Tasting Tuesday

Slim Foodies Love Skinnygirl™

Slim Foodies Love Skinnygirl™

With summer knocking at our door, it’s definitely time to watch our calorie intake more than ever. Portion control is key for foodies like us when dining and with the Skinnygirl™ line from Bethenny Frankel; our “live life to the fullest” motto remains intact, since we can also have our favorite drinks with fewer calories. […]

| June 4, 2013
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Just One Glass of Wine!

Just One Glass of Wine!

As a single woman and a passionate cook, I like to experiment with new recipes and cuisines regularly.  I also enjoy that one glass of wine to sip while I am reading, writing, cooking or just contemplating life. Alas, there is always the dilemma of opening a full bottle of wine and having it spoil […]

| May 7, 2013
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The Resurgence of Rye

The Resurgence of Rye

As the original American spirit, rye whiskey is the key ingredient in many classic American cocktails.  Be it the Manhattan, the Sazerac, or the Old Fashioned, rye whiskey is currently undergoing a significant resurgence and Templeton is leading the pack. The Templeton family history is rich with controversy, ambition and a steadfast commitment to quality. […]

| April 9, 2013
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Flavors of My World Launch Imminent

Flavors of My World Launch Imminent

In support of their book, Flavors of My World (Favorite Recipes Press; May 1, 2013), James Beard Award Winning Celebrity Chef and judge of Food Network’s hit show Chopped, Maneet Chauhan and co-author, Daily Food & Wine Founder and Jetset Magazine Travel Editor, Doug Singer will be conducting a 21-city book tour. Launching on April 18th in their […]

| April 2, 2013
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“Feel the Love” with Emeril’s Passover Brisket

“Feel the Love” with Emeril’s Passover Brisket

Brisket recipes to a Jewish Eastern European family are what Sunday Sauce is for Italian’s.  These are meant to represent the best foodie culture that a family has to offer and there is generally great pride in the secret family recipe.  Who would have thought that our family’s secret Passover Brisket recipe is actually Emeril […]

| March 27, 2013
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What are you so bitter about?

What are you so bitter about?

With more and more mixologists literally stirring the pot, there has been a proliferation of specialty concoctions and potions to assist them in their craft. Be it a vast selection of flavored simple syrups, unusual fruit, tinctures and a wide array of flavored rim salts and sugars, the options are many. I decided to dip […]

| March 19, 2013
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Mas Malo – Still Hip Enough for Downtown L.A.

Mas Malo – Still Hip Enough for Downtown L.A.

After two years, and 638 Yelp reviews, Mas Malo is going strong and satisfying the palates of those in search of fine Latin cuisine. Management is well aware that trends and tastes can change very quickly in this town, but Chef Robert Luna, who grew up with this cuisine, seems to always have his thumb […]

| March 12, 2013
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Ziggy Marley and Renowned Chefs Giving Back At SOBEWFF

Ziggy Marley and Renowned Chefs Giving Back At SOBEWFF

As we ate and drank our way through the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, one of the highlights was attending a Sustainable Foods Forum featuring Jamaican Reggae artist Ziggy Marley, along with Celebrity Chef Seamus Mullen (of NYC's Terlutia and The Next Iron Chef), Chef Ben Ford (of California's Ford's Filling Station) and Chef […]

| March 5, 2013
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Michigan’s Baroda Founders Wine Cellar

Michigan’s Baroda Founders Wine Cellar

Nestled in the heart of southwest Michigan, Baroda Founders Wine Cellar is making an impact on this little known wine region. Called the Lake Michigan Shore AVA (American Vinticultural Area), the climate is ideal for growing bountiful harvests. Baroda and fellow Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail wineries are producing high-quality award-winning wines. Baroda’s awards include […]

| February 19, 2013
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The Roses Your Man Will Love on Valentine’s Day

The Roses Your Man Will Love on Valentine’s Day

It began when Paul Jones, Jr., the founder of Four Roses Bourbon, became smitten by the beauty of a Southern belle. It is said that he sent a proposal to her, and she replied that if her answer were “Yes,” she would wear a corsage of roses on her gown to the upcoming grand ball. […]

| February 12, 2013
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