December 1st, 2011

Boston vs. New York

I never thought I’d say it. I thought I’d rue the day. It surprises no one more than me, but it is true. I do not miss New York City. It’s been four months since I moved, and no, I haven’t really stayed away. I’ve been back to NYC for weeks at a time each […]

I crave all things food and devour foodie news. Staying on top of restaurant openings, cookbook releases, chef sagas, reviews, awards, menu trends and New York’s culinary calendar is something of a religion to me. I draw most of my epicurean knowledge from friends in the biz, bloggers I trust, local newspapers and countrywide magazines, […]

For those itching to read an honest, raw, food-forward memoir, look no further than Gabrielle Hamilton’s Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef. Yes, that same Gabby Hamilton of the taste bud-tantalizing Prune restaurant, recently published her life story into nearly three hundred pages–and naturally, it speaks volumes on the subject […]

11. Employees Only Everyone needs a neighborhood bar. But to be able to call Employees Only my neighborhood bar is something for which I’ll be forever grateful. Not that it’s a Wednesday-night-beer kind of place; the crowd at EO is always well-dressed, well-heeled, and sometimes tightly-packed on weekends. It’s the cocktails that make the scene, […]

As the warmer weather arrives, all the red wine and hot punch from the winter months becomes less desirable. The thought of warming my hands over a mug of mulled cider, as I so often did this winter, no longer seems appealing; with spring, thoughts of fresh herbs, flower blossoms, fizzes and flips take center […]

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