A waiter placed a flute of Pol Roger in my hand before I even stepped onto the elevator. It was a promising sign for the coming evening at the Taj hotel. When I reached The Roof, it was already teeming with foodies savoring hors d’oeuvres before the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America dinner in Boston.… Read More A Taste of Boston, with a Side of Chicago
My eyes welled up as I pushed the needle through the red fabric. I was replacing a button on a cape I’d found in one of my mother‘s closets, and imagined her sewing it on when she first made the garment. It’s not something I have occasion to wear often, but I thought it would… Read More An Eerie Evening in Baltimore
“Why are you going to Arizona?” my classmate sneered. “It’s not even warm there.” A week-long break from the mean girls of high school would have been reason enough. And while the desert air was certainly cool in the February mornings and evenings, the afternoons were comfortably warm for exploring the Grand Canyon, riding horses,… Read More Why Travel?
One of the many reasons I love autumn so much is the produce. I could eat fall vegetables every day, and I’m always looking for hearty recipes that show them off in their glory–simple enough not to overpower them, substantial enough to let them shine. Over the last few weeks, I’ve developed this easy recipe… Read More Oven-Roasted Acorn Squash with Ricotta