next Stop Condom After taking part in Bastille Day celebrations in Toulouse, Armagnac's calling Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Galettes and Ble Noir Calling When in Brittany! Books were part of book collection at Tykoumad, my Gite (bed and breakfast) in Locmariaquer (Morbihan) Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Driving a Cactus for a Week This Cactus is automatic (not a stick shift) and comes with GPS and air conditioning. It thankfully has a trunk big enough to accommodate most of my luggage. Rest occupies half of back seat. Cactus is a Citroen car no one has heard of in the USA. First Cactus i ever set foot in. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Sunny view entering Frankfurt Airport Bahnhof on morning of July 7 after getting off flight from Boston and on way to catch train to Koln then Kall. Visions of glass Train to Koln was 35 minutes late which puts German image of punctuality to rest. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Back to Summer of 2011, Mad Food Camo Copenhagen program cover Images of Copenhagen Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Happy 4th of July, 2015... Sail 4th of July cocktail party waters successfully with Dark and Stormy Float from Boozy Shakes (Ryland Peters & Small, March 2015) by Victoria Glass... Dark & Stormy Float A Dark & Stormy is the perfect summer cocktail. With an added few scoops of Ginger and Lime Ice Cream, summer just got cooler. 2–3 scoops Ginger and Lime Ice Cream (see below) 50 ml/13⁄4 oz. dark rum 275 ml/1 cup... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Find Cote d'Azur on your Plate for July 4th, Pissaladiere by Valerie Aikman-Smith from Flavors of Summer (Ryland Peters & Small, April 2015). Pissaladière with Provençal olive relish You will fall in love with Pissaladière the first time you bite into a slice. The saltiness of the anchovies and sweetness of the caramelized onions with olive relish is sensational. Ingredients: 375 g/3 cups all-purpose/plain flour 7 g/1⁄4 oz. active dry/fast action yeast 2 tablespoons fresh... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Serge the Concierge