From Russia to Greece…with Love

Saturday was time well spent setting off in my private jet (aka MTA) to the festive sights and tastes of Russia and Greece. Don’t believe it was that easy to do both in one day? Then you don’t know New York. Saturday morning, after a nice bowl of coffee and a baked egg (w/cream &…

Good Food – Good Friends – Good Times

Summer is ripe for pool parties, barbeques, and early morning walks on the beach. Or, in my world, ice cold showers, pasting ‘oven on vacation till fall’ signs in the kitchen, and air-conditioned shop stops along my route to/from the subway. And, like a faithful New Yorker (heehee), I eat out. As has been told…

Breezin’ Through…

Maremma…a vast oasis of cowboys and anchovies…wait, haven’t I heard this somewhere before? Ah yes, West Village, Ducasse, Bastianich…yadda, yadda, yadda. I’m just waiting for my plane ticket from the pro-Tuscan association to whisk me away to the beautiful land so I can actually see it for myself. Hello…hint hint…anyone out there? Alas, I am…

Orchard Street Yields New Harvest

Hey all! I didn’t get a chance to write anything up on this, so I’m posting the Release I received. It’s a  greenmarket opening on the Lower East Side, tomorrow June 9. Hope you all can make it!Also, don’t forget about the Fancy Food Show, which also runs tomorrow until Tuesday at the Jacob K….

Hot Dogs???? in Japan???

Hot Dogs in Japan??? Normally, sushi, Manga, or Harajuku girls come to mind when I think of Japan.  But at 53 3/4 in 12 minutes, I’m tellin’ ya, now hot dogs and Japan are like white on rice;  thanks to Takeru Kobayashi (whoa! Check out those abs!), this year’s (and the past five) hot dog-eating…

Ciao Italia!

"Una cena senza vino è come un giorno senza sole."  "A day without wine is like a day without sunshine." I was hoping to quote a line from Under the Tuscan Sun; however, my favorites, having nothing to do with food, ended up being "Regrets are a waste of time. They’re just the past crippling…