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It’s been a great year – culinarily, your options definitely become narrower when your wife is pregnant and can’t stand the smell of just about any kind of food, cooked or not.

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Green Tea Panna Cotta

Our old friends Hideko and Jonathan Colton invited us over for a very memorable dinner recently. Hideko is a real foodie from Kanagawa (Yokohama) Japan, who has also learned classic French cuisine, in addition to having a strong foundation in Japanese cooking. She also teaches a fun and delicious sushi class that you can read […]

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Guest Recipe from Chef Piero Zani – Lemon Tart

Italy is famous for having some of the best lemons in the world. From Sicily, all the way up past Naples, the lemons are legendary. Interestingly, the north of Italy has a unique microclimate that makes it perfect for growing lemons, as well. My friend from the Lake Garda region, Chef Piero Zani, has offered […]

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Valentine’s Day Cooking Class at ICE – Essentials of Burgundian Cooking

Jamie and I received many great gifts for our wedding, but one of the most unusual was the gift of cooking instruction. Thoughtfully, (classically-trained chef & bass player in several of my bands) Tony Gregory and the lovely Melinda Zupaniotis generously gave us a gift certificate to classes at the renowned ICE Culinary Institute.

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Duck Three Ways

Dinner at Morimoto in Philadelphia

Jamie and I recently went back to Philadelphia, a city known for it’s deep foodie culture. The difference was that this time, with the help of OpenTable, we arrived in town with an actual reservation. And not just any reservation – considered among the best restaurants in the country, Morimoto is known among television foodie […]

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The Wine Trials 2010

Last year kicked off the first edition of the Wine Trials, about which I wrote in my post here. This year, the editorial staff revved up an even more qualified group of wine lovers across all relevant walks of life, from sommeliers to restaurant owners, and came up with this year’s The Wine Trials 2010: […]

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Jamie and Mike Make It Official

The reason for the lack of recent updates has been the planning and celebration of our recent wedding, followed by two remarkable honeymoons. OurĀ  wedding was a beautiful affair, a simple, heartfelt, spiritual ceremony presided over by the amiable Reverend Keith Gugliuzza, and attended by 45 of Jamie’s and my closest friends and family.

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