According to the Chinese zodiac, the 2022 lunar new year officially begins on Tuesday, February 1, and celebrates the year of the tiger, specifically the water tiger. Let’s talk about food and the Chinese New Year. I had the privilege … Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year!
Hi Everybody, I’m thrilled to be partnering with San Marzano to share this incredible opportunity for you to win a dinner prepared with delicious #ILoveSanMarzanoDOP tomatoes at a local restaurant valued at $250. Time for a teaching moment. Did you … Continue reading I ❤ San Marzano DOP Contest Spring 2021
My last virtual cooking class was so much fun! The company that hired me was kind enough to forward the link to the YouTube video, so I thought I’d share the recipes and the class with you. OK, I agree … Continue reading Virtually Yours
Winter is right around the corner, along with cold, short days and longer nights. If you’re anything like me, you’re already beginning to miss the warm days of summer, and rich, sweet, juicy tomatoes plucked right from the vine. You … Continue reading I ❤ San Marzano DOP
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of their skin, or their background, or their religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes … Continue reading No One is Born Hating…
I’m pretty lucky that my friends and colleagues in the test kitchen usually humor me, and I’m missing that right now as we approach our fifth week in quarantine. Several weeks before our lives changed from normal to an episode … Continue reading Missing the Test Kitchen
I’m proud of the fact that I grew up in a racially diverse neighborhood. Like it or not, we all lived side by side, for better or for worse. Name an ethnicity, and we pretty much had it covered. From … Continue reading Thank You, Hilda!
My first encounter with this divine grain-based meal happened a couple of summers back. I was minding my own plate at a lazy afternoon picnic, and try as I might, I just couldn’t manage to keep my eyes off the … Continue reading Will You Mujadarrah Me?
Halloween is here! So many kids (and adults as well) are looking forward to celebrating. In just a few short hours, doors will open to a constant parade of monsters, superhero’s, celebrities and demons expecting that much-anticipated treat. Many of … Continue reading Things That Scare Me!
Lucky me!!! Look where I’ve been! I’m very excited to share my most recent special food journey with you. In fact, I’m so excited about it that I’m posting my images before the blog text because I truly believe that … Continue reading CHINA!!!
This year, Greek Orthodox Easter (Eastern) and Catholic/Protestant Easter (Western) are celebrated on the same day, April 24. More times than not, the dates for Eastern and Western Easter don’t coincide. In fact, 2014 is the next time Eastern and … Continue reading Two for One Special!!!
What is Passover? In one word, it’s a celebration! And one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays worldwide. Passover has ancient, historical and spiritual roots that run through all generations then and now, always and forever. According to the … Continue reading Passover!