The end of an era

For me, it’s the end of an era. After nineteen years, it turns out my most recent In The Kitchen column was my last piece for the Packet. Their freelance budget has been cut once again,  and my time with them is over. I think my editor felt worse about this than I do. It … Continue reading

Celebrating Nowruz

I’ve been terrible about not posting on this blog, it’s coming up on four months now. Apologies to my readers who don’t catch me on Facebook (where – be warned – I also rail against current events), but here’s a link to my March In The Kitchen column for the Princeton Packet. And happy Spring … Continue reading

Extra! Extra! Savory Apple Recipes

Extra! Extra! Savory Apple Recipes

Extra! Extra! Savory Apple Recipes. As promised in Friday’s In The Kitchen column for the Packet, here are a few extra recipes direct from local chefs. First of all, mea culpa, I failed to include my very first chef response, from Jonathan White at Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, who reported, “When we roast a pig in … Continue reading

Pasta Penang, I hardly knew ye.

Pasta Penang, I hardly knew ye.

Pasta Penang, I hardly knew ye. To be honest, I never did get around to trying the Pasta Penang that had been on the Main Street Bistro menu for many years. That enduring favorite, along with many others (see gallery below), are bittersweet memories now that one of Princeton’s favorite dining destinations has closed after … Continue reading

Two months of Best Bites

Two months of Best Bites

I’ve been terrible about posting, and have missed even my regular Best Bites and Recipe of the Month lately. Maybe it’s our troubling political scene, maybe it’s having only one print deadline a month now, but I’m running out of steam when it comes to food writing although my interest in how we shop, cook, … Continue reading

Farmers Market season is nearly here

Farmers Market season is nearly here

Farmers Market season is coming soon! The fourteenth season for West Windsor Community Farmers Market starts on Saturday May 6 at 9:00am at the Vaughn Drive Commuter Lot in West Windsor (off Alexander Road). With sixteen regional farms, twelve artisan food and natural product vendors, weekly community groups, live music, special events and cooking demonstrations, the WWCFM continues … Continue reading

Tree of Life cookbook event at Labyrinth

Tree of Life cookbook event at Labyrinth

Tree of Life cookbook event at Labyrinth on April 27 Turkish and Lebanese cuisine formed the basis of many of my own family’s dishes, as my readers know. And, even as today’s political situation in Turkey heats up, their delicious cuisine brings people from many countries together. At the table, we are all family. A … Continue reading