Opinion

My Opinion On All Things Food and Cooking Related
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.


What Mayonnaise Tastes Best

September 4, 2006 95 Comments
What Mayonnaise Tastes Best

What Is The Best Tasting Mayonnaise Around Today? I was looking through my latest addition of Fine Cooking, one of my favorite cooking magazines, and saw an article on “Rating Mayonnaise”.  I’m not sure what your favorite mayonnaise is but it’s most likely the one you grew up with and you aren’t going to change […]

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The Perfect Jersey Shore Meal in August

August 18, 2006 0 Comments
The Perfect Jersey Shore Meal in August

There are few meals I look forward to more than the ones we prepare at the Jersey Shore in the month of August. This is the time when the corn is perfect, the beefsteak tomatoes are full of flavor, the steamers are plentiful and everyone is famished from spending the day at the beach. Speaking […]

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Dining on Vacation

August 16, 2006 0 Comments
Dining on Vacation

Our first day at the Jersey Shore and it was wonderful. A bike ride in the morning, a day at the beach, ocean temp perfect, decent waves and dinner at our favorite local restaurant, Carmen’s in Sea Isle City. Why do I like this restaurant? Several reasons and some of them hit on what I […]

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What’s Cooking at Your House This Summer?

August 10, 2006 11 Comments
What’s Cooking at Your House This Summer?

I’ve been going on in this blog telling you what I’ve been cooking this summer but would love to hear what you’re cooking. I interested in hearing from my newsletter subscribers, bloggers and daily visitors what special dish have you tried this summer season. I’m sure there’s a lot of grilling going on and plenty […]

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What Are Your Favorite Cookbooks?

March 30, 2006 52 Comments
What Are Your Favorite Cookbooks?

Some of Your Favorite Cookbooks Right now Philadelphia is hosting the 22nd Book and the Cook event that pairs cookbook authors with local restaurants. In past years, the event has brought Philadelphia such food stars as the late Julia Child, Craig Claiborne, Ming Tsai and many more. So I thought it would be fun to learn […]

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