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Enjoying Rio

August 14, 2016 I love to eat and I love to eat out. When you read this, I will be spending my very last day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. more »»

What waitresses know

July 31, 2016 Why do we come here? On our first visit, we stopped at this little restaurant. Four months later, we stopped again and the waitress asked where we had been. That’s what did it. We were sold. more »»

Canada’s food authority: Mme Jehane Benoit

July 3, 2016 “I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.” Jehane Benoit Jeanne Benoit is Canada’s most famous food authorit. more »»

Women in the culinary world: The incomparable chef, Julia Child

June 19, 2016 There are some very special women who have greatly influenced the food world. I’d like to share some of their stories. more »»

The Fannie Farmer book has great stuff

June 5, 2016 The next few weeks I am going to take a look at some of the women who made a difference in the culinary realm. Today we visit Fannie Farmer. Oh Fanny, You always know how to do it righ. more »»

Serve it quickly; remove it slowly

May 22, 2016 Oh busboy, I hate it when it takes forever to get a meal at an event. Oh busboy, I hate it when some entrees get served before other. more »»

We live in an explosion of food

April 24, 2016 Yesterday I went to Albany to buy a pair of shoes. After having lunch at a friend’s in Schenectady, I headed south to Albany. more »»

Italian furniture makers strengthen their brand names through archives

April 24, 2016 By COLLEEN BARRY The Associated Press MILAN — Big Italian furniture brands turned out collections at the 55th Milan Furniture Fair that included forgotten or neglected treasures from their archives,... more »»

Celebrity Chef Dinner — 24 years of success

April 10, 2016 “You are cordially invited to the First Annual Celebrity Chef Dinner sponsored by The Soroptimist Club of Fulton County. more »»

Spring and asparagus and a great recipe

March 27, 2016 It’s spring and asparagus is on sale in the grocery. I love this elegant vegetable. Its shoots are just delicious in a stir fry or added to macaroni and cheese. more »»

Standing and sitting via Anita ala Carte

March 13, 2016 I am a fan of “Downton Abbey” on PBS. I like many things about this   superior soap opera — it is tasteful and well done — but I particularly enjoy noting the fine manners used in the past. more »»

Giving up white food for Lent

March 6, 2016 Well, we are smack dab in the middle of lent — a time when traditional Christians give up something as a sacrifice. more »»

I’d rather be glamping

February 21, 2016 Glamping  is a term derived from the two words “glamorous camping.” Glamping is also referred to as “glam camping,” “lux camping,” “luxury camping” and many other similar phrases. more »»

Looking at the ‘Dinner in a Box’

December 27, 2015 Stumble in the front door at 7 p.m. after a long day at work, and the last thing anyone wants to do is spend an hour making a mess in the kitchen. more »»

Fat and jolly is overrated

December 13, 2015 The average American puts on 6 to 8 pounds during the holidays. Here are 10 suggestions to keep you trim while trimming the tree. Setting some limits will also set you up to start the New Year righ. more »»

Balsamic — pricey and priceless

November 1, 2015 Northern Italy — place of the pricey and the priceless. more »»

For the love of apples

October 18, 2015 We just got back from Rogers Orchard’s. I now have a peck of apples on my counter. What kind are they you might wonder. more »»

Reunion brings great memories and new recipe

October 4, 2015 I was invited to the 50th high school reunion of the class of 1965 at Utica Free Academy in Utica. I looked at the invitation on my email and thought, oh busboy, someone has made a big mistake. more »»

Celebrating the delicious bagel

September 20, 2015 Oh busboy, today is Bagelfest day. Lenders bagels was started in Connecticut in 1927 and in 1986, they opened the largest bagel factory in the country in Mattoon, Ill. more »»

Cooking this summer’s bounty

August 9, 2015 Yeah summer. My garden is just at the peak of producing. The farm-stands are unwrapped, the bins are full. The produce section is crammed with newly picked treasures. more »»

 
 
 

 

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