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, […]

November 24th, 2010

Pumpkin & Electric Trifles (both)

There are many things that get a FOOD Maven excited; finding a new imported cheese, revamping an old recipe, discovering the latest autumnal delectables to hit the farmers’ market, just to name a few. There is also a certain holiday that gets not only my foodie brain swinging into high gear, but my foodie mouth […]

November 30th, 2009

A Tribe Thanksgiving

Click on the video screen above to watch my Tribe and I celebrate the season with a Thanksgiving Champagne Toast! With so much to be thankful for this holiday, I hosted my annual Friends Thanksgiving soiree and invited everyone around the table to share their stories of gratitude. In an effort to convert our British […]

November 25th, 2009

Market Report: Gobble, Gobble

I have this friend, a certain Mr. Snotty McSnobster, which, if you can believe it, is not his real name, and with whom I disagree on just about everything… except maybe the reigning superiority of cheese as the world’s perfect food. When he says “slow-food eating locavore” the words are dripping with derision; when I […]

November 21st, 2008

In Search of a Good Dinner Party

Gobble, Gobble! It’s turkey time, and when Americans pull up seats to give thanks at dining tables across the country next Thursday, home chefs will have slaved over stove tops and filled centerpieces with cranberries. A great dinner party should taste impressive and feel easy. There’s no simple recipe for success, but I recently caught […]

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