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Fourth Annual Lunar New Year Event

With the rising of the new moon on February 19, we begin the Year of the Sheep. People born under this sign are thought to be creative, non-materialistic, with gentle, compassionate natures. And, as you can imagine, they love being part of a crowd. Speaking of crowds and ...[read more]
Posted by: | Posted on: Feb 05, 2015 | Comments (0)

My Food Trends for 2015

I love reading what the food and restaurant industry as well as food entrepreneurs predict for yearly food trends. So I've taken the liberty to make my own forecast for what I would like to see trending in the New Year. Here's my list and yes…there is a theme: - #1 - ...[read more]
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Italian Magic Potions to Begin or Top Off A Lusty Meal

Over the past decade Italian food, wine and life style have permeated our lives. Have you ever wondered about all those beautiful Italian bottles lined up behind the bar, or picked up a wine list to see the headings “Aperitif”, “Grappa”, or “Amaro"? - These are consumed...[read more]
Posted by: | Posted on: Nov 21, 2014 | Comments (0)
Categories : 2014, Blog, North End Blog

When Less is More

Pumpkin spice lattes, Ranch dressing flavored popcorn, Sriracha flavored mac and cheese. Where will it stop? I just saw a commercial for Dunkin Donuts cookie dough flavored iced coffee. Really? Cookie dough flavored coffee? - What is it with Americans inability to leave well ...[read more]
Posted by: | Posted on: Apr 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

China’s Beaujolais Nouveau

Each year, in early April, Chinese throughout the world celebrate Qing Ming, a day devoted to the ancestors. For the Chinese, the best way to assure future good fortune is to make sure that the ancestors are happy-and well fed! Qing Ming is an unusual day among Chinese festivals ...[read more]
Posted by: | Posted on: Mar 20, 2014 | Comments (0)