Dinner @ Dinner

August 12, 2011

What makes a restaurant the best in the world? If you ask me the idea of the World’s best anything is a ludicrous notion, especially when you are talking about food. How can the sublime tasting menus of Eric Ripert’s timeless Le Bernadin be consider inferior to the mad cap genius of Rene Redzepi’s NOMA. I’ve […]

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London: Briefly

August 11, 2011

I’ve spent a lot of time in London over the years, both living and visiting. So, call me jaded, but when I visit London now I enjoy walking, eating and visiting with friends and family. There’s not a lot left in me that wants to queue up at Buckingham Palace or the Tower of London. Been there, […]

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The Fat Kid Chronicles: London

January 3, 2011

The Gourmet:Every city has it’s food traditions, specialties and scenes. Some hold chefs and restaurants to high esteem, some weekend farmers and chicken coop tenders, some the importance of farmers markets and locavores. Lucky for me I have lived in places that respect each of these valuable resources. I benefited from the great restaurants of […]

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Fernandez & Wells

December 17, 2010

The Gourmet: When we started Gourmet & Gourmand it was meant to be a journal, a sort of virtual diary of our experiences with food and travel.  It wasn’t meant for anyone but us really. The fact that people actually read it is a perk.  Living in New Orleans we have, for obvious reasons, mostly focused on local […]

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London Calling

December 10, 2010

The Gourmet: Author Samuel Johnson famously said, “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford”. I think that pretty neatly sums up my opinion of the place. I love London. God, what a wonderful city. The history, culture, shops, sites, restaurants, […]

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Nanook of the North

December 1, 2010

The Gourmet: Before I met Gourmand there were warnings. The first day of graduate school orientation people who I would grow to trust and respect warned me to “watch out for that Norwegian guy”. There were other less gleaming endorsements, but I won’t repeat them here. Fate having her way, we clicked immediately. Of course our first […]

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