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The Terrific Thanksgiving Turkey (Infographic)

I can smell it in the air, roasted turkey! Well we all know everything is pumpkin-flavoured for the fall season but still Turkey shines as the brightest the star of Thanksgiving dinner. Aside from being the most nutritious meat protein … Continue reading

20 Kitchen Gift Ideas For The Holidays

Considering it’s that gift giving time of the year, we decided to assemble a list of gift ideas for the kitchen, because after all, during the holidays, it’s all about giving! I reviewed hundreds of items and made 20 selections. … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Marco Chirico’s Duck Ravioli

Marco Chirico grew up at Marco Polo Ristorante, a family restaurant opened by his father, restaurateur Joe Chirico, in 1983. Marco started his culinary career by bussing tables when he was just 12 years old.  He wanted to honor his … Continue reading

Where to Eat on 4th of July in NYC

So the economy got you down and you weren’t able to head to the Hamptons. You also could not bring yourself to hit up the Jersey Shore. You’re in Manhattan, you’re hot, you’re hungry, and you need somewhere to at … Continue reading

A Fantastic Father’s Day Celebration at Home

Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June, the time of the year where our dear Fathers, Dads and other father-figures are given honor and recognition for their hard work, dedication, and love for his family. This holiday was … Continue reading

New York French Restaurant Week 2014

Come and celebrate French Gastronomy and Terroirs at the heart of NYC at this year’s New York French Restaurant Week during Bastille Week happening from July 7 – 14, 2014. The event is shining a spotlight on the wines of Roussillon, … Continue reading

The Perfect Mother’s Day Dinner

Mother’s Day is on May 8, and there is still time for you to think up something good for your mom. This is a special day for a special someone in your life. Truthfully, every day should be made a … Continue reading

Ten Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday already. Now is the right time for you to prepare something special for your mom. This is your chance to say “Thank you!” and express our love to the most important woman in our lives. … Continue reading

Peruvian Quinoa Week

NY & NJ PERUVIAN QUINOA WEEKRESTAURANTS You’ve heard of Quinoa, but you’ve probably never tasted it. Now’s your chance. Ten of New York’s and New Jersey’s finest Peruvian and pan-Latin restaurants, have joined forces with the Trade Commission of Peru … Continue reading

Where to Celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter in NY

For those of you who don’t know it, I liked with Greeks for over 15 years. My mom married a Greek gentleman (didn’t end so well), but we ate incredibly well during that time. Easter was one of my favorite … Continue reading

Easter Meals You Can Plan

Easter is indeed a time to have some fun. It is a special occasion for many Americans. Think about Easter bunnies, Easter egg hunts, and, most importantly, the Easter meal. Now, preparing the Easter meal can be a very strenuous … Continue reading

Eggs Benedict Day

“How do you like your eggs?” While I personally enjoy the taste of soft-boiled eggs seasoned with a little rock salt, I also appreciate the artistry and flavor that comes from other egg preparations. There was one time when I … Continue reading

Fun Easter Treats

Easter is just around the block, and since it is Easter, there would be an Easter party. Just the mention of Easter would bring back good old memories of Easter egg hunts, chocolate cakes, pies, and other sweet treats for … Continue reading

Greek Easter

I grew up Roman Catholic, but was lucky enough to have had a diverse life and learn about many other religions. When my mom married a Greek man, I was blessed to learn all about their delicious foods. One of … Continue reading

Meals to Prepare During Passover

Passover is a very important Jewish celebration. It is a time to give thanks, as the Jewish history cite this occasion as an important time of their lives. Prayers are made, passages in the Bible read, and families come together … Continue reading

8 Easy April Fool’s Day Pranks To Pull On Your Foodie Friends

Today is the only day of the year when you take full caution when turning into a corner, paranoid that one of your family or friends has planned to pull a prank on you. It’s the day of the year … Continue reading

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day With These 19 Delicious Recipes

In the early seventeenth century, Saint Patrick’s Day was an official Christian feast day and commemorates Saint Patrick, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day is also a celebration of the heritage and culture of the Irish … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Andrea Correale’s St. Patrick’s Day Mojito

Andrea Correale is one of the finest caterers in New York. The Elegant Affairs empire she has established had a very humble beginning right in her childhood home, where her mother, Marie Correale, taught her how to design a table … Continue reading

50 Of The “Best” Drinking Songs Ever Recorded

With more than 22 million monthly readers, Time Out reports on entertainment and events in major cities across the globe. (source) In celebration of music devoted to beer, whiskey, wine and even white lightning, Time Out contributors have assembled what … Continue reading

Meet Edgar, The World’s Most Famous Pizza Deliveryman

Edgar Martirosyan arrived at the Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre thinking he was delivering pizza to a group of writers and was told to wait. (source) Edgar, who actually owns the West Hollywood Big Mama’s and Papa’s pizza location on Sunset Boulevard, … Continue reading

2014 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists

The James Beard Foundation has finally announced the semifinalists for their 2014 Restaurant and Chef Awards at a formal event in Orlando, Florida. The 2014 James Beard Awards ceremony will take place in New York City on May 2 and … Continue reading

