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WQED TV producer and PITTSBURGH Magazine back-page writer writes about his current work and assorted other things.

Entries from April 2010

We went. Worth it.

April 28th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Everywhere we’ve gone to shoot stories for this upcoming BREAKFAST SPECIAL, I’ve tried to ask all the people we’ve interviewed if they have a “Best Breakfast” of their lives. “Was there one morning or one special food or some special place where you had a superlative breakfast?” The answers are often fascinating and sometimes very […]

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Buckwheat pancakes all you can eat.

April 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Oh, there’s less than a week left to get yourself up to Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn near Angelica, New York. This is the unusual place that serves buckwheat pancakes three meals a day but only for 8 or 9 weeks a year.  The 2010 season ends this Sunday, April 11. The lines can be long, […]

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Helser’s and those beautiful Scotch eggs.

April 6th, 2010 · 4 Comments

On a Tuesday morning like this, I wish I were in Portland, probably at Helser’s on Alberta.   Yes, I wrote about our beautiful breakfasts there, but now Kevin Conrad has created this video taste of the place. These guys know how to make some scrumptious Scotch eggs and some good looking food.  (And a big […]

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Gritty video?

April 5th, 2010 · No Comments

I’ve already written a bit about our visit to Anson Mills in Columbia, South Carolina, but now we have some video back-up too.  It’s a “taste” of carefully produced heirloom grits.

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A cool Cuban café on a very old Florida street.

April 3rd, 2010 · 5 Comments

Sometimes I feel hopelessly behind in my blog.  Up till now, I haven’t written a thing about our one fine day in St Augustine, Florida, with Manny and Janett Herrero.   This was back on February 17, 2010.  It was a cool morning in northern Florida. Now our hard-working editor Kevin Conrad has prepared a […]

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