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White Hot Dîner en Blanc Menu 2016!

Wednesday night’s pop-up shop event at Williams Sonoma at the Bellevue was white hot—and just stoked my excitement for Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia 2016!

So here’s the thing about DEB–the location is kept a total secret until only minutes before–and each guest has to bring everything needed for a “chic pop up picnic”–food, china, settings, […]

Dîner en Blanc Pop-Up Shop Tonight at the Bellevue!

Join me tonight at Williams Sonoma at the Bellevue! There will be a Pop-Up Shop with fabulous vendors offering all things white–from fascinators to centerpieces!  I will be suggesting menu ideas and will show you how to pack up your meal for Dîner en Blanc!

Here’s a link to the event on Facebook for all […]

Summer Lovin’ at Bank and Bourbon!

 

My 4th of July weekend this year was packed with summer flavor and flair courtesy of Bank & Bourbon, “where traditional American fare and techniques are re-imagined and made totally new with a modern twist.” Perfect for Independence Day, no?

Jaimi Blackburn of the Loews Hotel was so gracious to invite me to a tasting […]

The Dîner en Blanc Preview Party!

The season of white is back in the City of Brotherly Love!  Philadelphia’s Dîner en Blanc geared up for its 5th year at the Preview Party last night at Reading Terminal and yours truly was lucky enough to be there!

Dîner en Blanc is a coveted, mysterious global dining event that began in Paris—one […]

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    Time to Sit Back and Unwind…Recipe Rewind! Five Recipes to Get You Through Memorial Day Weekend!

Time to Sit Back and Unwind…Recipe Rewind! Five Recipes to Get You Through Memorial Day Weekend!

I can’t believe Memorial Day is upon us—anyone else?  Whether you’re going away or staying at home this weekend, here are 5 delicious, quick and easy recipes from my personal collection to help you kick off Summer 2016 in great taste!
Refreshing Black Bean and Corn Relish 
Perfect for chip dipping, or for dressing anything you’re […]

You Can Leave Your Hat On: Food and Fashion of the Derby

I started my trip to Kentucky on a really good note. I had this dish that I’m still dreaming about.  Let me tell you a little bit about this place…

It’s in Terminal F of the Philadelphia airport– which is the end of God’s country–but as I discovered…so worth it.  OTG is elevating traveler experiences with “farm […]

Tales from the Bourbon Trail!

Kentucky takes its bourbon very seriously. And for good reason! The Mint Julep has been the signature drink of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby for over a century. Over 120,000 mint juleps are served every year—that’s 1,000 pounds of freshly harvested mint, 60,000 pounds of ice, and over 10,000 bottles of Old Forester Mint […]

Stay Tuned for Tales from the Bourbon Trail!

In the meantime, my partner-in-culinary-crime, Lisa, and I couldn’t help but share some of the fun from our weekend at the Kentucky Derby right now!

Passover the Fried Matzoh!

My “Hebrew-zzesse” friend Sam and his wife Marlene, invited me over during Passover to taste a traditional dish called Matzoh Brei. I was so excited–I am always up to try a new food I have never tasted.
Sam Cohen, is a lawyer and was professor of culture and gastronomy at Drexel University – he also […]

The Last Supper

I hope everyone had a beautiful Easter weekend! We celebrated with family dinner on Palm Sunday, because that’s when the kids were home. I’m just so grateful for the few nights that we are together that we do sit down as a family to eat at the table.

It was really nice to have the […]

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