Laduree Soho

One of my new favorite places to go in New York is Laduree. Originally it was the Upper East Side location but then Laduree opened a huge bakery, restaurant, and open outdoor space in Soho, where Ken and I went one wonderful weekend. It’s such a beautiful bakery and all of the macarons and baked [...]

Artisan Bread School

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of taking an Artisan bread making class from Carl Shavitz at the Miele Center in Midtown (the PR firm sent me to the class for free). The all day class is an introductory course to bread making (there are also 3-day and 5-day courses all over the world – [...]

Dishing Up Vermont Giveaway

Tracey Medeiros, the author of Dishing Up Vermont, is sponsoring a giveaway of her new book! The book is all about Vermont farmers, chefs and food producers who practice sustainability. Dishing Up Vermont applauds its contributors for their dedication to producing fresh, healthy, pesticide-free products. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this [...]

Holiday Gift Idea – Oceana’s Adopt a Creature

Oceana is an amazing organization that was created in 2001 to identify the problems with our oceans and then coming up with practical solutions to implement. For the holidays, they’ve created an adopt a creature set that I think is a great gift idea for anyone on your shopping list. Oceana’s Adopt a Creature set [...]

Holiday Gift Idea — Breads for City Dwellers — Baking Class!

Happy December! There are 24 more days until Christmas and 11 days until Hanukkah, so in addition to restaurant reviews/product reviews/recipe ideas, I’ll be posting some gift ideas for the holidays. Today, we’ll start off with a bread making class (a delayed gift since the class isn’t until March next year). In New York, the [...]