Category Archives: Friends

Lunch with an Old Friend Yesterday, Dinner Alone Today

Carol has been a good friend for 37 years, but it has been awhile since we’d seen each other. That was remedied yesterday when she came over for lunch. The menu choices were selected around vegetables and good breads. She … Continue reading

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Another great dinner at Pammy’s

I recently had a chance to go out to dinner with my good friend and CFO (Chief Fish Officer), Chris. We both agreed that getting a table early at Pammy’s in Cambridge, MA, would once again be a delightful experience. … Continue reading

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Lunch with Friends in Maine

We have close friends who live in Portland, ME. It’s about a 2-hour drive to go there, so we don’t go often. A better solution is often to meet halfway, which is usually Portsmouth, NH. When we decided to get … Continue reading

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Wood-Fired Lemon Pizza

Good food inspires all kinds of creative activity for me. Recently, I was looking over new Instagram posts from a few of the people I follow, and I was immediately struck by this one, from Chris Bianco, the founder of … Continue reading

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An Appropriate Message Today

It’s great having friends all over the world.  I received this in a text message from a friend in Hong Kong.  We’ve known each other for 31 years.  It seems appropriate to share this with you today — a warm … Continue reading

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Friday Night Pasta

I spent a very frustrating day Friday, during which I was wrestling unsuccessfully with the idiosyncrasies of iTunes on my Mac — attempting to transfer a Playlist and the accompanying 290 songs to my new iPhone.  By 7:00 PM I … Continue reading

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July dinner with Friends

We have some very good friends nearby, and we’ve known each other for well over 50 years.   While we share many things in common, pretty high on the list is a love of food and wine.  We had the opportunity … Continue reading

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NYC Trip – June 2018

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you will know that I make short pilgrimages to NYC a couple of times each year for FFW — i.e. Friends, Food, and Wine.  This year is unusual, in that my previous … Continue reading

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Pammy’s

We did go out to dinner a few times.  Far and away the best of those occasions was dinner at Pammy’s in Cambridge with our friends, Nick and Kelsey.  This new American Trattoria was alive with energy and full of … Continue reading

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April Food and Wine

April has been a good month (for food and wine, anyway), and it’s only half over.  Here is a sprinkling of highlights. Mucci Winemakers Event Nick Mucci and his brother, James, import some superb natural Italian wines from small, artisan … Continue reading

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