Eats, Drinks, Travels

Chocolate, “The Food Of The Gods”

Chocolate, “The Food Of The Gods”

What do you give the person who has everything that penicillin won’t cure? They have had it all, seen and experienced it all but maybe there is one thing they have not had in their mouth. A bite of the world’s most expensive bar of chocolate. The history of chocolate begins in Mesoamerica. Fermented beverages […]

My Gran’s Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

My Gran’s Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

Lobster macaroni and cheese. It’s one of those items that has appeared on dozens of restaurant menus over the last few years but I remember going to lunch at my Grans House and she served this dish to me for the first time way back in the 70’s. My sister and I were summoned to […]

Your Oscar Party Menu Without Bologna

Your Oscar Party Menu Without Bologna

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for film lovers — the Academy Awards are here. The Oscars are a three-hour-plus sit-and-stare marathon. As I like to celebrate my favorite night of live television by throwing an Oscar viewing party. Why should the Academy have all the fun? Greet guests with an Oscar ballot […]

Anyone For John F. Kennedy’s New England Clam Chowder?

Anyone For John F. Kennedy’s New England Clam Chowder?

In March 1961, a handicapped girl named Lynn Jennings wrote to Kennedy asking what he liked to eat. “Please reply to her,” Kennedy’s secretary advised in a handwritten memo. “She will be extremely happy. Do not mention anything in the letter about her handicap please!” Kennedy passed along the recipe for New England Fish Chowder, […]

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