The summer drinking season is here, and all the libations taste better outside. Alfresco cocktails vary from ever-present sangria to mojitos to ice cold beers. Pretty much anything refreshing is a welcome sight in the summer heat. However, this year, I believe, will be the summer of Moscow Mules (now appearing on cocktail menus […]
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Of course, in the kitchen that means using pressure cooker. I used to live next door to a chef-instructor, who taught an entire class called Under Pressure. You see, most people (yours truly included) are nervous around pressure cookers. They have a bad rep, stemming from way back […]
I love Barefoot Contessa. There, I said it. I love watching Ina Garten cook on Food Network and I am not ashamed to admit it. Why, you ask? Well, I have many reasons. Maybe it is because she isn’t a trained chef pretending to cook at home. Maybe because her hands-on approach reminds me […]
I get up at 7am on a Saturday. Still in my pajamas, I rush into the kitchen that smells intensely of beef stock and bacon and garlic. I only have a few quick hours left to finish in time for my lunch guests’ arrival. I have been cooking for two days already, my kitchen […]
With the holidays quickly approaching, we all start thinking about family and traditions. I am no exception. And this my best food memory.
Growing up, every family gathering I remember was scented by my Grandma Katherine’s baking. She would start making doughs and fillings three days in advance. Then on the day of the celebration, […]
Let’s be perfectly honest, most pre-packaged snacks are not healthy. Even those that claim health benefits aren’t always honest. Just check the sugar content in your favorite fitness bar. Or the amount of sodium in your favorite low-fat food (they need the sodium to taste like, well, something other than nothing). Or worse yet, […]