Despite my passion for everything winter—long weekends in Vermont, fireside naps, cups of Jacques Torres’ Wicked Hot Chocolate, over-sized sweaters, and oodles of Kimberly’s comfort food—I am more than ready to bid adieu to the slopes and embrace a few sunny afternoons in Prospect Park. The Dinner Belle, much like this new spring season, is […]

March 25th, 2010

The Art of The Interview

I’m not sure I give good interview. I’m sure I give a lot away, but I’m not sure I’ve mastered the art of giving just enough to keep ‘em coming back for more. The Daily News article that ran on my birthday was a solid start, but interviewing has proved a bit of a slippery […]

March 22nd, 2010

Market Report: Lala Land

As poets, gardeners and schoolchildren know, spring is a time of awakening and release. Snow melts, coats are shed and newly manicured toes start appearing on the street. It is relief, a literal breath of fresh air through the first opened window of the year, a lifting of the mantle of darkness that enveloped us […]

March 17th, 2010

Champignon, je t’aime

I was walking down Broadway in the historic rain that threatened my birthday celebrations last weekend, when I was suddenly filled with an urge for mushrooms on toast. Enjoyed sometime in my past, the taste of this dish was strong in my mouth, dense, savory and pungent, but the memory itself evaded me. Baffled but […]

It’s my birthday today! I turn a whopping 32. To celebrate, my cousin flew in from France and we’re spending the day learning to knit with our Auntie …seriously. As if 32 didn’t sound old enough, an afternoon spent sipping tea and knitting scarves undoubtedly did me in! But I’m also being taken on a […]

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