Pastry Chefs Gather for Sugar Rush

We are not Paris, but Boston’s pastry scene is magnifique and has been developing at a the speed that spun sugar sets over the last few years.  I got a taste of some of what the area’s best pastry chefs have to offer at the 4th Annual Sugar Rush.  Sugar …

I Don't Celebrate Any Old Day: Pie Day

Pi is a pretty special number.  It is an irrational number (I can be irrational sometimes too, but my love of pie is all reasonable). The date 3/14 is known as Pi Day because it represents the 1st three digits of pi.  It is also the birthday of Albert Einstein, …

Brunch a Love Story: Il Casale

il Casale Cucina Italiana in Belmont is a warm, welcoming space.  The dining room is often filled with regulars from around town, the occasional Top Chef film crew, and those who have heard how good the food is. I am a fan of dinner at il Casale and have been …

A Tale of Two Rugelach: Commonwealth Cambridge & Mamaleh's

Rugelach is a classic New York Jewish treat. It is made with a cream cheese pastry crust.  I have never made rugelach (I don’t think) but I recently did try my hand at a cream cheese crust for this rugelach inspired savoury crostata.   Cream cheese adds to the flavours and …

Shop Boston's Piazza: Eataly at the Prudential

Alright, I’ll admit it.  I was a skeptic when I heard Eataly was coming to Boston.  “We have our very own North End,” I thought “why do we need Eataly here?”  After a tour of Eataly Boston I’m convinced we do need it here and that the North End has one …

Lunch By the Ocean: Ocean Prime's Power Lunch

When I hear the world power lunch, I think of a different era.  I think of shoulder pads, suits, a group of men gathered around a dark table and a very big cheque. Today’s power lunch is an entirely different experience.  It has all of the luxe in terms of …

Dinner with Robert Irvine 

I am a fan of food tv, well ok I admit it, I am a fan of all kinds of DIY television.  Over the years I have seen Robert Irvine’s huge personality filling the scene on shows like Dinner: Impossible, Restaurant: Impossible, and Chopped.  So, recently when Xfinity invited me …