July 24th was both one of the best days of my life but also one of the worst. I woke up that morning having barely slept, so full of excitement that I’m pretty sure I galloped out of bed into the shower. The reason behind my ear-to-ear grin was because I was going to be … More Why Mama needs a drink.
I’m not one to turn down food. I could be walking home from an 8-course tasting menu in total agony, completely stuffed to the brim, moments away from falling into the street and crawling into the fetal position to cry – when, if someone offered me a free sample of yoghurt or pizza bites or … More Hot Diggity Dawg!
First things first, I hope you guys had a joyous 3rd (and 4th) of July! I know I did. You know it’s bad when you need a weekend to recover from your weekend. Yes, the party was a big-time success. Tons of tasty bytes that included jumbo hot dogs, burgers dripping with cheddar and brownie … More Spaghetti gone social
Today is the best day ever. July 3rd! 3rd of July! America, my celebration for you begins a day early. Slip into your red, white & blue party clothes people – we’re makin’ moves.
Imagine a place where all your dreams come true. Where mounds of artisanal cheese are stacked to perfection and the cheesemonger just happens to be a cute 20-something with thick-rimmed glasses and a sheepish smile. Where you can get made-to-order buttery crêpes filled with vanilla lavender cream. Where pomme frites come overflowing in a homemade piped wrapper. … More The day I discovered the French Market
I’ve been back in Chicago for about a month and there has been a lot of eating. And it’s been awe-some. “Get me a pizza,” she cries, tears streaming down her face, “Deep dish – WITH TOPPINGS!”
I have always loved Valentines Day. Growing up, every morning on February 14th, I would saunter downstairs to the kitchen and there would be a small gift waiting for me at the table. Always wrapped in red, white, pink and purple paper, the gifts could range from a box of chocolates to Old Navy heart … More V-day, one year later
This past weekend, I was in Chicago for Lollapalooza, one of my favorite weekends of the year besides Christmas & any or all birthdays. Lolla weekend is three days of non-stop live music, dancing, booze, way too expensive street food & in my case, a chance to hang out with my favorite people in my … More An Ode to Chicago & Lolla 2012
You’re super excited to get out of your apartment. You have all this writing to do, coffee to drink, cupcakes to eat, people to watch, all from the big & comfy plush chair by the window of your local favorite coffee shop. On this particular day, the chair is free and available – a rarity … More Proper etiquette on a creaky door
“Mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare” (eat to live & not live to eat) Last week, I was indulging in a late lunch, sipping on Prosecco and noshing on bread & oil when someone asked me where my passion for writing and food came about. “Italy.”