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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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Pocketful of Fries As in Fries! An Illustrated History of the World's Favorite Food (Princeton Architectural Press/ April 26, 2016) by Blake Lingle, cofounder of Boise Fry Company. For more on this pocketful of fries, read Blake Lingle interview on PA Press blog. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Serge the Concierge
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Spin that Beer, Mr. DJ, From Cleveland, Great Lakes Brewing 'Turntable Pils' Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Not just for cancer patients to get their strength back in The Meals to Heal Cookbook, 150 Easy, Nutritionally Balanced Recipes to Nourish You During Your Fight with Cancer ( Da Capo Lifelong Books, April 2016) by Susan Bratton of Savor Health and Jessica Iannotta. Bull’s-Eye Skillet Avocado Eggs Time: Prep: 10 minutes; Cook: 30 minutes Serves 2 This dish uses avocado halves as an appealing, edible “cup” for eggs. These can also be served... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Berries and Cream Mojito or Peppermint Chocolate Mojito, Your Pick That's what I was pondering after reviewing mint offerings from Dreyer Farms.... Plantings are a start Emerald and gold, pineapple and orange were other options Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Pop Licking by the Busload thanks to Lickalix In their own words, "hanmade natural icelollies with a soul made with fresh fruits, gluten and dairy free (* Image snapped from Lickalix on Twitter) Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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Hog Heaven With Lancaster Brewing Hop Hog IPA Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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No Ring in this Roman Ciambella Cake caught while window gazing Maybe it's not a real 'Ciambella' cake after all, just an American twist on it If this piqued your curiosity, try Ring and a Pot Ciambella Recipe from Rachel Eats (December 14, 2011) Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Serve a Flavorful Side, Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest and Mustard from Floyd Cardoz: Flavorwalla by Floyd Cardoz (Artisan Books, April 5, 2016) Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest and Mustard Serves 6 to 8 I always preferred sautéing or roasting asparagus until I started growing it in my garden. I don’t know if it was the proximity of garden to grill that provided a push in this direction, but from the first time I grilled... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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All Salami but Chocolate Salami removed from Retailers Shelves this Friday (* Image courtesy of Sweet Things, Chocolates, Candies, Caramels & Marshmallows to Make & Give -Kyle Books, by Annie Rigg ) Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Carrot Mustard Crusted Arctic Char 1 of the Main Dishes at Maille Evening, New York, March 29 Hosted by Tasting Table Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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You Can Have Your Cake and Easter Egg Too, Happy Easter 2016! Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Napping Rabbits and Resting Eggs, Poco Dolce Easter Chocolate Offerings (* Image from 'Poco Dolce' website) Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Many Bunnies, Many Eggs, Shop Window, Easter 2016 Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Boulevard of Beers, 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer courtesy of Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City, Missouri Beer on my radar 2 days before St Patrick's Day 2016 Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
Pascale Joyeux Anniversaire avec quelques jours de retard. Je viens de realizer que nous avons tous les deux commence nos blogs en Mars. Tu avais un an d'avance sur moi. A plus Serge
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12 ways to pop open Wine with small sample of Vivanco Wine Museum 'Corkscrew Collection' Caught my eye thanks to Rioja Wine USA who notes that full collection has no less than 3,000 pieces. (* Photo courtesy of 'Rioja Wine USA') Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Lean Back with 'Backseat Berner' Dog of an IPA Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Why juice when you can soup? Start with 'Perks of Being Purple Cauliflower Soup' from Soupelina's Soup Cleanse, Plant-Based Soups and Broths to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Transform Your Life (Da Capo Lifelong Books, February 2016) by Elina Fuhrman. The Perks of Being a Purple Cauliflower Soup Sometimes I wonder how people eat all the fake stuff when Mother Nature gives us such beautiful organic flavors and colors. Walking through the farmers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Very berry breakfast or brunch with this recipe from The Quinoa [Keen-Wah] CookBook (Harper Wave, July 2015) by Maria del Mar Sacasa... FRESH RASPBERRY–QUINOA PANCAKES Yields 10 (5- to 6-INCH/12.5- to 15-Centimeter) Pancakes These pancakes are lighter than those in your standard stack: slender and slightly crisp on the outside, light and lacy with assertive raspberry flavor. The raspberries are blended into the milk before being added to the batter----a solution to having pockmarks of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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140th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard Mural, Harlem Street Corner Sights Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 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