A BONA FIDE SUSHI PLETHORA DILEMMA

By Larry Levine – I can hear the sarcastic groans of sympathy even before I write these words. But I’m suffering with a sushi plethora dilemma. There are too many excellent sushi restaurants in my life. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know; there can’t be such a thing. So, how... Read More

A BRATWURST BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A SAUSAGE

By Larry Levine – Stop at 40 sausage shops in Germany and ask for bratwurst; there’s a good chance you could get 40 different sausages. That’s right. Bratwurst is not a name of a specific sausage. “Brat” is German for chopped meat and “wurst” is German for... Read More

15 TOP PICKS BY READERS IN 2012

By Larry Levine – Can you name 132 countries? I can’t. I tried it recently and topped out somewhere in the mid-80s. The venture was precipitated by information that came to me by way of Google Analytics: The online food magazine you currently are reading... Read More

LET’S TALK DELI / stop claiming what’s new is old

By Larry Levine – Let’s talk deli – Jewish deli. It will be a discussion inspired by the latest edition of Bon Appetit. The cover of the September issue touts: “Holy pastrami. The Jewish deli is back.” That’s more than enough to pique my curiosity and send me... Read More