hungry in havana

I was not the least bit surprised how much I adored Havana. It has everything I love. Fascinating history: both modern and ancient. You can scramble around the old fort built to keep out pirates or hang out in Revolutionary…

histories…my latest crush

Some people are star-struck by athletes, actors or musicians.  I, however, am wowed by chefs.  This is a long-standing predilection that I developed at the age of 5 upon meeting the legendary Paul Bocuse.  I may have been too young…

julie in wonderland

Magic does exist. I found it in the woods of Eigensinn Farms last Sunday when I was invited to Michael Stadtlander’s PineSpiel Project. I thought it was just lunch, albeit a 12-course lunch. It was so much more. Yes there…

awesome amazing alo

I booked this table four months in advance. I could only get a reservation for 5:15. I had to leave my credit card number. I know the reviews were good. But seriously, could any restaurant be good enough for this…

francis mallmann’s 1884

The minute we mentioned we were going to Argentina people immediately responded, “You’ll have to go to Francis Mallmann’s restaurant.” Even before he appeared on Netflix’s Top Chef he was probably the region’s best-known chef. He has four restaurants in…

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