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ARCHIVE OF THE YEAR 2009
Winter 2009 - Centurion Magazine
Two of NYC’s best chefs, Wylie Dufresne and Daniel Boulud work together to come up with a tasting menu together blending tradition, the avant-garde and their own personal styles.
December 27, 2009 - The Boston Globe - Travel
BRUSSELS, Belgium—Belgium is boring.
That was the preconception. Then I remembered: great fries, friendly people, beautiful architecture, and beer that makes aficionados drool.
What was I thinking?
I grab a cone of fries and head to a brewery where I begin to understand why beer, particularly lambics - “wild beers’’ that are products of “spontaneous fermentation’’ and aged for three years in oak barrels - runs in Belgians’ veins…
The New Waver - December 2009
A bit of post-award flattery segues into a story about two high-end, eco-friendly chefs - Jean-Marie Amat near Bordeaux and Alain Passard in Paris…
Sunday, December 13, 2009 - The Boston Globe - Travel - RAVE
A needed breath of fresh air has hit the northeastern arrondissements of Paris, slowly luring Parisians and tourists alike away from the city center. Here’s one of the best of the bunch…
November 16, 2009 - Agence France Presse
Before the Copenhagen Climate talks, wine experts weigh in on why it’s in the industry’s best interest - and their own financial interest - to go green.
Sunday, October 11, 2009 - The Boston Globe - Travel
I grew up driving a route that has disappeared.
For years, our family would hop in Dad’s silver diesel Dasher wagon every weekend for the drive from my hometown of Atkinson to our Lakes Region cottage. For 66 miles along Routes 111, 125, and 11, it was New Hampshire at its best: tree-lined local highways passing through small towns flecked with mom-and-pop establishments.
Sunday, October 4, 2009 - The Boston Globe - Travel
Where so many things can seem so big, impersonal, and expensive, New York City offers intimate, delectable tidbits for the visitor and the native
Sunday, September 20, 2009 - The Boston Globe - Travel
On a trip through the Bordeaux countryside, I find a region of unexpected extremes - relaxed and sophisticated, wild and wonderfully civilized - a mix that demands the grandeur of a composed photo and the spontaneity of a point-and-shoot…
Fall 2009 - Centurion Magazine
Sequestered in Oregon’s picturesque Willamette Valley, could American Charlie Lefevre be about to change the face of the global truffle industry?
Fall 2009 - Platinum Magazine
Traditionally renowned for its beer, brewing in Belgium is still a love affair and lambics – ‘wild’ beers dependent on the naturally occurring yeasts in the air and an expert touch – are a conviction: a reminder of a different time and a balm for our own.
“When it comes to lambic,” cautions one producer, “forget everything you know about beer.”
August 30, 2009 - The Boston Globe - Travel
For better or worse, French wineries don’t have an American-style open-door policy for visitors. At many you have to call ahead to set up an appointment to visit. Now, they are playing catch-up and Bordeaux’s La Winery is ahead of the curve…
August 9, 2009 - The Boston Globe - Travel
On a no-frills budget? Drop the tourist routine and savor the City of Light’s simpler luxuries…
June/July 2009 - Paris Magazine
Sandy McKeen brings the special taste of raw milk and tender lamb straight from Normandy to the Paris streets…
April/May 2009 - Paris Magazine
By scouring the wholesale market for top-quality products, fishmonger Jacky Lorenzo draws demanding clients and chefs to his stall.
May 27, 2009 - Penthouse Magazine
We don’t quote Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy often (probably not often enough, in fact), but who better to sum up the appeal of a tour of Scotland’s distilleries? Story by William Spain, Photos by Joe Ray