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Top 10 {Things I Love} :: Winter 2015

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My Top 10 {Things I Love} list is back for Winter 2015 with some fun and interesting objets de desir, places, people, books, food and drinks that I’m currently crushing on – not necessarily ordered in terms of my favorite – but are all worthy of a huge shoutout for their awesomeness in my opinion… Happy Holidays and New Year 2016!  Magpie Cookbook – Magpie Artisan Pie… Read More Top 10 {Things I Love} :: Winter 2015

BBQ, Chicken, Desserts, Family Recipes, Food and Cooking How-To's, Fruit, Gluten-Free Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Guest Feature, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Kitchen and Home, Mediterranean, NYC, Salads, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Television, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies, Video

Cooking with Color 4 Kids TV Summer Edition + Recipes from Spring Show

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My #CookingwithColor4Kids TV Show Summer Edition is LIVE and what a fun show we have for you…Thanks to all the amazing kids and parents who were on the show and for sharing all your awesome Summer recipes and how to make them with us!… Read More Cooking with Color 4 Kids TV Summer Edition + Recipes from Spring Show

Book Reviews, Food Reviews, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Kitchen and Home, Lifestyle, Mediterranean, NYC, Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Seafood, Spanish Food/Tapas, Things I Love, Uncategorized

Top 10 {Things I Love} Summer 2015

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My Top 10 {Things I Love} list is back for Summer with some fun and interesting things/places/foods/drinks that I’m currently crushing on – they aren’t necessarily ordered in terms of my favorite – but are all worthy of a shoutout in my opinion… Happy Summer everyone :)… Read More Top 10 {Things I Love} Summer 2015

Appetizers, Asian Food, Baking, Beef, Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Food, Cocktails, Desserts, Diet, Dressings/Marinades, Drinks and Cocktails, Ethnic Recipes, Food Styling & Photography, Gluten-Free Recipes, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Grilled Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Italian, Italian Dishes, Latin Food, Mediterranean, Mexican Food, NYC, Pork, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Spanish Food/Tapas, Spicy Food, Spreads/Dips, Things I Love, Uncategorized

Food Trends of 2014 + Flavor Forecast for 2015

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As the year 2014 is coming to an end, it’s always interesting to see what was hot and what was not in the culinary world and what new food and flavor trends we will see in the New Year 2015. Popular trends seem to come and go each year affecting everything we see: restaurants, blogs, online stores, magazines,… Read More Food Trends of 2014 + Flavor Forecast for 2015

Drinks and Cocktails, Food and Drink Events, Food Reviews, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Latin Food, Mediterranean, NYC, Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Things I Love, Uncategorized

Top Ten {Things I Love} :: Spring 2014

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Here are a few of my favorite things I am crushing on – some new and notable, and others just downright awesome and worthy of a shout out – people, places, things that are just absolutely THE BOMB. Chez Josephine If you’re looking for a magical place to wine and dine near NYC’s Theatre District,… Read More Top Ten {Things I Love} :: Spring 2014

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

Appetizers, Cheese, Chicken, Dressings/Marinades, Entrees, Ethnic Recipes, Fall Recipes, Food Styling & Photography, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Healthy Cooking, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Latin Food, Mediterranean, Mexican Food, Nutrition, NYC, Salads, Savory Dishes, Special Occasion, Spreads/Dips, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Food Styling for Mario Lopez and Avocados from Mexico on NBC Live and Bethenny Shows!

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I recently did a fun food styling TV segment for Mario Lopez and Avocados from Mexico on the Bethenny show and NBC New York Live. The segment featured Mario discussing his new cookbook Extra Lean,  demonstrating how to use fresh avocados in your everyday cooking for delicious healthy meals. I made his Chicken Enchiladas with Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa for the show –… Read More Food Styling for Mario Lopez and Avocados from Mexico on NBC Live and Bethenny Shows!

Beef, Book Reviews, Cheese, Desserts, Entrees, Fall Recipes, Food Styling & Photography, Fruit, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Healthy Cooking, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Mediterranean, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Pies and Tarts, Salads, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Special Occasion, Thanksgiving Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Seasonal Cooking with Honey :: Recipes from the Fresh Honey Cookbook

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I love cooking with honey – not only in the Fall or dead of Winter, but all year around. It’s such a nice substitute for regular sugar and gives a warm, homey flavor to almost all types of recipes. I recently picked up a copy of The Fresh Honey Cookbook, by Beekeeper, Caterer, Chef and… Read More Seasonal Cooking with Honey :: Recipes from the Fresh Honey Cookbook

Beef, Comfort Food, Dressings/Marinades, Ethnic Recipes, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Grilled Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Lamb, Mediterranean, Product Reviews, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Spicy Food, Spreads/Dips, Spring Recipes, Uncategorized

Spiced Moroccan Burgers with Green Harissa, Feta and Mint over Grilled Pita

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If you haven’t tried Moroccan Harissa before, listen up. It’s a lovely pepper sauce blend made with chili peppers, bell peppers, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt. That’s it. And it’s totally delicious. Harissa is a staple of Tunisian and Moroccan cuisine, and it is the central condiment in kitchens in North Africa used… Read More Spiced Moroccan Burgers with Green Harissa, Feta and Mint over Grilled Pita

Entrees, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Mediterranean, Pasta, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized

Summer in a Bowl: Vodka Cream Sauce Pasta w/ Fresh Basil, Mozzarella & Sundried Tomatoes

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There’s a great little place in my neighborhood called Todaro Bros. – a small, locally-owned deli and grocery store that sells fresh and imported Italian food and other gourmet groceries. I usually stop in at least once a week to peruse their cheese department and sample some of their fresh house-made mozzarella, just for kicks… Read More Summer in a Bowl: Vodka Cream Sauce Pasta w/ Fresh Basil, Mozzarella & Sundried Tomatoes

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