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Category Archives: gadgets and tools

Black Bean Soup with Cumin

This is a simple to prepare, delicious soup. Cooking the dried spices or fresh chilies before adding stock, helps to release its flavorful oils. A little work for a lot of flavor. Ingredients 4 tablespoons olive oil or 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 large onions, diced 2 teaspoons kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 8 garlic […]

Eataly hits NY with a punch!

The unstoppable team of Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and his mother, Lidia, in collaboration with original Eataly (Torino, Italy) founder Oscar Farinetti have really done it this time. They have created an Italian mecca consisting of 50,000 square feet of all things Italian. Eataly is located at 200 Fifth Ave., between 23rd and 24th Streets […]

Two women provide tools & inspiration for eating locally grown food

Two women have collaborated to create a business called Chew On This. Carlin Greenstein and Annie Stranger, a chef and a graphic designer, are passionate about educating others about the overall benefits of eating locally. Their organization is dedicated to promoting the purchasing and eating of locally sourced products.  To that end, they have created […]

Stop Shlepping Seltzer!

Sitting on the kitchen countertop, is this “thing” that makes people ask, “What does that do!?” I just respond, “It makes seltzer, silly!” Gone now are the days of searching the isles of my food stores looking for seltzer (always “original”, never flavored!) Only to find that the original is gone and I’m left with […]

Wine lovers, sit up… take notice

At a recent 50+ bottle tasting, I continued to be intrigued about a little device that I’ve used for a few years which gives a hint to the future of a particular wine.  Exploring a wine and wondering when it will be at its peak is difficult. Then came the Clef du Vin.  This magical […]