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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

Bridgeport fireman, chef looks back at his time on ABC’s ‘The Taste’

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Welcome to the Epicurean Hotel and Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, Fla.

Chocolate Pi at the Epicurean Hotel

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Bern’s Steakhouse lobby (photo courtesy of Bern’s Steak House)

Epicurean Theatre at the Epicurean Hotel (photo courtesy of Epicurean Hotel)

2015 food forecast is cloudy with a chance of Brussels sprouts. Priscilla Martel teaches a course in Food Writing.

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