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!
I have a confession to make: as a cook, I am much more a savory guy than a sweet guy. The origins of this may be my taste — I lack a significant “sweet tooth” — but I suspect innate talent (or lack of it) is part of the picture. Expect great things from me for appetizers and main courses. Expect “pretty good” for dessert.
I’m off! I left town just before July 4th, and will be on the road doin’ all those wonderful summer things until next week. So…no Tuesday post this week…look for my next on Tuesday, July 16!
By the way, just before leaving New York…I attended the Summer Fancy Food Show, and tasted some wonderful things (among my faves, in timely fashion, were intense sun-dried tomatoes from Egypt!)
Fourth of July does not have to be all hot dogs and burgers! In fact, I like to celebrate this day by paying homage to the various ethnic strands in our great big beach blanket. This year, I decided…it’s going to be Greek. Not too difficult, when the homage is this delicious!
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Journalist, television personality, and cookbook author, David Rosengarten has covered great food products, restaurants, wines, gastronomic travel destinations, and related subjects for over 25 years...
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