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10 Great Cookbooks for Your Holiday Wishlist

10 Great Cookbooks for Your Holiday Wishlist

I own hundreds of cookbooks.  However, they’re not all created equal.  These are ten of my favorites. I believe every cook deserves to own some (or, better yet, all) of these special books.  For me, these books represent a culinary master class.  They present accessible recipes, techniques, and […]

Review:  ‘Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen’ A Cookbook & Family Memoir

Review: ‘Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen’ A Cookbook & Family Memoir

The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen is as much family memoir as cookbook.  This charming book is filled with family stories and treasured recipes.  Its thorough introduction to the Cantonese kitchen is bound to be loved and appreciated by anyone with a passion for authentic Chinese […]

Septimo, Luscious, Fresh Italian Fare at Nelson Mandela Square

Septimo, Luscious, Fresh Italian Fare at Nelson Mandela Square

Septimo is a refreshing addition to the restaurant offerings at Nelson Mandela Square.  The fresh, Italian menu showcases local, sustainable ingredients with genuine Mediterranean flair. Nelson Mandela Square is amongst my favorite Sandton dining destinations.  With its hustle and bustle, the expansive square is always […]

Jacksons, Real, Responsible & Delicious Food

Jacksons, Real, Responsible & Delicious Food

The delicious chicken and avo wrap is far from the only reason to dine at Jacksons.  Their omelettes are exquisite.  The service is friendly.  Best of all, the ingredients are all wholesome and locally sourced. Over the year or so since Jacksons opened at its […]

Review:  ‘A Girl and Her Greens’ An Ode to Veggies

Review: ‘A Girl and Her Greens’ An Ode to Veggies

This marvelous cookbook is jam backed with tasty recipes that are sure to help you get more veggies onto your dinner table. April Bloomfield is not a vegetarian.  However, she does have a genuine passion for the produce aisle, the farmer’s market, and the vegetable […]

Pho Vietnam, NYC:  Hearty, Healthy and Satisfying

Pho Vietnam, NYC: Hearty, Healthy and Satisfying

If you’re looking for a friendly atmosphere with hearty, healthy food that won’t break the bank, look no further than Pho Vietnam on Chrystie Street. On the first day of our recent visit to New York, our 14-year-old daughter came down with what seemed like […]

Review:  ‘1,000 Indian Recipes’ A Cookbook for All Seasons

Review: ‘1,000 Indian Recipes’ A Cookbook for All Seasons

Favorite cookbooks are like old friends.  With time, their pages become tattered and torn, splattered with oil and culinary experiments.  These signs of use do not diminish their value. Rather , they are marks of the high esteem in which the tome is held. Neelam […]

Bareburger, Small Town Feel in Bustling Lower Manhattan

Bareburger, Small Town Feel in Bustling Lower Manhattan

Bareburger on William Street is a small space with lots of soul.  Serving up exceptionally tasty food with lots of friendly, small town style. We arrived at Bareburger on William Street late in the day, after having tried several other establishments — all of which […]

Bubble Tea: Kung Fu Tea, Our NYC Chinatown Favorite

Bubble Tea: Kung Fu Tea, Our NYC Chinatown Favorite

While NYC’s Chinatown offers plenty of options for bubble tea, our favorite is Kung Fu Tea on Christie Street in Chinatown. Their tea and bubbles are both super fresh. Plus, they offer an unsurpassed variety of menu options. A visit to New York City’s Chinatown […]

Jing Fong, Dim Sum in the Heart of NYC’s Chinatown

Jing Fong, Dim Sum in the Heart of NYC’s Chinatown

Jing Fong, which is currently NYC Chinatown’s largest restaurant, is renowned for the variety and authenticity of its dim sum. History Jing Fong opened in 1978 on Elizabeth Street in NYC’s nascent Chinatown.  Unfortunately, due to the precarious economic climate in New York City during […]