Christmas trees of New York City

Christmas in New York City is a magical time. If it weren’t for the pandemic, I would have loved to make another trip there this year. The last time we visited the Big Apple was back in 2017, when we stayed for a week in early December, right on time to enjoy the beginning of…

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My Michelin Star eats around the world

The Michelin Guide is a series of guidebooks that have been published annually by the French tyre company Michelin for over a century. First released as a guide to help French motorists find lodging on the road, they are now exclusively devoted to fine dining. Considered by many to be the hallmark of quality cuisine,…

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Italian-American meatballs in red sauce

Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic Italian-American dish, introduced by Italian immigrants in New York City sometime in the early 20th century. This dish differed significantly from the meatballs prepared back in the motherland. In Italy, meatballs known as polpette were much smaller, often no larger than the size of a marble. Unlike the Americanized…

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Winter break in New York City

I have visited New York City a few times, but there’s always something new to discover in this world class city. In 2017, Mr. Chuckles and I spent about a week there in early December. We found this to be a nice time to visit, as you get to experience the hustle and bustle of…

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