Category: Cooking

Apparently, I Go Gaga for Celebrity Chefs

My sister’s Christmas present to me this year was two tickets to Mohegan Sun Winefest—specifically, to Winefest on the day that a number of Food Network stars were scheduled to give demonstrations and sign cookbooks. Now, I’m happy to admit that I watch the…

Bobby Flay, Cat Cora and … Me?!?

My sister called me a few weeks ago. “Your kitchen,” she said, “is disgusting.” Before I could protest (it’s not disgusting; it’s merely falling apart), she told me that she thought of my nailed-shut cabinets while reading about the Aetna Healthy Food Fight, a…

Meatstock

What a great name for an event, right? I wish I could claim credit, but it’s the brainchild of Paul and Eileen Dalrymple, who own Plaid Piper Farm in Sussex County, N.J. You may recall this blog post that I wrote about them back…

A Fact as Sweet as Honey

I finally just got around to watching “Julie and Julia,” the movie about a would-be writer who cooks her way through Julia Child’s cookbook of French cuisine, blogging all the while. There’s a scene in which Child meets Irma Rombauer, who wrote the original…

Going to Get My Pig

I never thought I’d be a person who gets so excited about slaughtering season, but here I sit. After reading Michael Pollan’s outstanding book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, I decided that I no longer want my family’s meat purchases to support corporate farms. I want…

A True Gut-Check Moment

I get it. Some cakes are fancier than others. I really do get it. In fact, I so appreciate the talents of decorators on shows like “Food Network Challenge” that I decided I wanted a specialty cake for my husband’s 40th birthday. I took…

Sweet Fruit of Labor

One of the great things about covering the luxury yacht charter industry is that I often find myself around gourmet food. During my trip to Italy last month, I took the opportunity to participate in a tasting of balsamic vinegars. Until that tasting, the…