Guilty Pleasures – Why We Shouldn’t Feel Bad about Feeling Good

“Mom!! You??!”, my daughters exclaim in disbelief as they catch me indulging in my usual Sunday evening pastime – watching TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé”. I shrug my shoulders in an attempt to downplay the apparent irony of the situation. In the past, I have always disparaged any type of so-called “reality/trash tv” which to me … More Guilty Pleasures – Why We Shouldn’t Feel Bad about Feeling Good

The Indelible Legacy of Anthony Bourdain

Perhaps no one has impacted the culinary world in the unique way that Anthony Bourdain had achieved in his lifetime. Certainly many chefs have made their mark but his is one of unabashed, unfiltered, perceptive storytelling that transcended and defied high-brow haute cuisine, not to mention the tv celebrity chef culture he so disdained. Bourdain … More The Indelible Legacy of Anthony Bourdain

Food for Thought

My love for cooking began as far back as I can remember. Sunday mornings as a child consisted of helping Mom (sometimes begrudgingly) to dice onions and garlic and…shhhhhhh……other secret ingredients…..which would be incorporated into a delicious concoction Italians call ragu. The aroma of the slowly simmering tomato sauce would seep its way outdoors like … More Food for Thought