Food

Nov 14

Talkin’ Turkey, Drinkin’ Juice.

Poll 30 people about their Thanksgiving wine preferences, and you might find yourself in a bit of an algorithmic pickle— you’ll likely get 30 distinct responses. I know because I’ve tried it, and I spent better than a decade in…
May 18

The Experimental Herbalist: Diet and My Pursuit of Personal Energy

Living a life with Deborah equates to plenty of exciting culinary exploration, and this has now been my delight for nearly a decade! The “healthful hedonism” of consuming whole foods, with whole ingredients, prepared by someone with experience and a…
Apr 05

Something’s Gotta Give: My Initiative For Fragrance-Neutral Dining

The restaurant business. I know it well, from both sides of the table. I’ve done my share of dining out, for business and for sport. I’ve proudly been part of the wait staff at several of NYC’s most elite dining…
Oct 26

Savor The Season: DRIVEN’s Autumn Wine Roundup for 2015

Welcome, Autumn! And with it, welcome not just to the sense-worthy nuances that signal the change of seasons, like the crisp air, the colorful foliage and the sound of leaf blowers in the distance. I’m talking about autumn from a…
Sep 08

On The Rise: 10 Healthy Habits To Boost Your Happiness

In daily life, we each have our ‘happiness reference point’. Think of the contentment spectrum as a city skyscraper: The closer your elevator is to the penthouse office, the happier you are. Depending upon our personality types, some of us…
Aug 11

Paradise-On-Hudson: An Insider’s Guide To Cold Spring, New York

With all the excitement surrounding DRIVEN’s August 15th Cold Spring Community Day and its participating merchants, it might be a nice idea to explain why we chose this location for our annual event in the first place. Well, it’s similar…
Jan 26

Stay True to Your New Year’s Resolutions: Check Out MARY’s Secret Ingredients

Tearing into my latest surprise from Mary’s Secret Ingredients! What was your New Year’s resolution this year? Was it to stretch the boundaries of your cooking? To branch out and discover new recipes? Maybe you resolved to cook healthier with…
Aug 12

Everyone’s Favorite Word: Flapjacks!

Sometimes we call them pancakes, but that word just seems way too conventional for the type we have in mind. Ours aren’t the kind you‘d slather in maple syrup at breakfast; these are the sort you’d serve alongside a steak…
Aug 09

Hudson Redux: Why I Keep Returning to This Fascinating River Town

A stretch of Warren Street, Hudson’s extensive and historic main business drag. Back in the spring, I had posted an article titled A Place Called Hudson: A Must-Visit for New Yorkers, detailing my weekend getaway with Deborah to the city…
Aug 04

Keynote Cornerstones: 13 Life Lessons for Young Professional Women to Live By

In preparing for my upcoming keynote address, I soberly contemplated what insights to share with a group of impressive young women about the road ahead, their place in the world, and the challenges they would need to overcome. Given the…