My heart did a somersault at the first bite of the pain au chocolat. They had nailed it! Remarkably flaky… so much so that the exterior had an unmistakably delicate crunch. Ah! that unmistakable crunch which, with every bite, caused teeny-tiny flaky crumbs to scatter all over my … Continue Reading ››
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” -Henry James
Indeed, there is something so deeply relaxing and enjoyable about the ritual of afternoon tea. That one hour in the middle of the day where you … Continue Reading ››
I must sound like a broken record by now…. but each year I can’t help raving about the greatest and the most talked-about foodie event in Fairfield county! I still can’t believe we are so lucky as to have a fantabulous food and wine festival happening practically in our backyards. I mean, who … Continue Reading ››
Aways such a blast! I have been a HUGE fan of this outstanding culinary event. I have been going there since they first started 5 years ago! And over the years I have seen it grow and succeed by leaps and bounds. It’s orchestrators, ie: the team at Serendipity magazine really know … Continue Reading ››
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 ››
I have just had this vision. A vision of my perfect world. Here is how it unfolds.... each morning my doorbell rings. I open the door and I find a box of fresh Laduree macarons. Delivered. JUST FOR ME!!! Aaahhh ...
The moment I walked into the Laduree shop … Continue Reading ››
Last weekend we had LOTS of family over from AZ, NJ and MA. The house buzzed with activity all weekend long, the conversation un-paused, and our kitchen the center of all the action.
When the last of the guests left on Sunday, all I could get myself to do was cuddle up … Continue Reading ››
I am super excited about this new addition to Fairfield County food scene. It brings back many childhood memories. Memories that I have tried to re-live ever since I set foot in the US. Often coming close ... yet not close enough to that taste, that sensation, that feeling of pure pleasure and … Continue Reading ››