The Brewer’s Plate!

The Brewer’s Plate is back an event not to miss. Philadelphia’s premier local beer and food pairing festival is back for another year with a new venue and a (mash) ton of surprises in store. Fair Food is proud to announce details for The Brewer’s Plate 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Kimmel Center for the Performing … Continue reading

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WMCN The Dawn Show

Last week I had the pleasure of being on Dawn Stensland-Mente’s “The Dawn Show”.  It was such a great time.  I had 3 of my dishes presented: a Pesto appetizer, Salmon with a Island Salad, and a Trifle. The beer was provided by Yards Brewery and Wine provided by Turdo Vineyards.  Here are the clips to the show and the recipes … Continue reading

2013 Atlantic City Food and Wine

Its back Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival’s fifth annual celebration, beginning Thursday, July 25, with events taking place throughout the weekend. The four-day culinary and sprits festival, which sells-out annually and is the leading food and wine festival in the market,  will feature a star-studded roster of the world’s most renowned culinary experts and … Continue reading

Philly Beer Week is Back!!

On Friday, May 31, Opening Tap ceremonies will commence at 7 p.m. with the traditional ‘first tap’ by Mayor Michael Nutter, held outside, on Independence Mall, adjacent to the Independence Visitor Center (1 North Independence Mall West.)   The ceremony is free and those waiting to enter the main affair will be in prime position to … Continue reading

Wine and Food Festival

Cant wait to attend this festival. Philadelphia magazine and Fine Wine & Good Spirits present the new Philadelphia Wine & Food Festival, benefiting The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the leading pediatric hospitals and research facilities in the world. The Philadelphia Wine & Food Festival will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Lincoln … Continue reading

Tria Cafe Review

One of my favorite spots to dine and unwind in Philly is Tria Cafe.  I had the pleasure of meeting the owner and some of the staff, and they couldn’t be a more accomodating, wonderful and extremely knowledgeable group of people.  Sitting down the other night, I chose a few dishes and drinks to try.  … Continue reading

The Brewer’s Plate 2013

Fair Foods’ 9th Annual The Brewer’s Plate was this past Sunday and it was a lot of fun.  It was held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA which is great to visit if you’re in town.  Fair Foods is a supporter of local farmers and promoter of  local, sustainable and healthy and organic foods.  The list of … Continue reading

Brewers Plate 2013

For all my Beer lovers Fair Food, a nonprofit organization uniting local farmers, business and consumers, presents The Brewers Plate at National Constitution Center Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 5:30-9:00 PM. The organization’s largest, most popular and well-established fundraiser is truly a unique event uniting more than 50 local culinary outlets with an expected thousand … Continue reading

Roasted Chicken and Veggies

I really enjoy a roasted chicken and veggies.  Last night I bought a small chicken seasoned with salt & pepper, and stuffed it with 2 full heads of garlic.  I brushed on a glaze made of melted butter, finely chopped rosemary, and lemon juice.  For the veggies I used parsnips, carrots, sweet potatoes, fennel and onions. … Continue reading

Blue Moon Winter Beer

As the holidays are upon us, one of the questions that I’m oft asked is “what beverage should I serve?”  Well here is a beer that I think is a good idea to have at holiday parties.  I like Blue Moon beer.  It always gives me that citrus flavor that I like to have in … Continue reading