Across the globe, there is no country with food and wine that’s more romanticized and sought after than Italy. It’s a place where good food and delicious wine is available at every turn, and taken seriously by the people who make it and those who consume it. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that each region’s quintessential […]
OK, so we’re all getting a little tired of lists. The Internet’s shamelessly overflowing with them. “The 11 Hottest Congressmen of All Time.” “17 Ways to Tell If Your Cat is Cheating on You.” It’s getting, well, it’s getting weird. But if there’s one topic deserving of the importance of online ranking, it’s food. Better […]
Cold weather is always the best weather for soup. Not only is it delicious, but it often feels like if it weren’t for soup on some of the coldest days, we’d never be able to get completely warm. But what about on those days when it’s just so cold that even a huge bowl of […]
For many Americans – specifically Jewish Americans – Christmas Day is not a time for roast ham and turkey, opening presents under the tree and singing carols by the fire, but is instead a time to venture out into the cold and indulge in the annual tradition of eating lots and lots of Chinese food.
Fast Food & Fine Wine #2: Popeyes Spicebox Chicken and 2004 Dom Pérignon Having trouble with the embedded video? Watch it on YouTube! The night air was so sharp and biting that upon heading out on my journey, I considered turning back. Snow was beginning to fall, crowds of people were all over the sidewalk, […]
Fast Food & Fine Wine #1: Papa John’s Fritos Chili Pizza and 2006 Mocali Brunello di Montalcino Riserva The draw to try Papa John’s Fritos Chili Pizza started early this fall. Every Sunday the TV would come alive with the alluring commercials for this insane mashup.
One of my favorite things about the fall (other than relief from a hot, sticky city) is the release of so many beautiful cookbooks. As someone who finds cooking and hosting to be fun and therapeutic, they’re my source not only for recipes, but also for inspiration on hosting dinner parties and other social gatherings; […]
Remember those cards drawn with crayon you used to bring home to Mom on Mother’s Day, and that smile she’d make? It was as if she couldn’t have loved you any more at that moment. It wasn’t just that you had remembered Mother’s Day — because let’s be honest, she knew the teacher had really […]
While I’m not such a big dessert person (but bring on cheese any day!), there are a few desserts for which I’ll make an exception to my general rule of tastes. There’s just something about the first bite of any icy treat (not unlike the first sip of wine) that immediately sends the ”please relax […]