Tag Archives: bon appetit

A Party In The Mouth – Vietnamese Style!

Hot, warm, cool, crisp, tender, crunchy, soft, spicy, sweet, sour, salty…   Mmmmm!  It’s not everyday that all these textures, flavors and temperatures come together in one bite, and every subsequent bite, to create a fabulous party in the mouth.  A Vietnamese banh mi is a perfect example … Continue Reading ››

Perfect Holiday Gift For Young Adults On Your List

When it comes to food, we are are living in the most exciting times ever!  We find ourselves in a new culinary landscape that pulls from old traditions and adds a generous dose of modern and contemporary.  Rare ingredients are becoming mainstream. New cooking techniques being implemented by professional and home cooks alike. … Continue Reading ››

A Master’s Classroom

Matt Storch - a master chef - a man well loved and liked by Fairfield county residents - a man I greatly admire for his effortless talent and mesmerizing panache in the kitchen!

Every time I meet and chat with Matt, I am struck by the depth of knowledge he has on … Continue Reading ››

Frenchie: Highly Coveted-Highly Elusive

You may remember that earlier this year I visited Paris.  While there, my focus was primarily on French pastries.  For our meals - our plan was to pretty much eat where our exploration takes us - we did not want to get restricted by reservation times.  But there were two restaurant … Continue Reading ››

Hungry in Litchfield

It’s fall season and everywhere we look - we find vibrant colors emerging on the trees.  Each year, around this time, my honey and I like to take a drive up to Litchfield and enjoy the spectacular foliage.  And each year, food plays a key role in our trip-planning.

Last year we … Continue Reading ››

A Perfect Day Out In Brooklyn!

Last Saturday I was signed up for a cake making class at Momofuku Milk Bar, Brooklyn!  While that alone is reason enough for me to jump on the train to NYC, hurriedly hop on the subway to Brooklyn and then run the rest of the way on foot to Momofuku Milk Bar - … Continue Reading ››

Balaboosta: Mediterranean Meets Middle East

Chef Einat Admony has been causing quite a stir in the New York city dining scene.  I have seen her name pop up in many magazine articles lately. Offering delicious cuisine of Israel (her origin) with a dash of mediterranean- Balaboosta (her charming restaurant on Mulberry Street in NYC) has been on my … Continue Reading ››

Unusual NYC Foodie Finds!

In my last few trips to New York City, I have discovered some really cool and unusual foodie destinations - places that were never on my radar.  And by "unusual", I mean places that I don't usually gravitate to.  No one in my circle was talking about them... absolutely no one!  Usually when that … Continue Reading ››

Front Row Seat In Iron Chef Marc Forgione’s Class

Do you like attending cooking classes?  What’s the part that you like the most?  The eating?  The opportunity to tap into a chef’s trade secrets? Or the chance to get to know a chef and his/her style of cooking?

I recently took an excellent cooking class at De Gustibus Cooking School in … Continue Reading ››

Eating Like A Local In Paris

This is the last the article about my recent trip to Paris... I promise.  I had to write this one, as I feel compelled to share some tips with you- should you find yourselves in Paris in the near future.

France is home to one of the finest cuisines in the world.  … Continue Reading ››