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Alfredo Miccoli, A layered chef & a dash of beet juice

“A restaurateur can weave a perfect palette for a dining experience, but true chivalry is a forever patron.” -BE Quote   I have been a constant at Almar restaurant, located in Dumbo, even before it was named named Almar. But only recently had I met Alfredo Miccoli, the co partner and Executive chef. One night, […]

Tastemakers: Beyond The Board

I wasn’t sure about spending a month in the Hamptons. I have always leaned forwards the Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard vibe. But, with my new mantra, “Good Energy-No Expectations.”  I absolutely loved it! I grilled constantly, farm-stand hopped, pitched my rainbow umbrella on the beach with breakfast sandwiches, and wine and cheese for sunsets […]

Classic Fish and Chips with Homemade Punchy Tartar Sauce

This recipe/video is the third of my Iceland Inspired dishes Series. I am excited to share this tasty recipe because it is perfect for the summer season of easy entertaining. I just had this conversation with my husband over an early bite before an evening flight at a seafood bar… he said “you always order […]

Mushroom and Barley Arancini

Barley is one of my favorite grains.  I love the wholesome texture and the nuttiness… and I feel healthy just eating it. I spotted mushrooms and barley on the menu a few times in Iceland and I imagined recreating arancini, traditional Italian rice balls with this barley and mushroom combination. Dill is a popular herb […]

Golden Door: A wholesome food line…Heartfelt cause

Golden Door balances its luxury and zen aura making it one of the most elite spa sanctuaries in the world, focused on the trifecta of mind, body, spirit, located in southern California amongst some other wellness heavy hitters. I was introduced to their food line curated by the Executive chef, Greg Frey Jr. and I […]