Post-Holidays+Mid-January=A Return to Salad (Et Al)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Okay, it’s time to not have the home page of my blog be Christmas cookies, for goodness’ sake. I’ve been MIA, I know. First I was in New York for the holidays with my family and then I was on vacation in Puerto Rico with my husband, about which I’ve yet to post (Caribbean bouillabaisse and mojitos, anyone?). For more…

A New World Awaits: Time to Fly

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Yes, my blog is normally focused on food, nutrition, science, cooking – that kind of thing. But we all know that theater references surface now and then. This art form is on my mind once again today as this is the final day of our fiscal year. In other words, it’s the end of my theater company‘s 14th season and our…

Coming Out in Rome

Saturday, May 26, 2012

This is the third post in a series discussing my recent trip to Rome, with its unexpected happenings while attending a scientific conference on diet and physical activity at the (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It was all downhill after my first day admiring the gorgeous pignoli-giving umbrella pine trees. Minor edits aside, this post was largely…

Do You Hear the People Eat?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Food Revolution Day  Jamie Oliver

(sung to the tune of “Do You Hear the People Sing?” in Les Misérables) It’s been quite some time since I made a theater reference, and this one immediately sprung to mind in light of the upcoming Food Revolution Day on Saturday, May 19.  It’s sort of like the 1832 revolution in France, only people shake wooden spoons instead of weapons…

Food + Art + Music + Comedy = Awesome

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Eat it Don't Tweet It | American Hipster

What a Foodie Does for Love of Art and Science Do you know how many cold dinners I’ve served in my quest to get great photos for my blog? Or how much of a complete douche idiot I feel like for pulling out my camera in a restaurant? But good food porn photography takes time and patience, people, it doesn’t…

Holiday Purgatory: Is It 2012 Yet?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas Tree | #pkway

It’s official. Between my continued gift wrapping, just viewed holiday television specials, and still-decorated-for-the-holidays-home-despite-the-dead-tree I’m in holiday purgatory. I’m caught somewhere between sadness for how quickly the holidays go by, anxiety for all the 2011 tasks that remain undone, and anticipation for when 2012 will really begin for me. (I’m thinking January 10, in case you were wondering.) Frankly, I…

The Holiday Diva (aka, Pomegranate Martini)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pomegranate Martini | The Diva

This drink is my signature cocktail, and the picture here reflects when it was served to all of the guests at my Jacques Pépin food and wine lecture in 2015. * * * * * A Diva is Born No, I am not talking about myself. I’m neither nutrition grinch nor egomaniac. My version of a pomegranate martini, I created…

Those Nefarious Nutrition Scientists are at it Again!

Friday, December 2, 2011

If only I had I a picture of me in a lab coat poring over test tubes and looking evil, like Dr. Horrible*, or a photo of my lavish office! Well, I don’t have a recent picture of me in a lab coat, and to get a better feel for my office you can watch The Daily Show video below. Where…

Eggplant, Part 1: Baingan Bharta

Friday, November 18, 2011

Baingan Bharta

Nothing not to love about eggplant, in my opinion, especially given its glossy purple skin and spongy flesh that can take on a variety of flavors and textures. A member of the nightshade family, it’s quite a versatile vegetable and very low in calories. There are lots of things I like to make with it: eggplant terrine with tomato, basil, and goat…

Going Global, Eating Local (London Style)

Friday, October 28, 2011

London Food

As you know, my diet is built on a foundation of local food (to the extent possible). Not surprisingly, I talk a lot about farmers’ markets and fresh produce, where it all begins. Coming soon, you’ll hear more about why this is so important in a short video filmed at the lively Copley Square farmers’ market here in Boston. Look…

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