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This past May 20, a culinary hero of mine, Mama Dip, died at the age of 89.

It was back in 2000 that my dear friend and mentor Jean Anderson, the cookbook author, introduced me to the game-changing Southern cook known as Mama Dip…and to her wonderful restaurant, Mama Dip’s Kitchen, in Chapel Hill, NC.  We spent several days together recording a Thanksgiving special for “Cooking Live”…

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Want to go on an amazing culinary trip to Tuscany in the fall?

My friend Paula Lambert, the founder of The Mozzarella Company in Dallas Texas, and an expert in all things Italian, has a few spots left in the October 10-17 tour. I have gone twice on this trip and I cannot recommend it enough. Every day is packed with culinary adventures…

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Here are my memories from the June 7th Fundraiser sponsored by the Jacques Pépin Foundation.

On June 7th, I gave a speech at a fundraiser for the Rhode Island Community Kitchen sponsored by the Jacques Pépin Foundation and it was so much fun to see old buddies, a cast of thousands (of chefs). Here are my memories of the event: At left, I am with…

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My second quarterly column for the University of Michigan alumni magazine focuses on foraging.

In “Wild at Home,” my second quarterly column for the University of Michigan alumni magazine, I interview Tama Matsuoka Won who runs a wild-food business in the New York City area. You’ll find it here.

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Come join me on July 9th at the most relaxing and restorative spa on the planet.

I will be back at the Lake Austin Spa Resort on July 9th teaching a 2 pm class on Summer Soups for the guests of the spa. The menu will be Pea Buttermilk Soup with Smoked Salmon and Wasabi Peas, Cold Southwestern Cucumber, Avocado, and Corn Soup, and Three Melon…

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On June 7th I will be the Keynote Speaker for “Savor: A Spectacular Evening with Jacques Pépin” at Newport Vineyards.

On Thursday, June 7th, I will join Jacques Pépin for a Fund-Raising Dinner Gala celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Community Kitchen at the RI Food Bank and it’s new collaboration with the Jacques Pépin Foundation. The event will be held at the Newport Vineyards in Middletown, Rhode Island. I…

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Remembering my Mother and our connection through food.

I was interviewed by Jillian Kramer for a Mother’s Day Story that appears on Food and Wine.com. You can read it here. “Even though I lost my mom about five years ago, it’s food that most reliably connects me to her today.” “I learned a lot from cooking with her,…

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Here is all of my Special Sauce Interview with Ed Levine.

Here is Part 1 of the two part interview I did with Ed Levine, the founder of Serious Eats, on his podcast, Special Sauce. And, here is Part 2; the story gets juicier as I plunge headfirst into the issues women still face as chefs.

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Here’s Part 1 of my Special Sauce interview with Ed Levine.

Here is the first of a two part interview I did with Ed Levine, the founder of Serious Eats, on his podcast, Special Sauce. We talk about leftovers and lots more.

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Check out my column in the University of Michigan alumni magazine.

I have started writing a quarterly column for the University of Michigan alumni magazine. Here is the first article.

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