The Holidays were filled with so much wonderful food and I indulged every night–perhaps a little too much! Now I’m ready to start a new exercise routine after all that wining and dining and I’m cooking up some lighter foods. One of my favorite salads is pears, pistachios and Roquefort–the perfect combination! Pears are in […]
When the holidays are here, it’s easy to be overcome with all of the madness that follows! The planning, the shopping, the visiting, the parties, and the traveling! So, I thought it would be helpful to give you a Gift of Flavor! Here’s a video of an Apple Crisp recipe that is one of my favorite […]
When I think of Fall, I think of the colors: rich golden yellows, burnt sienna-reds, deep pinks. It seems as if these colors appear everywhere — in the changing leaves, the beautiful sunsets, and (as I realized the other night while eating a pomegranate) in the food we eat! When I think of cooking in […]
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 […]
A quick bit about me. I am a NYC based chef, party planner, chocolate distributor and food consultant and I am blessed to live a dream life. Filled with adventure, travel and of course lots of different kinds of foods from all over the world…I love to entertain friends and family and do all things food related. I began my culinary journey many years ago when I took my first cooking class in the Village in NYC. I had moved to NYC to become a dancer/ actress and then after that first cooking class, changed the whole direction of my life.