“Savor the flavor” of eating from your neighbors!  Farmers Markets are alive and many Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs have begun.  When you choose local, your produce is “fresh from the farm” and not only will you reap more nutritional benefits...

April 4, 2016

Ah, spring. We’ve suffered through the cold and dark of winter long enough, and we are now rewarded with the harvests of the new season. As the sun stays out longer, and the snow and frost melts away from the ground, we start to see early signs of greenery growing out...

November 17, 2014

Every year I bring a stash to New Jersey for the holidays and ride the dreaded New Jersey Transit. This year, I will bear bags of NYC goodies to share with my family: The DiCarlo Girls

Clockwise form Top: Josie, Me, Antonete, Agata (Tina) and Carmelina (Baby Lina)


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November 5, 2014

 3 Ways to assemble simple, healthy bruschetta for your next get-together! Watch here!


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September 4, 2014

At the intersection of my favorite entrance to Central Park, despite the horse manure wafting through the air, the Plaza Hotel has tucked away it's sleek little food hall. Keeping with the Plaza Hotel's very Falcon Crest and Robin Leach vibe, the food hall offers some...

September 4, 2014

Chelsea Market in the Meatpacking District is getting better with age (15 yrs old!) Richer, wiser and more intense! It has a mix of classic vendors that have been there from the beginning and some exciting new additions.  I love the stripped down look of brick, copper...

August 26, 2014

Over the weekend, my sisters Tina (in from San Francisco) and Antonete, met at my mother's house in New Jersey. We went to the farmer's market and picked up a lovely Jersey bounty of fruits and vegetables and did some antiquing along the way! Columbus Markets also feat...

July 17, 2014

DiPalo Selects has been a landmark market in Little Italy. I spoke to Lou DiPalo about his 4th generation Italian specialty food store, which carries regional and hand-crafted Italian products. And got the scoop on his new book to be released this fall: DiPalo's Guide...

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