November 30th, 2009

A Tribe Thanksgiving

Click on the video screen above to watch my Tribe and I celebrate the season with a Thanksgiving Champagne Toast! With so much to be thankful for this holiday, I hosted my annual Friends Thanksgiving soiree and invited everyone around the table to share their stories of gratitude. In an effort to convert our British […]

November 25th, 2009

Market Report: Gobble, Gobble

I have this friend, a certain Mr. Snotty McSnobster, which, if you can believe it, is not his real name, and with whom I disagree on just about everything… except maybe the reigning superiority of cheese as the world’s perfect food. When he says “slow-food eating locavore” the words are dripping with derision; when I […]

Click on the video screen above to watch the second webisode in a series documenting The Dinner Belle’s Fit for a Queen soiree, celebrating the launch of Queen Latifah’s new fragrance “Queen” at Macy’s, or click here to get my recipe for the featured Brown Butter Sage Pumpkin Ravioli. Begin at the beginning to view […]

November 18th, 2009

Food Fight

Her revolution started with taste. Back in 1971 when Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse, she wasn’t so much interested in becoming a restaurateur, as she was provoked to open a restaurant that would cater to her values. She wanted to feed the Berkeley revolutionaries and build a revolutionary meeting place that would, as she says, […]

Like any through-and-through New Yorker, I have a secret, almost an illicit fantasy – moving. In this recurring dream, my destination is Northern California, where I’d live in an actual house, somewhere near the sea or grape vines, and do California things: like become a morning person and walk a big beautiful dog on the […]

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