The Big Day!!!

Yaaaaayyyy!!! I just returned from a wonderful party full of lovely folks, and the food was a hit. I spent most of my time in the kitchen, but did get to taste a bit of vino and learn a few bad words in Japanese. The apartment was amazing, the chow flowed, and the evening was…

Day 3

Day 3: Whew! Still waiting for the cupcake frosting to get its act together, so I can frost those babies and top ’em with walnuts. Got a late start today, but finally finished almost everything aside from the final preparations, which will be done tomorrow. Finished the cucumber soup; mixed the avocado-wasabi aioli that goes…

Day 2 of Catering Prep

Day 2: Yesterday morning, I woke up, took a shower, had a bowl of coffee and a sugary donut stick, and ran out the door for my final grocery shopping feat. Then I, of course, ran back into the apartment, flipping everything upside down and inside out not remembering where I strategically placed that shopping…

My Catering Op

I love to cook. And no, I am not a chef. I have cooked for a few dinners, cocktail parties, gatherings, and such, but have never had any serious formal training. And no, things do not always turn out as I’d like. I would love to eat healthier, and am starting to get there, though…

May 16 Update!!

Bonjour à Tous! Just wanted to write up a few updates. I am waaaay behind regarding the James Beard Awards as winners were announced over a week ago, and I greatly apologize. Due to early rising on Tuesday, I was regretfully unable to make the after party of the awards. Though I hear it was…

A Cure-All to Your Supermarket Catatonia!

This afternoon, in the somewhat stuffy 3rd floor room of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library at NYU, I sat, listened, and learned a bit about how to shop for my food from Dr. Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of NYU’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health. First of all, aren’t we all just…

What’s up?

Hello all!Just a quick tidbit on a lovely little place in NYC – The Diner. It’s no secret, it’s not ya Uncle Jimmy’s typah dinah, and it is in the fateful Meatpacking District (ugh…). However…it’s 24-hours, they play upbeat dancy music for the young-at-heart, and the Disco Fries (smothered in gravy, melted cheddar & mozzarella)…