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Last November I had the pleasure of shooting some of the signature dishes at Golden Temple.  The restaurant is an old Brookline institution, if you grew up in the area or went to a university in Boston chances are you’ve been there and had a scorpion bowl or three.  In fact, of all the shoots […]

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Over the past few months I’ve been getting emails from readers about restaurant recommendations when they’re visiting London.  I thought I’d make it easier for those who are now planning their travel itinerary to share my top 5 picks on where to eat in London in 2015: Restaurant Story 201 Tooley Street London SE1 2JX +44 (0)20 […]

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It seemed I couldn’t scroll through my Facebook or Instagram feed without feeling a pang of seafood envy as friends from New England relentlessly posted photos of meaty scallops, giant buttery steamers and the ever gorgeous sunburnt Maine lobster throughout the summer.  During my two week stay in Boston, loading up on seafood was a high priority.

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When it comes to ramen it’s best to pull your hair back, tilt forward and start slurping… loudly.  Even better, go solo to avoid awkwardness about breaking the western protocol for good table manners or make polite conversation mid slurp. I recently made my way to Dean Street in SoHo, perhaps one of my favorite streets in […]

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It was 10:30 am on a Saturday morning.  There was a thickening crowd of people in Borough Market as I made my way to Rabot 1745, a restaurant with a cacao-centric menu, for 10:45 am reservations.  The food stalls were open and alive with energy while some of the restaurants were slowly awakening.  Elliot’s Cafe, one of my favorite […]

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