Polenta is one of my favorite traditional Italian staples.
It is an age old comfort food.
I remember the first time I saw our table set for polenta in Bologna. My grandmother would make a big fuss! She put lots of work and effort in preparing different sauces like Bolognese ragout (sauce), marinara sauce, roasted quail […]
This year, I took out my madeleine recipe for one of my cooking classes and it brought back a flood of fond memories.
As I scanned the familiar ingredient list, I was transported back to my apprenticeship at La Forchette restaurant in Wayne. It was there that I first learned to make French madeleines and […]
New Year, New You! That’s the cliché that’s ringing through my head and this year so far…how about you? I’ve been seeing it everywhere. But I’ve been thinking about it and what that could really mean…
The New Year is a chance to re-invent ourselves, to wipe the slate clean and start fresh like the […]
Did you know that the word “noel” can be traced back to the Latin word natalis, which means “birthday”? I know a lot of you are preparing for your celebration of that special birth that night long ago in Bethlehem.
I’m curious…are there any of you out there with birthdays during the holidays? Or with […]
I am so excited to share with you that I had the privilege of joining the fabulous Pat Nogar as a guest on the special Christmas episode of her show, Living Well With Pat Nogar!
The theme was Holiday Family Favorites…you know those dishes that are on your family’s table every holiday that you just […]
Are you the host of the annual Thanksgiving family dinner? Are you cooking the dinner? Do you feel a little anxious, maybe have a few questions?
Well, feel free to ask me!
I thought I could give some pointers to help out with the turkey.
Basting Tip: Do you like to baste your turkey with butter? Place […]
World-Class cities need world-class culture. Feastival celebrates both our artistic and culinary scenes—two great economic engines that push Philadelphia forward.
~Richard Vague, FringeArts Board President
I couldn’t agree more. Philadelphia’s Feastival, has become a world-class celebration, and I’m a proud sponsor of this benefit for the FringeArts since 2011.
To see how far it has come from […]