Category Archives: Something Else

What does Fancy Food Show have against food bloggers?

I have been a fan of the Fancy Food Show ever since I was introduced to it by my client Harry and David in the early 1990s. It’s a strange bird: a trade show appealing half to buyers of high-end … Continue reading

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Tactical Bacon… the perfect holiday gift, but for whom?

Looking for the ideal Christmas gift for the person who has everything but hope? Tactical bacon, or tac-bac, may fit the bill. You get 9 oz in a $20 can which, since it’s already cooked, is in line with supermarket … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Saratoga Restaurant Week 2014

Why do consumer brands put coupons in the newspaper? To get trial from new customers who hopefully will become regular buyers. They know that many shoppers will buy just to get the discounts, and many of those who use the … Continue reading

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Taste NY Holiday Expo in Albany this Sunday, December 7

Attention local folks in upstate New York. Here’s a great opportunity to stuff your face and get some holiday shopping done while taking advantage of an unbeatable value: the Taste NY Holiday Expo which happens at the New York State … Continue reading

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What’s the first recipe in your cookbook?

I’ve been reading a lot of cookbooks recently. Some for research, some through authors I’ve met, some through random chance. And without naming names, I find that many miss out on the opportunity to sell the casual reader by making … Continue reading

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Gourmet vs. Gourmand Litmus Test

Are you a gourmet who eats slowly and deliberately to enjoy the nuances of the food? Or a gourmand who gets so much pleasure from the process you like to shovel food into your mouth with both hands? Here’s a … Continue reading

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A note to our readers

Over the weekend (I’m writing this Monday 7/28/14) we had to switch nameservers due to a capacity problem which would have been very expensive to fix. If you have had trouble accessing the site recently, with pages taking forever to … Continue reading

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More tidbits from the Summer 2014 Fancy Food Show

I had a nice taste test ready but need some ingredient confirmation from the producer… so we’ll mark time with a few “casuals” that didn’t make it into my previous post. This guy wants to sell artisanal home ramen kits. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sweet Corn Souffle

From Market Bistro Chef John Winnek. It’s more like a fluffy corn pudding or spoon bread than a true souffle, but its non-fussy nature makes this a perfect side dish for a cookout. Serves 8. Ingredients: 1 c polenta/corn grits … Continue reading

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My first spherification experiment

Longtime readers will assume Burnt My Fingers has jumped the shark when I tell you we spent last weekend forming carrot juice and pea soup into little globules. I have been doing some work with the folks at Modernist Pantry, … Continue reading

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