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My burger doneness color strip March 19, 2009

Looking at them now these almost look more like Mark Rothko paintings than hamburgers.

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When is a cappuccino like a blueberry muffin? March 19, 2009

Before returning to London from New York I sent this Tweet from El Beit coffee bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (map): If…

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Does anyone know what rare is anymore? March 18, 2009

When I ordered my bespoke burger rare at the Santa Monica  (California) location of The Counter, my waitress asked, “Do you…

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A siphon coffee at LAMILL COFFEE in 4 minutes & 15 images March 17, 2009


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The world’s best New York pastrami is still not in New York March 14, 2009

How much heat did I, a native New Yorker and food critic for the hometown Daily News, take for insisting that…

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Spared the disgrace of a cow’s milk cappuccino March 1, 2009

Caffe Luxxe pulls some of LA’s best espresso shots and, situated amid the casual-chic shops of Santa Monica’s moneyed Montana Ave, it…

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Cold olive oil spread February 13, 2009

By freezing and then partially thawing extra virgin olive oil, three-star chef Gérard Passédat of Le Petit Nice in Marseille transforms EVOO…

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Bistro steak with Béarnaise sauce February 11, 2009

Parisian bistro chefs invariably prefer the sizzling sear of a frypan to that of a charcoal or wood-fired grill for their…

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Eau de café – the next big thing in designer perfumes? February 10, 2009

The coffee craze and the ensuing demand for coffee ice creams, brandies and sodas have caught the attention of International Flavors…

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Vac pots – the old-tech alternative to the $11,000 Clover coffee brewer January 25, 2009

Starbucks was not seeking to buy indie cred, nor was it trying to undermine the bragging rights of small artisan coffee…

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