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Win Or Die

Food Writing Though I’m not into most sports, I am addicted to Top Chef—mostly because it’s basically a blood sport, but with delicate sauces. So when I heard that Luminaria—the restaurant that chef ...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Zane Fischer

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Fire

Food Writing Standing on Grand Avenue near Lake Merritt in Oakland, Calif., a couple of weeks ago, I was hit by a wave of both personal and cultural nostalgia. The personal came from having lived in the neighborhood a coupl...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Zane Fischer

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Zia-nimator

Food Writing Let’s face it: The only reason to order a chicken-fried steak is pure guilty pleasure. Some people prefer to use the more wholesome-sounding synonym of “comfort food,” but it is what it is&mda...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Zane Fischer

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Max Pleasure, Min Pain

Food Writing On a clear, beautiful spring evening, I cruelly descended on Max’s with a barbarian horde of food writers, chefs and service professionals. It was a mean and unruly crowd, unfit for public display, and a ...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Zane Fischer

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Raaga-bond

Food Writing Raaga is positioning itself as “fine Indian dining,” and goes by the technical moniker of Paddy Rawal’s Raaga. The name has a kind of spooky pompousness like, say, Bram Stoker’s Dracula,...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Zane Fischer

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Pre-Shake Dwon

Food Writing Like many expectant and well-trained omnivores with carnivorous bents, I’m sniffing the air every day for signs that much-adored Santa Fe chef Brian Knox’s new lowbrow, high-quality burger stand has...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Zane Fischer

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Beauty and the Beat

Food Writing I never believed the myth of the ugly American until I saw it for myself: a whole parade of cacophonous, sweaty, engorged Americans—complete with sun visors, dangling cameras and bulges barely recognizabl...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Zane Fischer

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Back to School

Food Writing Johnny Vee, the free-spirited and jovial chef who commands the kitchen at the Las Cosas cooking school, is accustomed to both novice and accomplished home cooks suddenly stopping in their tracks like over-jelli...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Zane Fischer

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Week In Review

Food Writing Last week was Santa Fe’s turn on the New Mexico Restaurant Week roster. Fifty-four restaurants prepared special, prix fixe, bargain menus in order to lure customers during the promotional scheme, aimed at...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Zane Fischer

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Hunt for the Food Orchid

Food Writing Normally, if someone were to offer me a nice little cup of “vegan-aise,” I would look around for a stick with which to beat him. The only mayonnaise I’ll eat is the fresh-made, lovingly whiske...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Zane Fischer
 
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