NYC Markets, Shops + Ingredients

Three days of “Hygge” at Hotel D’Angleterre in Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s most pleasurable places As I’m walking down picturesque Nyhavn, inarguably Copenhagen’s most photographed street where crowds convene and selfie sticks abound, I see a sign in a dusty window of a…

Join Me at Williams-Sonoma Columbus Circle

Join me at Williams-Sonoma in Columbus Circle in NYC, on Saturday, October 7th from 3-5. I’ll be offering samples of butternut squash soup with ginger and leeks. I hope to see you…

Oktoberfest

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Beer & Pretzels

Last summer I spent a month in Germany visiting castles, palaces, gardens, restaurants, villages, the friebads (outdoor pools), monasteries and one of the best amusement parks I’ve encountered: Europark. I also went…

Giveaway—Emile Henry & The NYC Kitchen Cookbook

I love Emile Henry, the wonderful French brand of cookware, so much so that I used many of their products in my cookbook. In honor of the launch of the book, I…

Petrossian Caviar

Petrossian Caviar

An Insider’s Look at the Petrossian Caviar Warehouse I was told the location was private. No signage. No clues. Nothing to lead me where I was supposed to be. And that’s exactly…

Maille Mustard Gift Set

Maille Mustard Gift Set Featuring NYC-centric Products Mustard is one of my favorite ingredients. I use it in salad dressings. I slather it on meat. I mix it with herbs and spices…

Method Kitchen Products {that make cleaning less of a chore}

New Method Kitchen Products Behind the scenes in anyone’s kitchen isn’t usually glamorous…the prep work, the dirty dishes, the cleaning. And how daunting the idea of cleaning can be—and that’s after a…

Brooklyn Chocolate Tour

“Hershey’s, fuhggedaboutit.” That’s what Tony Muia, the owner of A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours, announced on the inaugural Brooklyn Chocolate Tour. And was he ever right. The chocolate you’ll taste on…

Pairing Cheese & Beer

I recently attended a beer and cheese tasting and I thought, what a great idea for a get-together with friends. Pairing cheese & beer might sound unusual, since wine is the drink most…