A Taster's Journey is a newsletter on food, wine and travel. After 15 years of studying, tasting, teaching, and selling wine, I created this newsletter to not only share my passion about wine, but of food and travel as well. Each month I hope to share wines that I am drinking, food that is in season, restaurants that I have enjoyed, and places I have traveled. Enjoy!"

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Worth seeking out…

May 17th, 2004
  • If you like ice cream and sorbet, then you must visit Il Laboratorio del Gelato. Jon Snyder, the founder of Ciao Bella, opened this artisanal ice cream shop in August 2002. Their main focus is to custom design flavors for chefs, and do so in small handmade batches using the finest ingredients. The good news is that the lab has a small retail shop typically offering 12 different flavors. This gelato is creamy with intense flavor. They are located at 95 Orchard St NYC or www.laboratoriodelgelato.com
  • To add a little more crunch to your breaded dishes like pork chops or soft shell crabs use Panko breadcrumbs. These can be found in the Asian section of your grocery store or gourmet market.

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