Archives for April 2013

An Evening of Artisanal Latin American Cooking

James Beard award winner and Hoboken chef Maricel Presilla has won the prestigious International Association of Culinary Professionals award for best general cookbook for her years-in-the- making “Gran Cocina Latina,” an epic look at Latin American cooking.

Fantasy Kitchen

What would you do to your kitchen if you had carte blanche to redesign it? If you’re anything like me, you’ve definitely spent a good deal of time dreaming of your fantasy kitchen, so let’s have some fun today and window shop!

It’s Back! 50 Shades Of Kale Cooking Class

Here’s your chance to get more intimate with one of the hottest health foods out there — kale!! Register now for my next 4-hour class at the Institute of Culinary Education on May 23, 2013 — cooking and devouring recipes from my ’50 Shades of Kale’ book…

Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize Wish

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out movement to teach every child about food. See how you can get involved for Food Revolution Day…

Coffee Vs. Tea

Check out these factoids about coffee and tea… interesting data about the most caffeinated beverages.

How To Pair Wine With Foods

Sommeliers use opposing taste profiles such as sweet and sour all the time to create perfect food and wine pairings. Follow these simple guidelines to make the best wine and food pairings at home…


I’ve talked about the health wonders of superfoods – highly nutritious foods that come with a host of vitamins, minerals along with special healing compounds. But some superfoods are even more “super” than others, I’ll refer to them as “Über-Superfoods”!

Masala Farm

I recently attended an event my friend and accomplished chef Suvir Saran shared his delectable recipes along with his views on health. Like me, Suvir grew up with his grandma’s home-cooking and I think he’d agree that when it comes to healthy delicious food, cooking from scratch is best as you’ll see in his new book “Masala Farm”.