The Oyster Century Club Presents: iPhonography with Brian Samuels – Shoot + Slurp = Success

December 11, 2013

Don’t you love pulling off the impossible? Pull an event together in no time? Drop it right between Thanksgiving and Christmas? Shows you what a few dedicated oyster lovers can do – Thanks to Ashton and Brian and many thanks to Maré for opening early so we could benefit from the great light in the […]

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Food Gifts by Mail – Five Great Choices

December 11, 2013

A friend asked me about favorite products to send to foodies on your gift list. I tossed off this quick list of five and thought I may as well share it here for those of you not following my every twitch on social media. I buy mail order for some things and these are terrific […]

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Stout Granita Oysters – Come Shoot and Slurp with the Oyster Century Club this Saturday at Mare Oyster Bar!

December 5, 2013

Pairing stout with oysters isn’t a bad idea, here’s a granita made with Guinness. What works in this photo? What doesn’t? Come learn how to shoot dead sexy food photos from a pro: Brian Samuels. Join the Oyster Century Club© and award-winning photographer Brian Samuels this Saturday, December 7th from 12:00 – 2:00 for a very special slurp and learn. […]

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Sweet Potato Pie – a Sweet Bridge to the Past

December 4, 2013

Maybe it was the surprise meeting with a friend from decades ago. Maybe it’s the holidays, the end of the year, the encroaching birthday…but I was feeling a little nostalgic the other day. There I was, few days past Thanksgiving and the leftovers were nearly all gone, transformed into new dishes (croquettes, soup, muffins) or […]

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Oyster Lovers – Join us for a Special “Slurp and Learn” Oyster Century Club Event!

December 1, 2013

The Oyster Century Club© invites you for a special midday oyster tasting event.     BREAKING NEWS: PARTICIPANTS ALSO GET FREE ADMISSION TO THE EAT BOUTIQUE HOLIDAY MARKET! …register today, we’ll all head over after….    They Shoot Oysters, Don’t They? This Saturday, December 7 from 12 – 2 , we’ll be enjoying oysters and special […]

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How to Handle the Sticky Situations and Prickly Guests at the Holiday Table

November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving etiquette tips. Who needs ‘em? We all do! Whether you’re hosting or joining someone else for Hanukkah, Thanksgiving or other big event types of dinners, it is that time of year when nerves can be sensitive and tempers sometimes short. Couple that with free-flowing booze and the potential for fireworks increases. We’ve all endured the […]

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Jack’s Killer Sweets – Orange, Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

November 27, 2013

As a former editor of mine once said, “who doesn’t need more Bourbon around the holidays?”  These sweet potatoes are a standard item on our Thanksgiving menu, one that I’m told cannot go away. This year, I modified it for a Kitchen Confidence client who needed a non-alcoholic version for kiddos. This would pair equally […]

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Fresh, Tart, Salad – Perfect Foil to all the Buttery, Braised and Roasted Thanksgiving Foods

November 26, 2013

I realize some people don’t love fennel as much as I do. But I think even more have simply never had it. Pity. Maybe I can persuade you to try it? When we’re preparing a meal that has so many rich, baked, braised, roasted, covered-in-gravy type components, a nice tart, crunchy salad is perfectly refreshing to have as […]

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Four Thanksgiving Dishes to Please Any Crowd

November 25, 2013

If you want something as a “ta- da” dish — a centerpiece that’s not meat, I’ve got some dishes to consider. First, think of the all the sides that we love. Many or most of them don’t require any meat or meat stock to be crowd pleasing. People love stuffing and gravy. Why not do […]

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Go Here, Eat This: (Not) Osushi Harvard Square

November 24, 2013

When we got last minute tickets to see the Yamato Taiko Drum troupe at the Sanders Theater in Harvard Square we thought it would be a good opportunity to try out the new, expanded OSushi – recently relocated from the tiny boîte in Copley Square. The Menu Korean influence is immediately apparent in the expanded […]

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