Tag: food


Free Tapas! Castilla y Leon, Spain


Free tapas with every drink is still the norm at some restaurants in Castilla y Leon, Spain . Had a great time at Restaurante Ezequiel in Leon. On the plate is Jamon,chorizo,salchichon and cecina; an air dried cured beef. A …



Churros in Castilla Y Leon, Spain. Simple, beautiful, incredibly delicious.…

Gin and Tonic at Bar La Española Cuando Besa in Valladolid. Spain

The best Gin and Tonic in the world.

The best Gin and Tonic in the world. I just got home at 3:00 am this morning from a fantastic trip to the Castile and León region of northwestern Spain. I toured countless castles, cathedrals, and palaces, but none of …

Mesón de Cándido in Segovia, Spain.

Mesón de Cándido in Segovia, Spain.

Cándido López, the third generation to continue the tradition of cutting their amazing roast suckling pigs with a ceramic plate at Mesón de Cándido in Segovia, Spain. The pigs are only 21 days old, roasted to perfection with crispy skin …

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving 2018 Northampton Mass

Happy Thanksgiving to all.…

Mook Sea Farm OysterGro™ cages on the Damariscotta river

Damariscotta Oyster Celebration

Check out my new story on the Damariscotta Oyster Celebration on Gonomad.com…

The Russell House Bed and Breakfast. Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

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During my recent trip to Maine while covering the Damariscotta Oyster Celebration, I stayed for three nights at the Russell House Bed & Breakfast, located just minutes from all the action in downtown Boothbay Harbor. Bed and breakfasts have …

Damariscotta Oyster Celebration, Maine.

otter-cove-oyster damariscotta-river

Great to pull up along side the Otter Cove Oyster Farm during the Tour de Source river cruise at the Damariscotta Oyster Celebration in Maine.…

Portugal: Ria Formosa Salt Harvesting

Harvesting Flor de Sal at the Ria Formosa Salt Pans In the Algarve, Portugal.

Harvesting Flor de Sal at the Ria Formosa Salt pans In the Algarve, Portugal.…

Nuno’s Grill & Pizza. Good and cheap food in the Algarve, Portugal

portugal, algarve-faro-grilled sardines at nunos grill and pizza

Love it when I find a place that has great food at a reasonable price. Nuno’s is simple, casual and fantastic. The fish is as fresh as you can get.

R. Gen. Humberto Delgado C, 8700-011 Fuseta, Portugal

Extremadura. Savoring the Taste of Spain


Check out my new story on Extremadura Spain featured on  Gonomad.com “Savoring the Tastes“…

Unagi In Narita Japan


Grilling Unagi (eel) in Narita Japan at Kawatoyo. A spectacular dish. The Unagi is cooked three times. Grilled, steamed and a final grilling in sauce to reach a luxurious finish. Really good.…

Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival 2016

Winner, chef Andrew MacLeod cooking at the final round of the p.e.i. shellfish festivals Garland chef challenge.

Chef Andrew MacLeod (right) winner of the Garland 10,000 dollars Chef Challenge at the P.E.I. Shellfish Festival last Sunday, dishes out a heap of steaming mussels in Competition with chef Mark Andrews.…

Eating Finland

eating finland

I just returned from a trip to Finland. Check out this link to EATING FINLAND a slide show on the exciting culinary scene happening all over the country.


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Eating Prince Edward Island

seafood chowder terre rouge pei

Checkout my new slide show, Eating Prince Edward Island on Gonomad.com…

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Hadley Asparagus

arparagus, hadley,ma.

