August 4th, 2011

Spill The Beans

Spill The Beans from Kimberly Belle on Vimeo. It’s not just string beans that are spilling over onto menus this season; I’m bursting at the seams with news of my own. As the August sun starts to sizzle and the summer harvest begins to bloom, it’s time for me to come clean and spill the […]

July 20th, 2011

Wild About Salmon

Last weekend, Erin and I headed to Sag Harbor to cater a super chic quarter-century birthday bash. It was a match made in foodie heaven: I met the birthday girl’s mother at a Café Boulud wine dinner, she became a reader of my blog, and the rest, as they say, is history. To make the […]

Carrots get a bad rap. Though delicious and nutritious, their omnipresence and bright color often lumps them into the category of “childhood snack”. Raw carrots are the territory of preschool sandwich baggies; though obviously, carrots for adults do exist–I just don’t see them on menus as often as I might like. I’m trying to change […]

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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