Archive for December, 2009

Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

The Aerobie AeroPress Coffee / Espresso Maker produces the best American/drip style coffee I’ve ever tasted.  There, I’ve said it and I mean it!  I’ve come out and made the aforementioned claim because the AeroPress looks more like a high school chemistry prop than a world class coffee maker and looks can indeed be deceiving when it comes to making [...]

From the Archive: Feast of the Seven Fishes

From the Archive: Feast of the Seven Fishes

Here’s a goodie from the Scordo.com archive and a recently highlighted post in the What’s New Newsletter (sign up if you haven’t done so already): Material Satisfaction and the Feast of the Seven Fishes Have a great holiday! Best wishes, Vince

Recipe: Tuna Niçoise Salad

Recipe: Tuna Niçoise Salad

While flipping through TV channels on a lazy Sunday afternoon I came across an old episode of the classic TV series, “Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home“  The series was tapped in Julia’s kitchen in Cambridge and while Julia was clearly passed her prime the interplay between the two food stars is sincere and straightforward (Jacques wants to do things [...]

Creminelli Salami Holiday Give Away Contest

Creminelli Salami Holiday Give Away Contest

(photo: Creminelli owner Cristiano with his artisan salami) Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of tasting and reviewing a wide variety of Creminelli salami, including Cacciatore, Sopressata, and Piccante and the salami was some of the best I’ve tasted (and I’ve consumed a ton of both US and Italian salami).  In fact, I was so excited about the Creminelli [...]

Monday Night Fried Fish Fest: Whole Sardines, Smelts, and Wild Dandeloins

Monday Night Fried Fish Fest: Whole Sardines, Smelts, and Wild Dandeloins

(Photo: Tommaso staring down a fried sardine: this is one metaphysical moment) A simple rule for buying fish goes as follows: buy what’s fresh, as opposed to what you want.  The idea may sound counterintuitive but freshness is king when it comes to seafood.  I’m mentioning the whole buying fresh seafood concept today because I headed to my favorite fish shop thinking salmon for dinner [...]

Avoiding the Disease of Self Entitlement: 3 Symptoms and Cures

Avoiding the Disease of Self Entitlement: 3 Symptoms and Cures

(photo: cast from the film, American Psycho) I see it all the time, twenty and thirty somethings ingrained with the idea that they deserve what they deem desirable, whether it be a new wardrobe, apartment in a trendy city, new luxury car, a monstrous new kitchen, the latest Smartphone, and/or a 6 bedroom home in a privileged suburb.  Let me [...]

Car Buying Tips on WiseBread.com and Mention on The Simple Dollar

Car Buying Tips on WiseBread.com and Mention on The Simple Dollar

(Photo courtesy of: Jupiterg) Scordo.com is on the homepage of Wisebread.com!  I recently shared 9 practical car buying tips with the Wisebread.com community, here’s a little preview (click through to to read the full article): “The process of buying a car is just not what it used to be. Gone are the days of brand loyalty, limited selection, and awkward [...]

Handmade Salami Review: Creminelli and Columbus Artisan

Handmade Salami Review: Creminelli and Columbus Artisan

(photo: notice the natural mold on the exterior of the Creminelli product; this mold imparts lots of taste on meat and also prevents it from drying out, along with the casing) There are certain items or products that are immediately associated with a given country, for example: ice hockey and Canada, beer and Germany, haute cuisine and France, hot dogs [...]