Tag Archives: New York

Little Italy here we come!

We are off to Mulberry Street!  It has been years since I have been on Mulberry Street.   Growing up in New York I would often go to Little Italy and visit Caffé Roma, Caffé Napoli, and Ferrara’s just to name a few places all the time.   September would not be the same without a visit to the Feast of San Gennaro.  So many memories!
Tonight as I walked Kudzu onto Mulberry Street there was an incredible amount of activity. The sidewalks were filled with people.   Restaurants one right after the other had their menus on the street and each restaurant had …

 

Kudzu visits Cipriani Downtown!

After a long drive it was time for lunch or a light snack at least when we got to New York City!  One of my favorite restaurants since my daughter was a little girl is Harry Cipriani.   We would stay at the Sherry Netherland Hotel which became one of my favorite hotels and enjoy room service which came from Harry Cipriani and meals in their restaurant.  I have great memories of the hotel and Harry Cipriani!
Harry Cipriani’s reminded me of Italy, The Italian Line ships I sailed on and where I tasted my first Bellini.  This is the closest I …

 

Share a glass of wine with Stanley Tucci

After a hard day’s work, Stanley Tucci’s “Vine Talk,” on PBS was just what I needed. Lots of laughs, and casual, good times conversations. Each week a different celebrity panel and audience get to taste and judge each episode’s six featured wines. Can you imagine six glasses of wine lined up before you? If that isn’t enough to capture your attention, add to the menu appetizers, brought by a celebrity chef who has “paired” exact ingredients to go with the wines.
This show is a winner for me. On Episode 102, the featured wines of the week were New York’s Finger Lake District …

 

Chaewon Kim Breast cancer survivor’s radical renovation is talk of the neighborhood

Chaewon Kim

Some smile at its in-your-face departures from conventional residential design, others deem it an eyesore, and a few have even complained about it to the city. But few passersby lack an opinion about the offbeat, rusted, ironclad house at 15 Clifton St. in North Cambridge.
For Chaewon Kim, a breast cancer survivor who receives care at Dana-Farber, the controversial renovation has become a hard-earned calling card for her architectural ambitions — and a symbol of her determination to take charge of her life.
Barely finished with her training, the young architect saw her existence shaken to the core when she narrowly …

 

Chaewon Kim Breast cancer survivor's radical renovation is talk of the neighborhood

Chaewon Kim

Some smile at its in-your-face departures from conventional residential design, others deem it an eyesore, and a few have even complained about it to the city. But few passersby lack an opinion about the offbeat, rusted, ironclad house at 15 Clifton St. in North Cambridge.
For Chaewon Kim, a breast cancer survivor who receives care at Dana-Farber, the controversial renovation has become a hard-earned calling card for her architectural ambitions — and a symbol of her determination to take charge of her life.
Barely finished with her training, the young architect saw her existence shaken to the core when she narrowly …

 

Turkey Time! Traditions and Recipes Asked for Each and Every Year! Cipolline Al Forno!

Why is it that when I think of planning my Thanksgiving Day menu, I would love to try new recipes but my family and guests request the same Thanksgiving menu year in and year out!  Most of these recipes are made this one day only and won’t be repeated until the next Thanksgiving!  Why I don’t know, it is just the way it happens!
It wasn’t until someone on Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer’s Facebook page made me see the light, our holiday dinner and its menu was tradition!  I guess you just don’t mess with tradition!

Tags: baked onions, boston bakes …

 

Food Trucks in the Suburbs!

It is surprising to drive on Highland Avenue in Needham and see a food truck!  The first time I passed the truck, I thought maybe it was a one day visit.  Every time I passed the corner of Highland Avenue and West Street in front of the CVS, there was the same food truck.   There really was a food truck in Needham, Massachusetts and it was not a mirage!
So finally after passing the food truck so often, I had to stop at Burrito Dave’s.  This is where I met Karen and Dave, husband and wife who own and operate Burrito …

 

My Food Truck Advernture Part 1. Childhood Memories!

Growing up in New York, I grew up with the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck and a Chinese Food Truck driving through the neighborhood.  Bill was our Good Humor Ice Cream man who was there for us year after year dressed in his Good Humor whites.  For me the picture of the original ice cream bar on the Good Humor truck was by far the most perfect image ever! It was how an ice cream bar should look and taste.  That picture on the truck set the standard for me. It always had and for some reason always will!
For a …

 

Jewish Tradition The Bakery!

It is early in the morning and having fed my two dogs, I quickly head out the door to go to the Jewish bakery to stand on line to get my 2 round challahs and some other treats for the start of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah.
I am writing this so my grown daughter learns this tradition as well for I am sure she has had no idea that when she was growing up each year after she left for school, I would go to the bakery to stand on a long line to get the challahs for the holiday …

 

Freeze and Bake Rugelach! Perfect for your Holidays!

I love recipes that say right from the start “make the whole recipe and freeze them unbaked.” As I get ready for the upcoming holidays which are so early this year there is a blur between Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah, I am excited that Ina Garten’s Rugelach recipe fits the bill!

I am trying to remember my first rugelach memory but to be honest I can’t!  All I know is that rugelach was always a staple in our house when I was growing up in New York and it did not matter if it was homemade or from Walls or …