Recipes

Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

I can’t get enough of that chocolate chip banana nut loaf from Starbucks and... 

Soft Scrambled Eggs Soft Scrambled Eggs

This is one of my favorite lazy Sunday brunch treats. The combo of soft eggs and... 

Apple and Quince Bread Pudding Apple and Quince Bread Pudding

There is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of warm bread pudding right out... 

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Food Blog

Journey Thru Lancaster – Part 2 Journey Thru Lancaster – Part 2

I woke up at 6am the next morning to make sure I got to the Achenbach bakery before... 

Journey Thru Lancaster – Part 1 Journey Thru Lancaster – Part 1

On a whim, Associate Editor Jenny Ruvolo and I decided to take a trip down to Lancaster,... 

The Eyeful The Eyeful

London is just one of those cities where a great dining experience can be just around... 

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New York Reviews

La Esquina and the Veal Tongue Taco of Death La Esquina and the Veal Tongue Taco of Death

First I want to start out by saying, I was so looking forward to trying the La Esquina veal tongue taco. Not only had all the reviews said it was really good, but in recent years I had discovered I liked tongue! I had eaten slices of it in sandwiches and found it to be delicious. Perhaps that’s why I felt so utterly betrayed by La Esquinas “lengua”... [Read more of this review]

ABC Kitchen ABC Kitchen

Chef Jean-Georges at ABC Kitchen Last night, my boyfriend Joe Wickes and I were treated by our friend, event designer Mark Rose, to dinner at the brand new ABC Kitchen (Executive Chef, Dan Kluger), the new Jean-Georges hot spot committed to organic and local meat and produce. It was a total knockout! We began with interesting and homespun cocktails... [Read more of this review]

Staten Island Mecca Staten Island Mecca

On Forest Avenue, right next to a gas station, there is an unassuming little halal store called the Mecca Market. I walked in with my family looking for a good rack of lamb for Easter, I thought the “Happy Easter! We have your Easter lamb!” poster on the door was a good sign. The sour and salty smells of cheeses, yogurts and an assortment of other... [Read more of this review]

Wanna do some pickle backs? Wanna do some pickle backs?

How does that sound to you? Sounds delightful to me! But sitting at a table at Whiskey Town with my brother, his wife, her sister and my cousin, all the reactions I got were total gross-out. Once I explained what the pickle back was and how great it is, the reactions staid the same. All but Jenny (sis-in-law’s-sis), she got it, she understood how... [Read more of this review]

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