A Reflective Pause Before Leaping Into Spring

Even though the temperature in the Northeast doesn’t feel much like it, spring is here.  The snow has melted to reveal the first signs of tulips and daffodils popping through the earth.  A reminder that no matter how cold and endless the winter may seem, warmer days are coming. This is the time of year…

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The Politics of Food

Election Day is over, and we can again be free of those awful, disparaging and disingenuous ads.  The results weren’t surprising in New York, as Cuomo was the frontrunner.  But elsewhere in the country there were some big races and issues to be decided.  Oregon voted to legalize pot (not a shock).  Providence showed promise…

The Pleasure of Pasta Making

Just because it’s late summer, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy pasta.  It’s actually the perfect time of year to enjoy it most! As the nights cool off, you can finally tolerate the heat of the kitchen again. And you have the best ingredients available:  Field grown tomatoes and basil for fresh marinara sauce.  And of…

A Tour of Jean-Georges Kitchen

Knowing the right people makes all the difference.  And in the food world, it’s even more important.  You can score the best reservations, have free meals, drink fine wine and occasionally get a tour of the kitchen. In preparation for my Paris excursion, I was fortunate enough to have an inside view of the kitchen…