As foodies, we look forward to March in Philly when we’ll enjoy imbibing a green beer along with Corned Beef and Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day. Just two days later, those with both Catholic and Protestant heritages will be celebrating a Feast Day, also known as St. Joseph’s or the Italian Father’s Day, while […]
Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching – have you made plans for a romantic time out for you and your partner yet?
Philadelphia has many, many romantic things to do, but here are five of the most awesome possibilities, whether you live locally or are planning a Valentine’s Day trip.
Dinner at Laurel Restaurant
Laurel Restaurant is […]
Fly, Eagles, Fly! It’s a truly great time to be a Philly sports fan and South Philly is where it’s at. Fall finds the South Philly Sports Complex bustling with excited football, hockey and b-ball fanatics—and, hey, these folks are hungry!
The seasons are underway; plan a fun day trip to experience one of Philly’s […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Last time I was in Chicago was 30+ years ago. It was a great town back then, and that made it even more awesome to go back this summer and see it the way it is today. I couldn’t believe how it’s even more improved from where it was thirty years ago!
I have to […]
Autumn is almost here – is it your favorite time of year too? I love to cook with wine, especially during the cooler months. Nothing says lovin’ like a pot of braised short ribs and mashed potatoes. If red meat is not your thing, chicken thighs are a great option.
Braising is a combination of cooking […]
My visit to Arizona was a mixed bag of feelings. I can’t talk about a trip to Arizona without talking about The Grand Canyon. As you can probably imagine, The Grand Canyon is breathtaking and something everyone should experience at least once in their life. Although it was beautiful, there are a few things […]
What do Panini, French croque monsieur and quesadillas all have in common? They’re ALL different types of grilled cheese! If you thought that grilled cheese sandwiches were only two slices of bread, think again! In today’s blog, I’m going to teach you to make these and other delicious international supermelts with my favorite tips […]