I’m on Team Ripert

Me and partner in crime Tracy Guida from My Other City by the Bay will be debating the virtues of bad boy Anthony Bourdain and sexy Eric Ripert after hearing both speak on the same stage at the Straz Center Sunday nite.   Two chefs. Two unlikely friends. Two very different careers and philosophies sharing […]

Has the Foodie movement gotten downright mean?

Today’s Foodie landscape resembles the hallowed halls of the capital building in Washington, D.C. Bitter. Divisive. Downright mean. It almost makes me—deep breath here—embarrassed to be called a foodie. South Florida Blogger Frodnesor who writes the blog, Food for Thought, may finally get the last laugh. A few times, he has written about his distaste […]

In the spirit of the Holidays, does a “Take what you need. Leave your fair share” business model make sense? Panera thinks so.

Imagine rolling into your neighborhood Panera Bread Company and ordering your usual pumpkin latte, panini or a cup of soup- but when you reach the cashier at the end of the line to pay, instead of being told what you owe, the woman behind the counter encourages you to, “take what you need, leave your […]

Susan Spicer, respected New Orleans chef and cookbook author, sued BP last Friday. Spicer is chef at Bayona, which has been open since 1990 and is universally regarded as one of the best restaurants in Nola. According to the New York Times, Spicer’s attorney filed the lawsuit in New Orleans federal court asking the court […]

“Making Lemons into Lemonade” and other food-related deep thoughts from the Real Housewives of New York

I’ve already confessed my preoccupation of all things reality TV. (See, for example posts about The Private Chefs of Beverly Hills and Real Housewives of New Jersey). But leave it to reality television to raise the important questions for the masses to ponder. Thank you Kelly Bensimon, the self-described ”intellectual” of Bravo’s Real Housewives of […]

Jason Sheehan from Café Society recently wrote a hilarious blog post about the worst food trends of the decade. We whole-heartedly agreed with most of the items on the list including: cupcakes (amen, so over them), small plates, flourless chocolate anything and truffle oil. We knew truffle oil had reached the point of overexposure when […]