Every year, I organize an intimate charity dinner for a wonderful organization, Maryhaven Center of Hope. This is one of Long Island’s oldest and largest nonprofit program, a nonsectarian agency which lovingly serves disabled children and adults of every race, religion and creed from the Metropolitan area. Since its founding in the 1930s, Maryhaven has […]
It was the beginning of the Jewish New Year and the end of an era. This year I celebrated Rosh Hashanah with Regena Thomashauer and her family and friends. Hollywood hottie Heather Graham was there too, and I cooked Chicken Marbella to honor my long-time friend Sheila Lukins, who recently passed away. Sheila was my boss for two […]
Maria Manetti Farrow The name has a special ring to it, rolling off my tongue like a melody. And that is who she is. My friend, Maria; a melody, sensual, lilting, full of music. I first met Maria in St. Barts many years ago and we became instant friends. As we walked the beach together, […]
This has been an amazing summer for me! Mostly, thanks to my circle of remarkable friends. My friends have been so generous and have taken me into their summer homes to share their kitchens throughout the season. Through staying with them, I have been able to renew my creative juices and fill their kitchens with […]
Despite my intense love of food, I would never consider myself a “glutton”. However, there are 3 days a year when I truly allow myself to behave like one! Those are the days of the annual Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City. This year it was June 28, 29th, […]
I met Gael Greene, restaurant critic extraordinaire, about 15 years ago, when my partner and I were invited to a small potluck dinner that she gave in the Hamptons. I made a dish for the potluck, I think it was a filet of beef, but who can remember? Either way, I was extremely nervous to […]
As we all know, pollen is not the only thing in the spring air…and
with the cherry blossoms, spring dresses, muscle tee-shirts, and
crocuses comes a rejuvenated spring bloom of aliveness amongst the
minds and hearts of all new yorkers. AND, for the food lover, that
aliveness is couple by an excitement for Spring Vegetables!
Hello, everyone! I am very excited about this post! Besides the exceptional food we created for this past Sunday Supper, I am eager to introduce you to the outstanding company that helped me cook this dinner. Last Sunday, I had the great honor and pleasure of cooking with one of the most extraordinary woman I know, Regena […]
As far as food is concerned…my Miami trip did not end there. My brother’s kitchen is one of my favorite kitchens to cook. It is so spacious…has a huge marble island and top quality cooking equipment…and pretty much anything a happy chef needs to do some damage! This Sunday I decided to cook for a group of 30 of his friends.
Hello, fellow food enthusiasts! So…I love cooking on Sunday nights. It’s kind of a ritual that I have, actually. I’ve noticed that many people are eating in more frequently these days to save money, and even though the economic state of the world is WAY less than ideal to say the least…it’s at least nice […]