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Starting the day in Newport: Franklin Spa

Boston-bound for the summer, Dan, Rudy and I headed east in our loaded up truck, every cranny strategically stuffed with belongings. Before reaching the big smoke, we decided to linger a little in holiday mode and stop in Newport for … Continue reading

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A Rhode Island Retrospective

I often find myself mindlessly wandering through old folders of photos on my laptop, perhaps fuelled by some nostalgic yearning to relive the stories captured through my lens. Yesterday I stumbled upon some images I took late last September on … Continue reading

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Home cooking goes south: Cast Iron Soul

For a humble city, New Haven offers a surprising variety of cuisines for the average gastronomic explorer. But a foreigner to southern cooking myself, the prevalence of mutations like Popeye’s and KFC, or even Stop ‘N Shop’s ‘fried chix’ that … Continue reading

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A meal between friends

As the sun retires early over the wintry horizon, weary skiers and snowboarders limp off the Jay Peak slopes, taking pleasure in the exhaustion of a long day’s riding. While the resort itself offers its own après-ski options, locals and … Continue reading

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The cool kid on the block

Read Bun Lai’s sprawling list of achievements on the Miya’s Sushi website and you’ll get a fairly good sense of what he’s all about. Eco-chef, seafood ambassador, award winner, renowned speaker, diver, sustainable farmer. But it really comes down to … Continue reading

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A sunny Sunday in Westville

I dare say it’s reprehensible that I let near three months pass by in New Haven without experiencing one of Westville’s famed bruncheries. So on a recent sunny Sunday, simmering in the last warm breaths of summer, I finally made … Continue reading

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Edible artistry

If, on tucking into one of Nancy Ackermann’s flamboyant creations, you feel that you are sampling a work of art, you wouldn’t be far off. Owner of 4 and Twenty Blackbirds Bake Shop which is now in its 18th year … Continue reading

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A two-wheeled tour of New York

A quick report from New York City…I spent the weekend touring several of New York’s boroughs by bike, which I discovered to be far more scenic and sanitary (albeit are more exhausting) than the subway. Gastronomically speaking, New York’s best … Continue reading

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The local lobster shack

Feeding time at Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale mirrors a frenzied menagerie. Hoards of people mill at the counters, animatedly gesturing to the menu boards as they inch closer to be served. Over the din, a server squawks, “number 18, … Continue reading

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That old chestnut

When I walk into Chestnut Fine Foods one weekday to ask if I can have a mosey around with my camera, co-owner Patty Walker suggests to me, “You must come inside the kitchen and see my mother, Eleanor. She 89 … Continue reading

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