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2002 Stories by Jen Karetnick

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  • The Honker Is Cooked

    published December 26, 2002

    According to popular opinion, the wild goose is a modern nuisance. The U.S. is the current migratory destination for about half of the world's... More >>

  • Mondavi Sets Sail

    published December 19, 2002

    It took a face-to-face meeting with R. Michael Mondavi, chairman of Robert Mondavi, A Family of Wines, to confirm a suspicion I've always had... More >>

  • Bar Food and Meals

    published December 12, 2002

    To my knowledge, I only cried twice on the job in the years I was a waitress. The first time occurred when my closest girlfriend, a fellow server... More >>

  • In Memory

    published December 12, 2002

    Not the way I like to think about starting the new year: Marina Polvay, food writer, cookbook author, and PR rep for local restaurants,... More >>

  • It's a Glutton's World

    published December 5, 2002

    Like all good gourmands, I appreciate excess. And our friendly, neighborhood Disney World (oh, okay, so it's four hours' drive time) is the... More >>

  • You Wish!

    published November 28, 2002

    Perhaps it's the fact that Hanukkah happens so early this year. Or the amount of spare time I've suddenly had in the evenings after I canceled out... More >>

  • Left of the Corporate Center

    published November 14, 2002

    By definition, fine-dining chefs aren't your average day-jobbers. Their hours are mostly converse to those experienced by the rest of the... More >>

  • Naughty, Naughty Cognac

    published November 14, 2002

    The days when Florida was the last to get wind of a trend are over. So over, in fact, that folks like Cyril Camus, fifth-generation cognac... More >>

  • Reshaping South Beach

    published November 7, 2002

    The townhouse was a novelty on South Beach. The first of its kind to be conceptualized, it was one of only five units. With three bathrooms, three... More >>

  • Final Episode: Taming of the Screw

    published October 31, 2002

    For perhaps the tenth time in the last month, I opened a bottle of tainted wine a few nights ago. The 2001 Sauvion Pouilly-Fumé, a... More >>

  • The Politics of Drinking and Dining

    published October 31, 2002

    Under the heading of Most Incredulous Incentive, the "Eat The Vote" campaign kicks off in Fort Lauderdale November 1. Show your Florida voter's... More >>

  • Turn of the Screw, Part II

    published October 24, 2002

    Julian, the waiter at Tantra, presented my husband with a bottle of 1993 Deutz Trio champagne and a large knife. We were celebrating our tenth... More >>

  • Turn of the Screw

    published October 17, 2002

    When it comes to choosing a bottle of wine, decision-making is endless. Red or white? Still or sparkling? New World (California) or Old World... More >>

  • Nouveau Nassau Cuisine

    published October 10, 2002

    Where have all the Bahamians gone? The short answer: home. Seems like when I moved here a little more than a decade ago, Bahamian culture was... More >>

  • Gables Gang

    published October 10, 2002

    Was it the Brady Bunch who sang something like, "When it's time to change, you've got to rearrange?" Well, it might as well have been the Mango... More >>

  • Spiced to Taste

    published October 3, 2002

    Skepticism, I'm told, is an unattractive trait. Well, call me homely and be done with it. My nature refuses to allow me to take things at face... More >>

  • Big Fishes Miami

    published September 19, 2002

    As per usual, it's been a summer of fish stories. Last year was high drama: The Season of the Shark Bites. But these past few months, the... More >>

  • Moving On

    published September 19, 2002

    It's official: Michael Schwartz, erstwhile of Nemo, Shoji Sushi, and Big Pink, has gone corporate. If you call the... More >>

  • Share in the Organic Farm

    published September 12, 2002

    So you've done your reading and decided going organic, or perhaps even attempting a raw diet, is within the realm of culinary possibility. Maybe... More >>

  • Eat It Raw

    published September 5, 2002

    We used to refer to it as anti-establishment, or the counterculture, composed of those who espoused such things as vegetarianism, communal living,... More >>

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Greens

    published August 29, 2002

    So where does Romeo's get cozy with Escopazzo, Baleen slip under the sheets with Bice, and the Ritz get in bed with Azul? In Paradise, of... More >>

  • South Beach North

    published August 22, 2002

    This summer, my Livingston, New Jersey hometown newspaper, the venerable West Essex Tribune (yes, I have a subscription), embarked on a... More >>

  • Norman to Open New Nest

    published August 15, 2002

    This week, the news is big. Really, truly huge. So titanic that it is, for lack of a better word, on par with el mundo. On second... More >>

  • August Wines

    published August 15, 2002

    Is August really the dog days of summer? Not bloody Mary likely. In Miami the second half of August is shaping up to be more like the... More >>

  • Johnny V's New Kitchen

    published August 8, 2002

    "Jaboticaba." Johnny Vinczencz says the word as if he's chewing it, standing in what can only be described as Delray Beach's topmost tropical... More >>

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