Have you ever been to Venice? Before February 2020, I had not. If you’ve been there, you know the magic spell she casts over you. I was not prepared for the enchantment. Even now, over eight months later, I am still enraptured. So much so that the “quick” blog post I intended to write aboutContinue reading “enchanted by Venice, pt 1 of many”
Modena. It’s the birthplace of the real balsamic vinegar and of opera great Pavarotti, the home of Ferrari and Maserati, and – Chef Massimo Bottura.
What will you find at Opera|02? A bit of everything the region is famous for. And if you only have a short time in the area, this is the place.
Wander the streets of old Orvieto and be enchanted. Of course, it’s even better after a delicious meal with local wines.
I’m headed to a new tea shop, In Pursuit of Tea (33 Crosby Street between Grand and Broome in SoHo, NYC), this evening to indulge in a bit of delicious education. My friend Melanie, a tea specialist and chef, is working with Sebastian Beckwith from Pursuit of Tea and Benoit Breal from Saxelby Cheese toContinue reading “Chef’s Night Off: Tea and Cheese Tasting”
I just submit November’s Eat and Tell column, so you should be seeing it up very soon (see the links section to the right). In it, I discuss some basics about why certain foods and beverages go together. Like people, some are very particular about the company they keep – personalities clash and nobody’s happy.Continue reading “Riesling Goes with Everything”
This trip, I’ve kept the itinerary to a minimum – my hostess has a broken foot and I’m content to relax and go with the flow of being on vacation. We had the party to keep us busy the first day and a tasting event to attend on Saturday night (more in my next post),Continue reading “LA in Nibbles and Bites”
Just when I thought I had completely screwed up my chances of impressing Alan Richman (go ahead, laugh!), he surprised me. In the process of his characteristic blustery yet kind-hearted rant about my blatant lack of engaging description in my article, he “threatened” to take me on a walk around the block to teach me a thingContinue reading “A Walk With The Master, Part 2 of 2”