Tips and Tricks For Upcoming 2014 SXSW Festival

Every year in March the gurus from the tech, film, and music industry make their way to an interactive event called South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. (source) South by Southwest, run by SXSW Inc., hosts three other conferences … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Andrea Correale’s Devil’s Spiked Tea

Learning from her mom that a table can be beautifully set with creativity on any budget was the humble beginnings of Andrea Correale’s entrepreneurial career. She has opened her own “event staff for hire” company at age 16 in Long … Continue reading

How to Throw a Super Bowl Barbecue Party

Did you know that Superbowl Sunday is the biggest winter grilling day of the year? Yes, you heard me right! Grillers and barbecuers, it’s time to brave the cold and start those smokers and grills to produce some amazing foods … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark’s Licor 43 Cherry Bourbon

Besties, Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark would grab cocktails after work while Alie was a staff writer for the LA Times (she covered nightlife and events), and Georgia was a part-time blogger and full-time (not-so-happy) receptionist. One day, they concocted a fictitious … Continue reading

6 Dirt Cheap Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Eve

For those that went way over budget this year on Christmas gifts, or anyone that finds themselves lacking cash this New Year’s Eve, we dug up 6 ways to celebrate that will go very easy on the pocketbook. Hat tip … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Andrea Correale’s Apple Ginger Sparklers

The humble beginnings of Andrea Correale, one of the finest New York Caterers, began at the Correale family dinner table, where her mom, Marie, would teach her how a table can be beautifully prepared with creativity on any budget. Andrea … Continue reading

How Christmas is Celebrated Around the World

Christmas is celebrated around the world, but the way people observe this holiday varies widely from country to country. Some traditions are so unique, they become one of the defining characteristics of their respective nations. FriendsEAT has compiled a list … Continue reading

Perfect Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

I’m not normally a big baker but when I do have the opportunity I like to do it quick and simple. I’m attending my first cookie swap today and had to pre-bake 6 dozen cookies earlier this week. After days … Continue reading

Four Sparkling Wine Foodparing Tips For The Holidays

Sparkling wine is fun and festive and more sparkling wine is consumed during the holidays than at any other time of year. California sparkling wines are hearty Champagne competitors because of their quality and affordable price. Sparkling wine’s brut (dry) … Continue reading

Top Ten Affordable Sparkling Wines

More sparkling wine is consumed during the holidays than at any other time of year, and some sparkling wines are an attractive alternative to Champagne because of their quality and affordable price. GAYOT.com suggests these Top 10 Sparkling Wines featuring … Continue reading

World Famous Critic: “Scotch Now Outclassed By American Bourbon”

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible is the world’s leading whiskey guide. Each edition contains roughly 4,500 detailed, professionally analysed tasting notes on the world’s leading and lesser known whiskies. According to Murray, one of the world’s leading whiskey critics, Scotch malt … Continue reading

Top 10 Champagne Gift Sets

Sharing Champagne with friends and family is a great way to celebrate the holidays. In fact, Champagne also makes a wonderful gift this time of year. (See out top ten list of affordable Champagnes) And some Champagne retailers have crafted … Continue reading

Mulberry Project’s Pear Brandy Crusta in Celebration of the Repeal of Prohibition Day

To celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition Day on December 5th, the Lower East Side bespoke cocktail bar, Mulberry Project’s developed the Pear Brandy Crusta cocktail. With brandy so luxurious during Prohibition, it was hard to find so was used by … Continue reading

Healthy Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is full of sugar and fat, but it also one of my favorite desserts and the most delicious winter food I know. So what if I could find a recipe that is made of all natural ingredients? Well, … Continue reading

Help This Family-Owned Egg Farm Win a Superbowl Ad With 1 Click

Lucie and Jason Amundsen, the owners of Locally Laid Egg Company, a family-owned chicken and egg farm in Wrenshall, Minnesota, are the quintessential farmers of the ever-increasing local food movement. (Source) The farm embodies all the elements of the local … Continue reading

Top 10 Restaurants at La Guardia Airport

Some 43.4 million Americans are predicted to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday this week. For fliers, the busiest travel day is expected to be Sunday, December 1, with an estimated 2.56 million travelers, according to Airlines for America, an airline … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Charles Devigne’s Thanksgiving Stuffing

Chef Charles Devine began his culinary career when he started working in the restaurant industry at an early age of 15. Like most successful chefs, he slowly climbed up the kitchen hierarchy beginning from being a dishwasher, a waiter, and … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Andrea Correale’s Mulled Red Wine

The humble beginnings of Andrea Correale, one of the finest New York Caterers, began at the Correale family dinner table, where her mom, Marie, would teach her how a table can be beautifully prepared with creativity on any budget. Andrea … Continue reading

Beaujolais Nouveau Day in France – One Wild Celebration

Fireworks, music, festivals, and wild publicity events accompany the celebration in France of Beaujolais Nouveau Day, which takes place on the third Thursday in November. (Source) Beaujolais Nouveau is a light bodied, purple-pink fruity wine and the most popular vin … Continue reading