Chef Interviews, Chicken, Comfort Food, Entrees, Food Reviews, Food Styling & Photography, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Guest Feature, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies

Expert Interview Series with FoodyDirect.com!

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I recently was invited to be a part of the FoodyDirect.com Expert Interview Series to talk about great tasting and looking food, and am honored to share the interview with you! I also included one of my favorite go-to recipes in the article, my Rochester-Style Chicken French with Broccolini which I know you’re gonna love! Check out the interview below and on FoodyDirect.com (the best online mail order source for gourmet food and gifts!… Read More Expert Interview Series with FoodyDirect.com!

Chef Interviews, Events and Awards, Lifestyle, Things I Love, Uncategorized

Celebrating International Women’s Day :: Top Women in Food + Beverage

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What a great day to celebrate! Today is International Women’s Day (Wednesday, March 8th) and I’m proud to be an entrepreneurial woman in the New York City food scene. I’m also proud of all the thousands of other smart, talented, independent, business savvy women I know around the world, in the culinary world, business world, political scene, creative and marketing fields, and more (too many to mention!).. and raise a glass to all they have achieved.… Read More Celebrating International Women’s Day :: Top Women in Food + Beverage

Cheese, Chef Interviews, Chicken, Cocktails, Entrees, Events and Awards, Food and Drink Events, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, NYC, Pasta, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Uncategorized

Olive Garden unveils new ‘Tastes of the Mediterranean” menu

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I had the opportunity to attend a special preview tasting of Olive Garden’s new ‘Tastes of the Mediterranean’ menu this week at a lovely event held at Haven’s Kitchen in NYC with a group of other food bloggers, writers and journalists.… Read More Olive Garden unveils new ‘Tastes of the Mediterranean” menu

Chef Interviews, Food and Cooking How-To's, Food Reviews, Food Styling & Photography, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Guest Feature, NYC, Product Reviews, Uncategorized

My Expert Interview on FoodyDirect.com!

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I was recently interviewed by Foody Direct as part of their Expert Interview program. Read the full interview on the FoodyDirect.com Blog!

FoodyDirect is an online marketplace bringing the most delicious food in the country right to the doorstep of your home or office.… Read More My Expert Interview on FoodyDirect.com!

Chef Interviews, Comfort Food, Events and Awards, NYC, Restaurant Reviews, Things I Love, Uncategorized

How 3 NYC Restaurants are using Social Media creatively to break through the clutter

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Most restaurateurs are beginning to understand the power of social media and online marketing. Running a print ad or spending money on television ads is expensive. Smart operators realize the importance of connecting with consumers and influencers, and how positive online engagement can affect their brand, business, foot traffic and reputation. Social media can be… Read More How 3 NYC Restaurants are using Social Media creatively to break through the clutter

Chef Interviews, Food Reviews, Gourmet Food and Drinks, NYC, Restaurant Reviews, Things I Love, Uncategorized

Tavern on Jane unveils a new menu and revamped space in the West Village NYC

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Tavern on Jane is a quaint restaurant and bar in the West Village on the corner of Eight Ave and Jane Street, a fun, cozy space I visit often, and a gathering place where everybody does know your name. I recently did a photo shoot for the owner Michael Stewart of their new revamped space and some of their hot food items on their newly redesigned menu. … Read More Tavern on Jane unveils a new menu and revamped space in the West Village NYC

Appetizers, Chef Interviews, Cocktails, Ethnic Recipes, French Recipes, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Latin Food, Mediterranean, Mexican Food, NYC, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Side Dishes, Spanish Food/Tapas, Special Occasion, Uncategorized, Winter Recipes

Break out the Bubbly! Sparkling Wine Recipes + Holiday Food Pairings from NYC Master Sommeliers

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The Christmas Holiday and New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and there’s no better way to celebrate the occasion than to pop open a bottle of gorgeous bubbly sparkling wine. Most people automatically think of Champagne when it comes to sparkling wine but there are actually some great selections of Cava and Prosecco that fit the bill too. But what is the difference between them all and how do you pick one that suits your palette and your budget?

I interviewed some of NYC’s top Wine Directors and Sommeliers: Joseph Camper of db Bistro, Laura Williamson of Jean-Georges, Jason Arias of Txikito, Peter Mastrogiovanni of La Cenita/EMM Group and Joe Campanale from Epicurean Group; to unveil the mystery behind all three sparkling wines and get some recommendations, food pairings and recipes to help you plan your holiday cocktail party in style.… Read More Break out the Bubbly! Sparkling Wine Recipes + Holiday Food Pairings from NYC Master Sommeliers

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Mix it Up! Non-Traditional Holiday Menu Ideas & Recipes from NYC Top Chefs

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It’s that time of year again to start planning menus and recipes for the holidays. But instead of just serving traditional turkey or ham, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole, why not mix it up a little bit and serve your holiday meal with an international flair? I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes and interview several Top Chefs and restaurants in NYC to get some creative ideas for non-traditional holiday menus for the holidays. Whether it have a Latin, French, Asian, Jewish or Italian twist; here are some great international menu ideas and recipes for a fabulous holiday meal with family and friends that break the norm.… Read More Mix it Up! Non-Traditional Holiday Menu Ideas & Recipes from NYC Top Chefs

Chef Interviews, Food and Drink Events, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Guest Feature, Lifestyle, Markets, NYC, Restaurant Reviews, Things I Love, Travel, Uncategorized, Veggies

Blue Hill New York – a well deserved James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant

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I had the recent opportunity to have an intimate conversation with Trevor Kunk, Chef de Cuisine of Blue Hill New York about their history, philosophy, cuisine and thoughts on their recent James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant 2013. We sat in the charming back patio garden room as he told me the story of the… Read More Blue Hill New York – a well deserved James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant

Chef Interviews, Food and Drink Events, Food Reviews, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, NYC, Special Occasion, Spring Recipes, Uncategorized, Winter Recipes

Celebrate St Patty’s Day with Authentic Irish Food from Good Food Ireland

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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Good Food Ireland (www.goodfoodireland.ie), the first-ever, all industry network driving food tourism in Ireland, offers the perfect online destination to shop, plan a food trip, obtain great Irish recipes and learn about authentic Irish food experiences.  Good Food Ireland sets criteria for the “best in class” of Irish… Read More Celebrate St Patty’s Day with Authentic Irish Food from Good Food Ireland

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