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, […]

April 20th, 2012

Downgraded Decadence

I’m back in New York–catering, restaurant hopping and eating myself into a state only slightly shy of a full-fledged food coma. I simply cannot resist the bounty of dining options here, and I’m not even trying to. Hunting down good, thoughtful, real food in Boston feels like my part-time job. I’m not kidding when I […]

Pies ‘N’ Thighs serves the single best macaroni and cheese I’ve ever tried. There are two schools of thought when it comes to mac; those who like it baked with a crispy crust (and I’d argue, a dry, mushy center) and those (like me) who prefer a slick, wet, al dente noodle with a bright […]

February 16th, 2012

NYC Restaurant Review: Tertulia

I’ve resisted it for the four and a half years I’ve been writing this blog, and yet there’s nothing I get asked about more. I’ve been concerned that my minor opinions could play a major role in shaping a restaurant’s business, and yet I pledge honesty and integrity when taking to the keyboard. I’ve worried […]

January 13th, 2012

Top 12 Food Trends for 2012

At the start of a new year, food critics far and wide simply cannot resist the urge to forecast our foodie futures. I count myself among the guilty. I’ve been asked to compile my predictions for this year’s top 12 culinary trends for Spice magazine, and I wanted to give you a sneak peek. Though […]

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