One of my favorite scenes from The Simpsons is when Bart is asked to say grace before dinner and he quite eloquently proclaims, "Dear god, we paid for all of this stuff ourselves, so thanks for nothing."
Of course Bart wasn't wrong. His family did work hard for the money and so they in fact provided their own damn groceries, didn't they? Well, what Bart was missing, and most folks in America these days, is that none of us could be who we are and where we are without the contributions of so many others.
Who planted and... Read More
Did you ask me what I like about Delfina? Was that you or someone else? Because somebody asked me that question the other day and I was either too busy or too distracted to give them a quality response. So here goes--the top 5 reasons why I like Delfina:
1.) Delfina serves good food simply. I hate it when decent chefs show off and put strawberries on salmon or use 45 ingredients to make a $30 version of mac and cheese. Delfina serves food that uses great ingredients and then gets out of the way. I am so tired of heavily sauced, cheese covered and over seasoned food.
2.) The service... Read More
What’s common between Israel, Manhattan, New York and amchi Mumbai? Well it’s the Piping hot Pita bread with falafel and hummus. One fine afternoon when I was taking a stroll with my eight year old to have our fix of Gelato dessert, mind you I have only Gelatos (it’s 99% fat free) because I feel less guilty for having those dollops of extra calories if I eat Baskin Robbins or other frozen desserts and ice cream. We didn’t get our Gelatos and were taken by a pleasant surprise as instead of Gelatos we walked in at Falafel’s Veg Hummus House in Lokhandwala (gelatos has shifted, don’t know where)... Read More
On May 30, 2008, The Avenues of Art & Design in conjunction with Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CA hosted Tables of Ten: Dining for a Cause, a dynamic culinary arts and design event. Gathering for one special night, these world-renowned designers, showrooms, restaurateurs and chefs united to create a unique dining experience where guests will enjoy gourmet dinners prepared by some of California’s most talented chefs.
I was greeted by Jamie Adler and Stacie Hunt, both Director of Events, who kindly gave me a tour of the pre-dinner preparation. The energy was palpable as... Read More
It’s a hundred and one degrees with no breeze. The air in the apartment is stifling while the fan blasts nothing but ventilated desert onto your sweaty skin. The only thing on your mind is penguins and ice cubes. So how can you even think of going into the kitchen to cook dinner?
While most people at this point are reaching for the phone, I am happily sweating away in the kitchen for the fourth hour straight; chopping up carrots, whipping up sauces, and waiting for the water to boil, so I can add in something delicious into the bubbling waters.
Because I understand... Read More
We enjoy watching the show Top Chef (BRAVO), because it pits young chefs against each other and features some of the leading culinary kings in the world as guest judges. Now in its sixth season, it is the most popular reality cooking show on TV. Every season, they do the show from a different city and this year it’s in Chicago.
San Francisco initially featured four chefs (out of a total of 16) on this season's Top Chef. As a food lover's/top restaurant town, it just seemed fitting to see that The City was so well-represented.
Well, the only problem is--the San Francisco chefs... Read More
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This should pretty much give you a good boost to exercise. Superfoods + exercise (and proper hydration) = super you! However, if you still feel a bit sluggish even with proper diet and exercise, you should pay a visit to your doctor as there might be...
yeah nice post JaneK but apart from spinach and certainly a few other cheap to purchase foods good for you, bit frustrating price-wise. Take blueberries for instance,hellish expensive for small packets. Where i live there's an abundance of fresh veg...
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