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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Visiting the Union Square Farmer’s Market always adds to an adventurous Saturday in New York. If you haven’t yet experienced this vast bazaar of local produce and artisanal treats, not to mention the courteous growers and vendors who drag their bounty all the way into the big city, now is the best time of year…

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My name is Patti Hayde and my daughter Emily is 8 years old. The last two years of her life she has spent fighting to be healthy and I have spent trying to find the cause of her sickness. It has been a long, frustrating, horrifying, and appalling journey for me. For her it has…

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You want to eat healthfully and feed your family well. Cooking at home renders the greatest control over what you put into those precious bodies.  Being busy humans, we often cook on the fly and sometimes cut corners when maintaining the kitchen. Cutting corners is what life is all about, as long as you’re mindful of…

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