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Food Lovers Conference in NY, culinary school grants, food media survey, thoughts about pig testicles and a new found love of Indian food. Who says January is dull…(Read More)

Rebecca Traister wrote a thought provoking article in Salon magazine about our waning interest in celebrities. She muses about our loss of interest in Britney, our collective shrug at the antics of The Famous.  At the same time, everywhere you look is an article about gardens, community gardens,  roof top gardens, container gardens…(Read More)

Cross training is invaluable.   I like to box and practice yoga to make me a better skier. Cross training the brain can be just as valuable. Last night we attended a lecture in the Emerging Voices series given by the Architecture League.  Our friends, the McDonald brothers, of Onion Flats in Philadelphia…(Read More)

Spring Cleaning


It may be the dead of winter, but a hard drive crash will certainly make you take stock of what you’ve got stored and have you doing a Spring Clean. Which is my way of explaining the long break in posting. My hard drive took a tumble, my photos didn’t want to come…(Read More)

I don’t usually get into the YouTube thing, but this is just too wonderfully strange not to share. Gives a whole new meaning to the idea of playing with your food. Here is a link to their home page…(Read More)

If you have a taste for meat pies and the macabre, then I suggest going to see Tim Burton’s film version of Steven Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. This is a twisted, sickening, scary, nightmare of a film. Old skool, I can’t get the images out of my mind, scary. It’s  pretty…(Read More)

How to know when you are getting old: when you don’t head to your refrigerator to get the weather. It seems that LG, who makes gorgeous appliances, won an award for their refrigerator that had a Weather & Info TV program built into it.  This year’s model will include some other nifty…(Read More)

I’ve just finished reading The City of Falling Angels, by John Berendt. It’s about Venice in the late 1990’s, right after the Fenice opera house burned down in 1996.  Mr. Berendt chronicles some of the people that he meets during his stay in Venice, and at a party, he met The…(Read More)

Come on. You know we all do it. Use the 5 second rule for food that drops on the floor. I first learned of the 5 second rule while camping, which is also when you are really hungry, and the 5 second rule makes total sense. Jillian Clarke won an "Ig Noble" award…(Read More)

The Milan based “L’Accademia Italiana della Cucina” has announced the results of its research: 60% of Italian restaurants abroad are awful. Now, for some reason, this is news. This week, in English speaking news outlets, the recently obscure “Academy for Italian Cooking” is having its moment of fame. After their dedicated researchers combed the…(Read More)