It’s a clear-cut case: Exercise must supplement your other good physical energy habits if you expect to maintain grit and resilience in your life and career. In addition to keeping your weight in-check, your core strong, and your illnesses at bay, exercise is also the best inspiration for forming and following through with those other…

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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 wine sales trying to unravel this gastronomic mystery, drawing dozens of well-justified conclusions, and attempting…

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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 better, more high-quality ingredients. Well, making a resolution is easy. Following through with it? Not so much. I know that pursuing a healthy diet,…

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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 or a salmon. Our newly-famous Black Bean & Sweet Potato Flapjacks were such a hit…

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In the rotation of seasonal leafy greens at my table are the sassy, sturdy and pleasantly bitter dandelion greens. Yes, those dandelion greens….the ones you find growing in your front yard under a tiny yellow flower with a bumble bee on top. But they are so much more than weeds in your lawn; Dandelion greens…

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There’s been quite a bit of animated conversation in the 5 weeks following our Spring & Summer Sipping wine and food pairing event. Most of it has been centered on the food part. I’ve been gradually posting my recipes for the evening’s scrumptious fare, and until now, only 3 have remained outstanding. Well, by popular…

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As promised, the recipes for 2 of the favorite dishes from May’s Spring & Summer Sipping food and wine event are officially revealed! What’s even more exciting is how simple it is to get them right. A trip to your local grocer and perhaps a visit to the neighborhood farmer’s market will provide you with…

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What would a lesson in Wine List Navigation be without a sweet surrender to the temptation of sipping on a little vino and snacking on some strategic homemade munchies? That’s just what I encouraged at my March 26th workshop, as the ladies in attendance watched the corks pop, the juice flow, and the food flourish….Quinoa…

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In one sense, I talk about a “Dining Diva” as a professional woman who is an experienced, seasoned business diner— the master of her domain in the business meal setting (this is what I transform NYC women into with my periodical Strategic Dining℠workshops). But such a Diva can also be the mind behind the food…

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I’m having a love affair with an old darling of mine: spinach pesto! I used to always have it on hand when I cooked at my old restaurant, Goldie’s by the Bridge, where it was handy in countless ways. Recently, I made a batch utilizing the modern conveniences NYC supermarkets offer: prewashed baby spinach and…

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