Greens With Envy

Recently, I told my friend Kate that I was headed to the store, and she asked me to get her some escarole for a dinner party we were having together the next day. I happily agreed, got several heads, and put them in the fridge for safe keeping.


An Embarrassment of Limes

You can only drink so many gin and tonics in one day.


Shake it!

Centuries ago, when I was in my early 20s, I often went to Tanglewood - an incredible classical music festival in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts - with my friends Bill and Alan.


What Shall We Make?

About a week before Thanksgiving, someone invariably comes to me in a panic. "We're having Vegetarians for dinner!" My first thought is always the childish one: "Really? How will you prepare them?"


Beauty and the {French} Bistro: A Cookbook Review

This is the first time I have reviewed a cookbook without holding it in my hands, to feel its heft, and how it actually reads with (and without) my glasses.



My Favorite Food Group

Butter. Chocolate. Sugar. Pasta. Wine. Those are the five food groups, right?