Opinion

What’s my opinion on matters of cooking, cooking techniques, school lunch boxes, fake food, or just about anything having to do with food? Here’s where you will find out. While I’m known as the Reluctant Gourmet, I have never been reluctant about sharing my opinions about food and cooking.  Whether it’s a post about what mayonnaise I think tastes best or a full-blown harangue about fast food, you’ll find it here.
 

In Search of the Perfect Lobster Roll

August 15, 2016 0 Comments
In Search of the Perfect Lobster Roll

My Wife & Daughter’s Pursuit of the Perfect Lobster Roll While Touring New England Colleges Contributing Writer – Meg Jones Last February, we coupled my daughter’s wheelchair basketball tournament in Baltimore with a search for the best lobster roll in the area.  That was pretty successful, and a lot of fun, so we decided to […]

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Trader Joe’s Is Going Mango Crazy

June 13, 2016 1 Comment
Trader Joe’s Is Going Mango Crazy

How Many Way’s Can You Sell Mango at Trader Joe’s? Was at Trader Joe’s this weekend to do a little shopping with my wife as we do most weekends and everywhere I turned there were products featuring mango. I’m figuring June must be mango month so I looked it up online and yes it is. […]

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Restaurant Wine By The Glass Markups

May 16, 2016 0 Comments
Restaurant Wine By The Glass Markups

How Much Do Restaurants Markup Their Wines By The Glass? My wife and I were out for a quick bite and a glass of wine last week and I was shocked when I learned that the $14 glass of Chardonnay wine I purchased came from a bottle of wine that cost the restaurant about $16. […]

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Restaurant Wine Markups

February 4, 2016 6 Comments
Restaurant Wine Markups

How Much Do Restaurants Mark Up Their Wines? Last weekend I enjoyed dinner with my wife and a friend of ours at a tavern in Philadelphia. We started at the bar waiting for our table and ordered two draft beers and one glass of wine. The bill was over $35. Ouch! We sat down and […]

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The Official Somm Movie Trailer

November 23, 2015 0 Comments
The Official Somm Movie Trailer

A Must See Movie for Wine Lovers This weekend my wife and I watched Somm on Netflix and loved it. Yes, we both enjoy wine from regions around the world and I used to collect some favorite Bordeaux wines from good vintages in the past but even if you don’t drink much wine, this is […]

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Official Burnt Movie Trailer

November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Official Burnt Movie Trailer

Have You Seen This New Culinary Movie? I have not seen Burnt yet but I’m looking forward to seeing it but I’m interested in hearing from those of you who have and what did you think of it.  I’ve read some of the critic’s reviews online but they are all over the place. I’m really […]

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What I Had For Dinner Last Night

October 18, 2015 0 Comments
What I Had For Dinner Last Night

What Did You Cook For Dinner Last Night? I thought it would be interesting to ask my Facebook friends what they had for dinner last night and start by posting what I had for dinner the night before. I wanted to know if people who visit my site are: Cooking at Home? Going Out For […]

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The 5:2 Diet for Beginners

August 27, 2015 0 Comments
The 5:2 Diet for Beginners

What Is the 5:2 Diet & How Does It Work? This week my I am starting the 5:2 Diet to lose a few pounds. We heard about it from my wife’s sister who lost over 20 pounds in just a couple of months so my wife decided to give it a try. I’m not a […]

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Top Food Movies of All Time

December 2, 2014 4 Comments
Top Food Movies of All Time

A Collection of Great Movies About Food & Cooking There have been so many great movies with food and cooking in the storyline. Doesn’t it seems like there are more and more of these movies being made every week? I think it has to do with the greater interest in food altogether.  With so many […]

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What to Pack in Your Childs Lunch Box

November 12, 2013 0 Comments
What to Pack in Your Childs Lunch Box

What To Pack In Your Kid’s Lunch Box My youngest daughter Maddie gave me the idea for this post and even helped write it. For many years, one of my stay-at-home responsibilities was making lunch for the kids. Sounds easy enough but for those of you who prepare your child’s lunch every day, five days […]

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