Finally, the Asparagus are here. For me, their arrival is the defining point in the year when winter is truly over, and the bounty of spring begins. These are from my favorite farm stand, Alligator Brook Farm on rt. 47,  …

preview mass bela restaurant northampton

Bela Restaurant Preview

preview mass bela restaurant northampton photo paul shoul

Here is a LINK to Mark Roessler’s, and my Preview Massachusetts review of Bela vegetarian restaurant in Northampton MA.…

hu ke lau dancer

Hu Ke Lau-Preview Mass.

hu ke lau dancer

I love the Hu Ke Lau restaurant in Chicopee Mass. Hula dancers, comedians, and huge scorpion bowl drinks filled with a quart mix of every booze known to human kind. The food is great. I spent  some time in the  …

preview magazine-Blue Heron

Preview Mass-The Blue Heron


preview magazine-Blue HeronCheck out  the January issue of Preview mag. http://northamptondaily.ma.newsmemory.com/special.php?pSetup=northamptondaily_preview…

CISA locally grown farm products guide 2013 photo by paul shoul

CISA Locally Grown Farm Products Guide 2013

CISA locally grown farm products guide 2013 photo by paul shoul

My new cover of the CISA Locally Grown Farm Products Guide 2013. CISA ( community involved in sustaining agriculture ) is a fantastic organization that I have worked with for years. For more info, check out their website at buylocalfood.org

Amita Thai cooking class bangkok scraping coconuts

Amita Thai cooking class Bangkok

Amita thai cooking bangkok chefs assistants prepare coconuts


Amita thai cooking class founder and chef Tam Piyawadi.The Amita Thai cooking class is held at the home of Tam Piyawadi Jantrupon, A beautiful oasis on the banks of a canal in the old section of Bangkok. Tam is passionate about Thai cooking. Many of the recipes …

pasta class with chef Chris Eddy at the Winvian cooking school

Winvian Cooking School, Pasta Class with Chef Chris Eddy

pasta class with chef Chris Eddy at the Winvian cooking school

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In Litchfield Hills Connecticut, Winvian is a 113 acre oasis, artfully combining whimsy, nature and luxury. The second you enter the grounds, every detail says that this is …

thanksgiving dinner the turkey's revenge

Thanksgiving Dinner, The Turkey’s Revenge

thanksgiving dinner the turkey's revenge

I always knew the day would come when turkeys would turn the tide on thanksgiving dinner.…

northampton brewery waitress with huge tray of food

Northampton Brewery

northampton brewery waitress with huge tray of food

Brie Muth Kimball wrestles with a huge tray of food while working the deck at the Northampton Brewery Bar and Grill.…

Thailand love me-Gonomad.com

My new travel story, Thailand Love Me just went live on Gonomad. Check out it out.…

Talad Thai wholesale market in Thailand

Thailand Today

Talad Thai wholesale market in Thailand

sorting hot peppers thailand talad market

thailand talad market

45 Minutes out side of Bangkok, Talad Thai market is the largest in Thailand. This is not a place many tourists go to and it offers a  fascinating glimpse into everyday day life. . For more information on travel to …

Busan fish market south Korea

Jagalchi Fish market Busan South Korea

Busan fish market south Korea

The Jagalchi  fish market in Busan South Korea is the largest in the country. I only had a short time there, but was dazzled by the amount and variety of creatures harvested from the ocean. This is definitely a must …

saffron Consuegra Spain

Saffron, The Gold of Consuegra


saffron Consuegra Spain

This is  a pile of freshly picked Saffron from Consuegra, Spain. Many feel that is the best in the world. To learn more about Spanish Saffron, follow this link to Oro de Consuegra .…

Boston’s North End



Known as “little Italy” the North End is Boston’s oldest continuously occupied neighborhood. Last Saturday I spent a few hours walking and eating around Hanover st, Haymarket square and Quincy market. It was a beautiful day and the …

Dinner with Roseann tully of intermezzo for Atlantic canada

A Celebration of Atlantic Canada at the home of Intermezzo magazine’s Roseann Tully

Last Night I had the pleasure of meeting the amazing Rosanne Tully, CEO & Founder of Intermezzo Magazine, at a dinner in celebration of Atlantic Canada at her home. She is a gracious host and really knows how to put …