brooklyn, Chinatown, Cooking, Discovery, food, east village, food, Italian, Little Italy, Memories, New York, NYC, Seafood, Staten Island

I Started Cookin’ in Brooklyn

  An except from HOOK IT & COOK IT available on Amazon. 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… Continue reading I Started Cookin’ in Brooklyn

Fishing, New York, NYC, Seafood, Uncategorized

NYC, Long Island, CT & NJ Area Fishing Report 9/3/18 Snotty Weather, East Winds Slow Down Bite

WITH Fishing Updates, Weather, Water Temps plus  INFO ON SIX ACCESSIBLE FISHING HOTSPOTS IN NYC!!! A relentless east wind and spotty showers put a damper on local fishing over the Labor Day weekend. The coming week will start hot with the only showers likely later in the week. Fluking has slowed a bit, but big… Continue reading NYC, Long Island, CT & NJ Area Fishing Report 9/3/18 Snotty Weather, East Winds Slow Down Bite

Chinatown, Cooking, Discovery, food, NYC, Recipe Jar, recipes, Southern, Uncategorized

ErinGoScratch Recipe- Northern Southern Asian Fusion Oven Fried Chicken

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 ErinGoScratch Recipe- Northern Southern Asian Fusion Oven Fried Chicken

NYC, photography, Uncategorized

UPDATED- New York City Through Native Eyes

“…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 UPDATED- New York City Through Native Eyes

brooklyn, Fishing, Memories, NYC, Staten Island, Uncategorized

ADVENTURES OF AN URBAN ANGLER

"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 ADVENTURES OF AN URBAN ANGLER

Clams, Cooking, Discovery, food, food, NYC, Recipe Jar, recipes, Seafood

Three Clam Recipes Just for the Shuck of It!

“I can teach a chimp how to make linguini and clams.  I can't teach a chimp to dream about it and think about how great it is.” -- Mario Batali Clams are God's way of saying "Here, taste the ocean". Like many shellfish, clams have a hard protective shell to hide their delicate, sweet meat… Continue reading Three Clam Recipes Just for the Shuck of It!

New York, NYC, photography, Uncategorized

Manhattanhenge and other Celestial Aspects of NYC

The sky around Manhattan is only available in slivers, and for brief moments of time. Wait a minute and the light changes, turn a corner and a vista opens up. You have to be ready, in the moment, prepared for any obstacle and ready to receive gifts. These moments, when God's beautiful canvas juxtaposes and… Continue reading Manhattanhenge and other Celestial Aspects of NYC