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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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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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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New York Night View (New Jersey too) from 64th Floor of One World Trade Center Before it's #Time4Rhone, Rhone Wines in New York... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Serge the Concierge
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La Maldicion (Vinos de Madrid), Sentido (Ribera del Duero), Bobal de San Juan (Utiel Requena) Spanish Red Wine Trio Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Heat up your vegetarian dip with this recipe from Salsas and Moles, Fresh and Authentic Recipes for Pico de Gallo, Mole Poblano, Chimichurri, Guacamole, and More (Ten Speed Press, April 2015) by Deborah Schneider of Sol Cocina... Salsa Verde (Cooked Tomatillo Salsa with Cilantro and Jalapeño) Makes about 3 cups Native green tomatillos are the most widely used base for salsas throughout Mexico. They have a tart-sweet taste that greatly enhances other flavors. The most... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Get your photo slices of London Thanks to Sohei Nishino 'Cities' Diorama London edition is part of Photo London (May 21-24, 2015) at Somerset House (* Photo of Photo London from Photo London Facebook page) Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Could not bake for Mom on May 10, make it up this week-end with this recipe from Back in the Day Bakery: Made with Love (Artisan Books, 2015) by Back in the Day Bakery Cheryl Day and Griffith Day... Jam Muffins Makes 12 muffins Jelly-filled muffins, our take on the doughnut-shop favorite, make our customers almost giddy when they come in for their morning coffee. The muffins are baked, not fried, but just like doughnuts,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Sunny New York Friday Afternoon, Quick snapshot taken while sitting in traffic on 6th Avenue near corner of 6th and West Broadway Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Bootstrap Your Cocktail on Siete de Mayo with this recipe from Tipsy Texan: Spirits and Cocktails from the Lone Star State (Andrews McMeel Publishing, June 2013) by David Alan, the Tipsy Texan . Persimmon Margarita Persimmons are one of the hallmarks of fall. From the time the temperature drops until the holidays, persimmons start making their way to the local farmers’ market. The waiting game can be almost unbearable, but once they are finally ripe,... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Salsa Cinco de Mayo away with this recipe from Salsas and Moles, Fresh and Authentic Recipes for Pico de Gallo, Mole Poblano, Chimichurri, Guacamole, and More (Ten Speed Press, April 2015) by Deborah Schneider of Sol Cocina... MANGO-HABANERO SALSA Makes about 1 cup The sweeter the fruit in a salsa, the hotter the chile has to be, and honey-sweet ripe mango is best matched with searing-hot habanero. But if habaneros are too hot for you,... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Resting Tree on Sandy Hook Inlet Beach Birthday Afternoon at Jersey Shore Wind made other side too chilly Walking the beach! Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Imagine a New York subway-MTA map that would include a line running to Albany and it gives you a sense of where this train line stands. The R3 line of Rodalies de Barcelona, the commuter rail and metro service for Barcelona metropolitan area, runs all the way from Latour de Carol (La Tor de Querol in Catalan) to Barcelona...(end of the line in top right corner of the map). If you travel from Toulouse to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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One of my main chagrins at wine tastings and events is the paucity of food. It will not be the case at Raw Fair, the natural wine event in London created by Isabelle Legeron. 2015 edition (May 17) will have an appetizing line-up of food offerings: "Three of London’s top natural wine venues will be onsite serving a delicious array of dishes. The latest addition to the booming Hackney dining scene, The Richmond, will be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Gordo, Not Gordito, Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon Blend from Yecla, imported in US by Ole Imports... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Beer that drinks like a meal from Founders Brewing... Or Old Capital by Keegan Ales... Tasted late March in Hudson Valley... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Just for the sake of sending it to Ms. Marmite Lover, I could not resist taking a picture of Vegemite (remember Men at Work 'Down Under') and Marmite shoulder to shoulder at Cost Plus World Market in Livingston. Even though this one and only location in New Jersey has been opened for about a year (according to staff member) I discovered the store while picking up an item for a client at Buy Buy Baby... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Vesuvius in the distance, a photo As opposed to Distant view of Vesuvius, a painting of an eruption (* Photo by JLS, early April 2015) Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Tasted in Kingston, Captain Kolsch German Style Ale ...from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Elmsford, NY Tasted in Kingston , New York that is Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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After Pink Zelda and Green Devil, 3rd and last excerpt from Cocktails on Tap, The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, March 2015) by Jacob Grier will add fireworks to your party. Firecracker 1 and 1/2 oz. rye whiskey 3/4 oz. Aperol 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice 1/2 oz. Rich Simple Syrup, see recipe below 2 dashes orange bitters 4 to 5 oz. (120 to 150 ml) hefeweizen Lemon peel, for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Following a 'quatre-heures' favorite of Mon Choux-Eclairs, here's a second and savory excerpt from London based Ms Marmite Lover second book Ms Marmite Lover Secret Tea Party (Square Peg-Random House UK, November 2014). The Cakewich: the sandwich that looks like a cake! This is not a joke dish. It is something people actually eat in Sweden on special occasions, where it’s called a Smorgåstårta. It’s also a good idea for people who don’t eat sugar,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Have a floppy ear rabbit chocolate holiday with this Maynard Rabbit from Oliver Kita in Rhinebeck (New York). Happy Easter 2015! (* Image from Oliver Kita Facebook page) Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Serge the Concierge
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Poisson d'Avril 2015 version Patrick Roger... April Fools Day 2015 (* Image from Patrick Roger Facebook page) Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Serge the Concierge