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Parade Magazine: The (New Year’s Eve) Party Starts Here

From PARADE Magazine‘s December 28, 2015 Issue: “The Party Starts Here,” My story on how to plan a GREAT New Year’s Eve Bash. With sage advice from Mary Giuliani Catering & Events, Le Cirque,The Improvised Life, Marcy Blum Associates, Laura in the Kitchen, Dr. Meg Urry, and great products from Whole Foods Market, Martinelli’s, Costco, POM Wonderful, These ideas work well for Any occasion— Be […]

Italian Cookie

If you’ve read the About section of my blog, you’ll know that my first word was “cookie,” rhythmically chanted as both a celebration and a request when I was 9 months old. Somehow though, baking my own cookies  hasn’t been a part of my December ritual. When I was little, spending my holidays with my […]

The Blue Lobster: Foodie Fatale Readers’ Choice Lobster Roll Winner

I inaugurated my Foodie Fatale blog back in 2010 with a post entitled Lobster Lust: Top 5 Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Shoreline.  Little did I know at the time that this would remain my most popular (and controversial!) Foodie Fatale entry. Over the years,  Lobster Lust was shared, discussed and questioned by thousands. And I received many comments and emails about the […]

Stephen Fries On the Food Scene

Jupiter, Florida, has all kinds of great restaurants and temps in the 80s

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Saybrook Point Inn & Spa cooks up weekend getaways for food lovers

Alex, one of the participants finished off the flourless chocolate cake

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Mary Tagliatela, who with her late husband founded Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, and chef Leslie Tripp watch as sous chef Gese Rodriguez plates up baked cod.It was a pleasant surprise for the class to meet Mrs. Tagliatela.

‘The Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook’ just in time for Valentine’s Day

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