A Chat with Boston’s Celebrity Chef Matthew Jennings!

I love to be surprised by food.  I normally avoid the bread basket, but when the warm molasses-colored bread arrived with a creamy spiced butter served on top of a maple syrup can, I knew I wasn’t in Kansas anymore, … Continue reading

Artist Emeline Villedary: Blogging as She Grows

Emeline Villedary is someone I have known for a long time, since she went to design school with my sister. She is an artist and entrepreneur with an encyclopedia-like brain.  To call her cool is terribly uncool, but I will do … Continue reading

Isabelle’s Kitchen in Tuscany: A delicious Italian soup

Isabelle with fresh Italian vegetables, in Tuscany.  The smell of onions cooking, chopped vegetables that make an earthy rainbow, and ramazzotti playing in the background. The comfort of sitting around a wooden table with family while enjoying a glass of red wine … Continue reading

Isabelle’s kitchen: watermelon, arugula & pine nut salad + tomatoe & grilled corn salad!

Summer is that incredible time of year when ingredients are so fresh and the weather is so great that even the simplest meal can seem like a feast. Take watermelon. Eaten on its own its mouthwateringly scrumptious, so why not add it to … Continue reading

Behind the scenes of Just For Laughs with leader Bruce Hills!

Bruce Hills with Jimmy Fallon. Taken with Bruce’s phone. The 2013 UK edition of GQ magazine hailed Just For Laughs Chief Operating Officer Bruce Hills “the most powerful man in international comedy”. I sat down with him last week to find out what … Continue reading