February 24th, 2011

Silver Belles

Okay, so it’s not Christmas time in the city and it ain’t gonna be upon us again anytime soon, but it did snow this week, I’m eating just as many root vegetables as I was when the sidewalks were “dressed in holiday style,” and alas, a string of twinkling Christmas lights are still strung from […]

Another Valentine’s day has come and gone with remnants of foiled chocolate kisses on subway platforms and red rose petals scattered across New York City sidewalks. Even though I am smitten with a certain someone and welcome every chance we get to celebrate love, life and feasting, I prefer to stay inside on V-day and […]

February 10th, 2011

My Furry Valentine

As Valentine’s day approaches, I’m thinking about my number one man, the guy who’s always there for me and makes our house a home. When I wake up in the morning, I’m grateful to find him sleeping by my side, cocooned beside my belly in a lovers’ spoon; when I come home at night, he’s […]

February 8th, 2011

Duck Fat Fantasy

When my Mamma was growing up, almost no one cooked with olive oil. When I was growing up, no one baked with lard. Our family’s transition from butter to margarine and back again was repeated millions of times across the country in the 1980s and 90s, when studies on the adverse effects of trans fats […]

February 3rd, 2011

Meatball Madness

Straight off the coattails of my personal predictions for the enduring edible delights that are sure to be booming in 2011, I’m prepared to add meatball madness to that list. Not only do I think Italian fare is a constant in this country, and that people hunger for meat and sustenance when times are tough, […]

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