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The Warehouse, The Island & The Turks

My trips to Amsterdam are not of the usual American-in-legal-Marijuana-Prostitution-country kind. In fact they are anything but. In my last two trips to this original New York, I have not even seen the red glow from the narrow allies of the Red Light District and rarely whiffed the tell tale scent...

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Old Saw Mill Delicious Dust

As those who follow religiously know, Missus Tasty and I spent a week (two weeks for her) in Northern Italy a few months back. Amongst the small lake towns, tourist trap cities and true Italian ONLY villages we hit, Milano was the in and out point. We saved 2 days for a walk through the fashion...

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Jim Haynes Supperclub • Paris

The above dish represents more than a tasty plate of home cooked food I consumed while in Paris. It’s a symbol of everything we stand for and write about. It signifies what drives us to explore and what comforts us most. In a word Dinnertime. We write about this a lot. It defines our...

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Porchetta Please

Kind of a Roman thing I came to realize. What’s different than most you’ve seen in the states is they use the whole damn pig. That’s why they are so damn big. I think these are closest to a Shwarma joint in that they start the day with a giant piece of meat and slowly slice it back...

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Italian Cookie

I realized that the stories from Italy can take months to properly explain. In the crunch of the Holidays and my burning need to share all the Italian goodies before the Italian-American goodies hit the holiday table, I am going to post my highlights in short order this week allowing you all a quick...

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Allora. I’ve been in Italy.

Hence the seven days of silence, tight pants and cured meat withdrawals. There is plenty to discuss and review so expect tons of Italian posts in the next few weeks as we slide right into our Italian-American Christmas. For now be satiated by this bowl of spaghetti carbonara I had just a few steps...

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Italian Woman Shows Me The Ropes

Forking Tasty – On a Farm Outside Rome from Anthony Anello on Vimeo. I took a tour and explored the catacombs just outside the city of Rome and after they brought us to a farm for some cooking lessons. We were making Gnocchi that day and the eatin was good. I had a lot of fun watching this...

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New Old Fashioned at Tom’s

You all know I am not the biggest fan of London food. But this meal definitely turns that idea on it’s head. I am going to let the pics speak mostly for themselves here. Before we get into that here is some ambiance. We arrived in a quaint part of chelsea and sauntered into the clean but...

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Hot Lunch London

London, England, not my favorite place to eat. But, that just makes it more interesting. It means you need to dig in and poke around more. Talk to people, find out what they like. That’s how you find what is good. I was in London for an entire week so there was a lot of “finding”...

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Fondue Fakeout

It was a holiday weekend and I headed up to Quebec City to meet Kelsey for 3 days. The Eurodam had a rare double over night and we took advantage. Quebec City is a fun little town with lots of restaurants, galleries, bars, clubs, a huge fort, and a lot of shopping. It was a beautiful day to just...

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High Thai-ed at the Beach

I had the pleasure to visit another one of my yBike riders, Kevin, when I was in England. Kev is one of the most active riders for the whole project and takes his photography very seriously. He lives in Brighton England, a spectacular, quaint, British beach town. He met me at the train station with...

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My Proper London

Any trip to London is not complete without at least one fish and chips meal and one Indian meal. This trip, the haddock was fried at the Fryers Delight. And, a delight it was. Paying for Mayo and tarter sauce is never a delight. Why do they do that again? Gandi’s provided the above plate of...

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The BCB!

My friend Matt mandated I find and try the breakfast at Maria’s Market café. He claims the best in London. I woke up early on a Wed and found my way down to the Borough Market. On Thurs, Fri and Sat it is a bustling produce, meat and flower mélange where purveyors and customers buy and sell the...

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St. John, be cool. Not really.

As the wheels of my plane from Copenhagen squeaked the tarmac I pulled out the SAS in flight magazine from the seat back in front of me. Tray table properly stowed of course. I flipped quickly through the glossy and stuck on a restaurant review for a place called St. Johns. An interview with the...

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Cricket. No, not for dinner.

Yahoo! sponsored the twenty20 world cup of cricket. I am not going to get into how the game is played and what the difference is between regular cricket and twenty20. Learn on your own. But I will get into the snacks. My friend and fellow Yahoo!, Andrew, invited me to a quarter final match between...

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London Italian

I was looking for a quick hit one day in London and every pub and restaurant was either no longer serving or not yet serving. I walked past an Italian restaurant that had a small sandwich shop next to it. I walked a few blocks more before deciding to return and order a salami and cheese on a roll. ...