Journal 2017-12-28T03:07:36+00:00


Food and drink from around town and around the world.


The Art of (Thanksgiving) Plating

Days of organizing (and agonizing), hours of cooking and then Thanksgiving lands in a pile on your plate. Splat. I'm sorry, am I being mean? It just seems

Cooking with Dad… Again!

This is what every brunch should look like- bacon, baby love, big smiles all around.  Can we cook with Food Network every weekend?! We loved every minute (okay,

!Bienvenidos a Mexico!

As you can see, it took the kiddos .05 seconds to settle into their new Mexican routine... Enjoying plates of juicy, ripe mango and farm-fresh eggs while watching

Ultimate Guide: London and Paris

Yes, that's me at the Duane Reade check-out, grinning ear-to-ear. I'm buying a box of Airborne and I'm ecstatic. Because that little box means I'm about to get

Stress-Free Thanksgiving, Promise!

Don't let the cute faces fool you! (It's the eyes... and the darn mustache pacifier!) These two turkeys are tough customers when it comes to Thanksgiving. She complains

The Wharf ‘Uncorked’

We we cooked, we sipped, we conquered!   The Wharf 'Uncorked' in Orange Beach, Alabama was a hit with everyone in the family- from the littlest,

Beach Paradise

We love the city. And we hate the city... (My Thursday morning at the beach, coffee in hand, with Parker Lee) We love living & working amid the chaos and

Paris In The Springtime…

Let’s go to Paris. We’ll shred our puffer coats—those ambulatory sleeping bags that we’ve all been wearing for the past six months—hop the next Paris-bound flight at JFK

Ai Marmi (aka L’Orbitorio)

When a line snakes out the front of a Roman pizzeria, that’s a good thing. During Brooke’s year in Rome (don’t ask the year… it was before the

Enoteca Regionale Palatium

Brooke’s very in-the-know best friend, Ellen, hit the jackpot by marrying a handsome Italian and moving to Rome. (Hey, it has to happen to someone…) Their date night

Trattoria Monti

If Trattoria Monti and their celebrated ‘tortini’ were good enough for Frank Bruni, they were good enough for us. But let’s back up a bit…We never would have


Bucatini all’amatriciana virtually courses through the veins of Romans. Aside from their love affair with innards (tripe, stomach, kidneys), Romans love nothing more than a hot bowl of

Forno Campo dei Fiori

Smack dab in the heart of Campo dei Fiori- “Campo,” as the Romans call it, also being the location of one of the most gorgeous, morning produce markets

Roscioli and Il Goccetto

Roscioli We land in Paris, we head to Le Comptoir du Relais. We land in Rome and we head to Roscioli. The Roscioli brothers are like a Mario

New York Happy Hour

Wallflower When the mixologist of a world-famous restaurant leaves his 4-star gig to branch out and open his own bar, you know to follow. We first met Xavier


For a coastal city in Florida, Apalachicola has a  shockingly low number of shops selling t-shirts and inflatable beach toys. Instead Apalachicola makes its way by rising early

Les Fines Geules

It was one of those happy moments when we had nothing to do but stroll around the most beautiful city in the world and discover- unearth delicious places,

Le Severo

Accept no imitations. Steak tartare in Paris should be hand-chopped, fresh, no frills and just about the best you’ve ever tasted. The frites that share the plate should

Les Itineraires

Les Itineraires needs to be a part of your “flaneur” existence in Paris. Don’t know what that is? A flaneur is an only-in-Paris kind of character

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