Those of you who follow this Tuesday blog duly noted, I hope, on Tuesday, July 16, my new and abounding love for…Holland!…based on my glorious trip there this spring. That piece documented my ardor for Amsterdam–even though I didn’t get high once!–and I promised a second Dutch piece soon.
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One of the best ceviches I’ve ever tasted is at Douglas Rodriguez’s wildly creative pan-Latin restaurant in New York City, Patria. Douglas says he got the idea for this spectacular dish in Honduras, a major producer of coconuts—though the inclusion of Asian elements is pure Rodriguez.
Yessiree…the vintage reports are already coming in…from the chile fields of Shenandoah County, Virginia!
As I hope you know, our dRosengarten.com/shop opened a year ago with amazing varietal chile extracts from a small farm in Virginia called Henry Family Farm. In what has been described as one of the best terroirs for chiles in the world…farmer Bob Henry toils under the Virginia sun cultivating the world’s greatest chiles, some of them rare, some of them actually endangered. These chiles are knock-out distinctive and delicious.
The Upper West Side of Manhattan is a great breakfast area–for here, many of the traditions of the old Jewish immigrants to New York are preserved. The “temple” of this cooking is Barney Greengrass, founded in 1908, where you can get an amazing array of smoked fish, bagels, bialys and egg dishes on a Sunday morning (or any morning!)
Holland…Where Have You Been All My Life?
(Yeah, yeah, I know exactly where. But why on earth didn’t I get there sooner???)
PART ONE: AMSTERDAM
Dear reader, as you’ve perhaps inferred from a few earlier posts…I was dazzled by my April/May 2013 trip to a country I’d somehow never visited before…Holland!
We’ll get to the wonderful food in a moment…but EVERYTHING about this place made me happy!
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