THE FRENCH PIQUE NIQUE

Stephanie and I  just got back from what we refer to as a guy trip to France.  Our Cuisinette Consorts were treated to see the whole range of the wine industry in Bordeaux and the Cognac industry in Charente.  We have vowed that the next trip will be one centered around us girls.  But one […]

THERE’S A DINNER TABLE IN YOUR HOUSE

I have almost finished reading Michael Pollan’s  Omnivore’s Dilemma and one of the many interesting topics the author covers is the disintegration of family dinners in the US.  This particular issue has concerned the three us when we talk to clients who are trying to gain back what has been lost in the family meal in this country.  To […]

A DAY AT THE RACES-CUISINETTE STYLE

Nancy and I were very tempted to send our new unfortunate friend, Barbaro, a bouquet of delicious carrots to aid in his recovery. We didn’t though, only because tons of people already had. Instead I thought I’d write a blog inspired by Barbaro, the frisky long legged colt the Cuisinettes hoped would take us to our first triple crown […]

TIME TO JAM!

I love this time of year when the first of the seasonal fruits begin to ripen. I’ve been making jam for about thirty years, with varying results, but I’ve finally gotten it down to a system. When I first started, my dear little Grandma gave me advice and held my hand when necessary. I had a hard […]

RENTAL FLAT WINING & DINING

This spring we visited our starving artist daughter in London, (she is there temporarily taking advantage of some painting opportunities) and we were joined by our younger daughter and her boyfriend.  We rented the same flat in Islington through http://www.priceapts.co.uk/  Having survived some very interesting near disasters I  have learned a bit  about how to entertain in rented quarters.  We […]

TEACHING IS HARDER THAN COOKING

This picture of my son, Heath, at age three, was taken when we were picking raspberries for the jam we all made together every summer. It is comforting proof to me that I did, indeed, try to raise my family to appreciate and enjoy real, home-cooked food. Fast-forward to February,2006, when the same son, having evolved from a green-mohawked rock […]

THE CUISINETTES DO ARTHUR AVENUE

We have never written in a blog before but our geek patrol has said it is time.  We went to see them at their World Headquarters in College Point, Queens where we were treated to Mojitos, and the specialty of the neighborhood:  ravioli topped pizza from Rosa’s Pizza! (tel 718 961 4040)  This required a text […]