WEEKLY COLUMN


Sacrifice

BARBERINO VAL D’ELSA, TUSCANY— There have probably been times in my life that I thought that I understood “sacrifice.” There might have been times I […]

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One Who Has Wintered Well

TAVARNELLE VAL D’PESA, ITALY— For the past two decades my body weight has fluctuated substantially, up and down, gaining and losing, in both directions. It’s […]

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Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM— For the 20 years I have written this column, I have never missed a week. Not one. No matter where I have been in […]

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Expired

My wife doesn’t believe in expiration dates. Seriously, she thinks that the “use by” date on a package or carton is merely a suggestion. Last […]

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Wedding Throws

I was the best man at my best friend’s wedding last weekend. It was a great event, and everyone who knows the bride and groom […]

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Speed Eating

My son eats too fast. He likely acquired that habit from his old man. I don’t know from whom I inherited my speed eating. It’s […]

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Breakfast Guys

Some people are outdoors enthusiasts, some are hunters, others are fishermen. There are golfers, and skiers, and bird watchers. Some people are leg men, while […]

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Ward’s

For over 20 years I have written this column sitting at my desk in our restaurant’s business office. Today is different. I am sitting at […]

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Sunday Buffet Dash

I am a Methodist because my grandfather owned a pair of shoes. True story. Thomas St. John was the oldest of seven brothers who grew […]

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Back In the Saddle

The restaurant business is a harsh mistress. She is brutal on your mental and physical health, and very demanding of your time and resources. Yet […]

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