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Talapia and flounder ceviche

Throwing caution to the wind

The thing I can say best in Spanish is “Mi Espanol es muy mal,” which means, “My Spanish is very bad.” I have practiced saying it so many times that I pronounce it perfectly and the Mexicans in Oaxaca, where my sister, Janet, and I recently spent much of this past February and March, didn’t believe me.


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Glazed chicken wings with sesame seeds
 

Finger-lickin’ good

I’ve heard some people say they adore lobster, but they’ve never actually eaten one—not really. These people have been served a lobster tail in a restaurant, sometimes alongside a hunk of steak. This is referred to as “surf-and-turf.” The surf is eaten with a knife and fork under a cloak of melted butter and perhaps a squirt of lemon juice.


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Spinach, gruyere cheese and roasted tomato strata

A Hippies Diet

I was in my early teens when my mother took to wearing a pendant around her neck that read, “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” Around my own neck, I wore many strands of “luv” beads that I had strung myself, some of them made of apple or watermelon seeds.


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Sliced pork tenderloin

Oink Oink

It was the roast suckling pig at a tiny tapas restaurant that did me in. Believing meat to be less healthful than other options, I had not tasted pork, beef, or lamb for over 30 years. There were no moral issues involved for me; I just tried to eat as healthily as I could.

Staying toasty in winter

Why not get right to the point? I don’t like winter. It’s an annual refrain anyone who knows me has heard. The beauty of newly fallen snow aside, there are myriad reasons for my ill feelings about this season. I’m scrawny, with little body fat. Wearing layers of shirts and sweaters indoors, especially when cooking, is cumbersome.


Photo from the Piccolo Paese Ristorante website

Foster Supply Hospitality, already operating several establishments in the area, will assume control of a northern Italian restaurant in Liberty.
 

Foster Supply Hospitality branches into Liberty

LIBERTY, NY — Foster Supply Hospitality, the team behind The Arnold House, North Branch Inn, Nine River Road, The DeBruce and most recently, The Cabin at Hessinger–Lare, will now also operate Piccolo Paese Ristorante, a northern Italian restaurant.

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