Category Archives: Cultural bits

New Year, New Business, New List of Places to Go

In a previous post, I alluded to new beginnings on the horizon – 2013, began not only a new year – it brought a big change to my career. My inner gypsy has taken the reigns once again and VinEducation … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event

 I am happy to announce that next month I will be doing one of my first traveling classes (hoping there will be many more coming soon!). On August 19 I will be on Cape Cod at Chillingsworth Restaurant teaching a … Continue reading

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Levi’s Farm to Table Exhibit

I just returned from a photography exhibit titled “Farm to Table” at the Levi’s (yes, the jeans) Photo Workshop (13 Wooster in SoHo) featuring Chef April Bloomfield of the Breslin, the Spotted Pig, and John Dory. [Don’t miss the affiliated video at … Continue reading

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Tea and Cheese Tasting, Part II

Six exceptional teas, six exceptional cheeses, three passionate experts on the two subjects – the recipe for a fascinating evening. Thank you to In Pursuit of Tea, Saxelby Cheesemongers, and Chef Melanie Franks for sharing your knowledge and skill, and for introducing … Continue reading

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Morning Coffee

No wandering or writing gets done without coffee. If I’m going to get back on track after my technical difficulties on Friday night I need a bit of fuel. Despite the ongoing trend of specialized lattes, high-tech espresso, and myriad … Continue reading

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Friends in the Spotlight

Tonight is this chef’s night off… would have skipped writing if it weren’t for my promise. Instead, I’m going to give a couple of my friends, old and (relatively) new, the well-deserved spotlight. First, Chef Pascal Beric (one of our instructors at French Culinary … Continue reading

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Virtual Travel: Missing Cebu

Yesterday I posted a list of places I’ve been daydreaming about. The Philippines is definitely always on that list… especially Cebu (for more click here & here). Amongst other things, Cebu is known for Lechon – whole roast suckling pig that … Continue reading

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