In My Mouth and On My Mind

August 2013

I’ll be appearing at a few venues this fall. Come see me if you get the chance.

September 19 @ Different Drummer in Northampton, MA
September 21 and 22 @ Stonewall Kitchen in York, ME
September 23 @ Simon Pearce in Quechee, VT
October 8 @ Gervasi Cucina in Canton, OH
October 9 and 10 @ KitchenArt in Lafayette, IL
October 12 @ Heinen’s in Chicago, IL
November 1 @ Western Reserve School of Cooking in Hudson, OH
November 10 @ Gervasi Cucina in Canton, OH
December 4 @ Gervasi Cucina in Canton, OH
December 19 @ Crate in Pittsburgh, PA



May 2013


February 2013

It’s been a while since I posted on this page. Hopefully you’ll find something interesting!

I just got this ipad app, Sara Jenkin’s New Italian Pantry, and love, love, love it. Took it to the store with me to shop for ingredients and felt like I was Jane Jetson.

These Pomellato Nudo rings are to die for. I want one (or two).

Need new specs? Warby Parker has so many to choose from. All for under $100.

Planning your next trip to the city of light? Check out Paris by Mouth for the inside scoop before you go.

After making jam this summer I’m awake to the wonderful world of jarrred fruit. Pim Techamuanvivit of blogpost fame chezpim cooks up the most amazing confiture. Love to try the one flavored with bergamot.

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These brownies from Cafe Fernando are a must try.

Thinking of writing up family recipes for future generations? Blurb has you covered.

I love pancakes and these ones from Martha Rose Shulman might not make me feel so guilty.

It could be time for new dishes. Can’t get these all white Denby plates off my mind.

Unless of course I’m checking out these dishes from Mud Australia. Check out the colors.

I just discovered this blog. I like how they intertwine food, art, life, fashion. Makes my head buzz.


February 2012
A few cool things I’ve run into lately.

Just received this second edition of David Chang’s Lucky Peach. Can’t wait to crack it open.

I”m already thinking about spring and growing great tasting veggies in a few of these.

I’ve been a fan of the Manhattan for years, but can’t wait to try a Boulevardier.

When you get the chance, this photo essay by Jonathan Blaustein is a slice of life.

Michael Ray takes us through the steps on setting up a food shot.

Joni Mitchell’s California starts every day on the right note.



December 2011

Since the holidays are around the corner, a few cool things.

A blank key bottle opener. Corona anyone?

It’s especially fun to work in a red kitchen over the holidays.  My friend Faith Durand  posted a tour of my kitchen on

I loved this story about home and how the place you grew up defines you.

Always the right size. Best boozy gifts for drinkers.

In a cooking rut?  Try rolling these dice.

I spend too much time here.

I’d love to find about ten of these plates under the tree. (I already have two.)

Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer write terrific seasonal cookbooks for the home cook and their website is a whole lotta fun.

Happy Holidays!