Fried chicken is loved and well respected across the USA and around the world. Korean's have a double fry method that makes for great crunch and wild flavor. Japanese Tokyo fried chicken uses smaller pieces and their brining method adds a sweet soy flavor to the lightly coated, nearly translucent skin. My travels bring me... Continue Reading →
Strolling the streets of the city, there is a lot of beauty to see. You just have to keep your eyes peeled...
"There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot." Steven Wright "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." Henry David Thoreau As a kid growing up in New York City, it was difficult to find clean, safe places... Continue Reading →
I love fish tacos. Two of my favorite things, freshly caught fluke and seasonal summer veggies right off the vine, I combine both in this Cadillac of tacos. Summer fluking is usually a guarantee for a nice day on the ocean. If the wind, tide and water temperature are working in your favor almost everyone... Continue Reading →
Excerpts from “A Life Near Water” by Jim Shaffer. ©2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED “There comes a time in every man’s life when he is either going to fish Or do something far worse.” When A Lady Undresses- Havilah Babcock THE GENTLEMEN OF THE TODT HILL ROD AND REEL FISHING CLUB The ocean was a little... Continue Reading →
Excerpts from "A Life Near Water" by Jim Shaffer. ©2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED “Angling is somewhat like poetry, men are to be born so…” Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler (1653) The fickle nature of the the sea has brought surprising joy and tangible fear into my life down through my fishing years. Like any good relationship,... Continue Reading →
"...as I walk those familiarly choked streets at dusk and see the old women sitting in front of the tenements, past and present become each other's faces; I am back where I began." "A Walker In The City" Alfred Kazin, 1978 I have left my shoe leather over thousands of miles of city streets throughout the five boroughs in... Continue Reading →
Love good BBQ chicken and want to add a little exotic flavor? Want yardbird you can be proud of and impress your family and friends? Live in the city and can't grill like you want to but still want that summer flavor? This simple recipe will help you achieve that great BBQ grilled flavor without the... Continue Reading →