NYC, Long Island, CT & NJ Area Fishing Report- May 13th

Raritan Bay and the New York Bight have come to life with keeper striped bass, blitzing bluefish and even some decent sized black drum. Manasquan/Point Pleasant inlet has seen some mighty bluefish pushes with fish up to 17 pounds wrassled in. Crabbers have reported early action in South Jersey hotspots.  Schoolie stripers, with a fewContinue reading “NYC, Long Island, CT & NJ Area Fishing Report- May 13th”

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 myContinue reading “I Started Cookin’ in Brooklyn”

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 meContinue reading “ErinGoScratch Recipe- Northern Southern Asian Fusion Oven Fried Chicken”

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 inContinue reading “UPDATED- New York City Through Native Eyes”

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 placesContinue reading “ADVENTURES OF AN URBAN ANGLER”

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 meatContinue reading “Three Clam Recipes Just for the Shuck of It!”

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 andContinue reading “Manhattanhenge and other Celestial Aspects of NYC”