Toasting Summer Farewell
The leaves will soon be coloring our wonderful city from the summer greens to the vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds. It’s one of my favorite times of year to host delicious food tours. The summer’s heat will soon be pushed out by the autumn breeze, and we don’t have to worry about […]
Toasting Summer Farewell
Tastes of Philly
The heat of the summer will soon be over for us Philadelphians with Fall only thee weeks away. Fall is the perfect time to do something unique before the busy and cold holiday season sneaks up “putting too much on our plates.” No pun intended. It is always about food with me.
Before I get too busy cooking, touring and mingling in my wonderful, South Philly neighborhood of exceptional restaurants and friendly shops, I want to share some wonderful memories of the wonderful food, the flavorful wines and the artistic landscapes from our annual, culinary tour de France. The memories and the tastes will last me […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve always wanted to go to New Orleans. New Ahhhhlans. You have to say it like that. I’m serious.
A few weeks ago, to celebrate my wedding anniversary, I got my wish and the hubby and I headed down to NOLA! Truly, there’s no other place like it in the world.
New Orleans has such a […]
A Dame d’Escoffier that is. I couldn’t be more thrilled or honored to announce that I’ve been accepted into the Philadelphia Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, “a worldwide society of women dedicated to creating a culture in the community that fosters excellence and promotes the achievement of women in culinary professions through educational and charitable activities.”
So last night, my culinary partner in crime, Lisa Lusby, and I went to The Best of Philly Soirée at Dilworth Park, right there at City Hall.
You know, when I go to these events, I actually sort of get butterflies in my stomach! I’m always full of excitement and not knowing what to expect, […]