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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

Need some inspiration for your holiday shopping? Here are 16 of my fav items for people who love food and cooking—and refuse to fight the hordes in the outside world. They're all things that I either own and...

County Fair Special: Homemade Corn Dogs

Corn dogs are one of those great polarizing foods: Peeps either love 'em or hate 'em. Me? Call me a savage, but I need once like once or twice a year, usually in the thick...

A Visit to Tendercrop Farm (Newburyport, MA)

Whenever The Little Black Cat and I go adventuring in Newburyport, we almost always stop at Tendercrop Farm on the way home. They're open every day year-round. The produce is great, a lot of it...

Kid Food Special: Octodogs

  Calling kids of all ages (and all you H.P. Lovecraft fans) out there! OK, so these are really silly. And I should note that I didn't invent these little suckers. There's a whole sub-culture dedicated to making...

Meet Chef Alex Guarnaschelli

Well, sorta. A while ago, Emily, a super nice PR peep, contacted me to find out if I'd like to review Chef Alex Guarnaschelli's new online app, provided through a service called Upfront. She offered me...

A quick chat with Wolfgang Puck

OK. When you're a food blogger and somebody offers you the opportunity to talk to Wolfgang Puck, you say yes. Or in my case, you say something like, "OMG, Hell yeah! I'd LOVE to talk...

Salt Kitchen Review, Part II (Ipswich, MA)

OK, so I guess we really like this place. Check out my first review here. We went back to Salt Kitchen and Rum Bar in Ipswich recently for dinner with close friends. I almost always have...

The Cronut: All Hype or Worth the Wait?

OK, so have you guys heard about the cronut? This croissant-donut hybrid has been taking the interwebs by storm over the last few weeks. Created by pastry chef Dominique Ansel of the eponymous New York City...

Salt Kitchen & Rum Bar Review (Ipswich, MA)

I have two words for you: Rum bar. RUM BAR. That alone should be enough to get through the doors at Salt Kitchen and Rum Bar. Forget the impressively delicious, stick-to-your-ribs food, the laid-back atmosphere, the...

Alchemy Review (Gloucester, MA)

I don't know about you, but I get a ton of recipe inspiration from meals I have when I'm out. Last weekend, I hit Alchemy Cafe and Bistro in beautiful seaside Gloucester, MA, with the...