It’s crunch time. There’s one last weekend to trim the tree, gild the gifts, pack the bags or set the table for a holiday housewarming. As families all across the globe gather to celebrate the season in festive style, I find myself back home in Buffalo helping Mamma recover from yet another cancer surgery. Lucky […]

November 21st, 2012

McCormick & Me

It’s turkey time! The birds are being brined, the pâte brisée is being rolled out atop pie plates across the country–waiting to be filled with nutmeg and cinnamon spiced pumpkin, and the gravy boats are getting a fresh polish. I’m partial to a homemade giblet gravy that requires roasting bones, simmering stock and chopping liver, […]

May 25th, 2012

Matzo in May?

Memorial Day is hot on our heels. Summer has been seeping into our wet spring weather in bits and spurts, but will be playing for keeps in just a matter of weeks. That means beach days, air-conditioning and matzo ball soup? Actually, yes. Matzo is seasonally malleable and a perfect conduit for summer’s essential flavors: […]

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 […]

December 31st, 2010

Out with the old…

Tis the season to take stock of the year that has gone by and gear up for new foodie fads ahead. Over the next few weeks, I’ll look back at my best posts from 2010, and make predictions for enduring food trends you can expect to grace our kitchens, tables and menus in 2011. Around […]

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