I was not prepared to fall so hard for Rome. I knew that the sights were going to be beautiful, and that the food will be incredible, but until we actually got there, I...

The seared salmon nigiri from Fuji at Kendall is one of my favorite things on their menu. It's savory and luxurious, thanks to the chili garlic oil, which comes with crunchy pieces of fried garlic,...

Crispy crackling skin, tender meat, and a salty stuffing of liver, fennel, and rosemary all create this luscious roasted suckling pig dish from La Buca di Ripetta in Rome, Italy. This was one of...

February 12, 2018

White Chocolate Crunch Fudge

Some people love white chocolate, and some people hate it. Same goes for Valentine's Day. I obviously fall into the former category. Other things I love: roses and anything rose-scented and rose-colored, condensed milk,...

The first Dish of the Week for the year has to be extra special, and it is: the tuna tartare from UNI. It is exceptional, made with the freshest tuna but also mortadella (yes,...

January 29, 2018

Chocolate Birthday Cake

I've been making my own birthday cake for several years now, and each year I tend to think I've outdone myself. But this really might be the year. This is the year of Chocolate...

January 15, 2018

Filipino Chicken Adobo

Adobo is the most Filipino of all foods. It’s the unofficial national dish of the Philippines, so ingrained in our culture, that just the thought of the fragrant stew can make any Filipino think...

December 30, 2017

2017 Best Moments

Here we are again: at the end of another year, reflecting on the best and worst times, and poised to leap forward. For those of you who know me personally and for long-time readers...

Portland, Maine is one of my favorite summer destinations in New England, but last weekend, Matt and I took a trip there and enjoyed the city in its winter wonderland glory. Food & Wine...

Think buttery graham cracker crust, velvety chocolate filling, fluffy espresso and Kahlua mascarpone whipped cream, finished with a generous sprinkling of smoked sea salt. It's perfection.