A New York Foodie’s Bonafides and Particulars Hi, I'm Jim. I am a big man, recreational fisherman, home cook in a tiny kitchen in my native New York. I hook it and cook it, buy it and fry it and I know my way around The Big Apple. My love of food has driven me... Continue Reading →
ErinGoScratch@gmail.com 'Call me Jim. This is the story of my particular corner of the sea- the ocean around New York City. I am a big man, home cook and fisherman in a tiny kitchen in NYC. I hook it and cook it, buy it and fry it, and will show you around NYC. New York... Continue Reading →
“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope.” John Buchan Fishing is an imperfect art form. Tides can be predicted years in advance, but they are not perfect. Just as often, the weather is imperfect at sea and you learn... Continue Reading →
A once rundown section of Brooklyn's storied waterfront with dilapidated piers and empty lots has been transformed into one of New York City's most interesting parks. Brooklyn Bridge Park includes a manmade green belt, saltwater marshlands, state of the art public sports facilities, several great dining options, a pool, a picnic section with grills for use and... 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 →
“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 further away now, but that wasn't going to stop me. Where there is... Continue Reading →
Excerpts from "Hungry man. Tiny kitchen. Big city." by James K. 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... Continue Reading →