Foodies & Friends

foodies and friendsWelcome to Foodies & Friends—a celebration of food and the people who gather to share it.

Of all the senses, the sense of taste is most dependent on the others in order to achieve a true sensory experience. Each of the other senses plays a symbiotic role, evoking different parts of our psyche and establishing emotional connections that go well beyond nutrition.

The sounds of an engaging discussion around a dinner table are as just as much a part of the celebration as the food itself. Individual personalities flavor the conversation in many of the same ways that different ingredients flavor a meal. Food may restore the body, but true friendship is what restores the mind.

 

 

 

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Mazel tov Shaya!

Mazel tov Shaya!

What I love most about traveling is the opportunity to experience ethnic foods. I long for foods that challenge my palate, expose me to the unfamiliar, and push all of my senses to the limit. What is that spice I...
Mon Petit Chou-fleur

Mon Petit Chou-fleur

MON PETIT CHOU-FLEUR, Literally translated this phrase means “my little cauliflower,” which is a French term of endearment for “my little darling.” You can use it endearingly when referring to your precious family, friends, pets, or your favorite and one...
“Hole in the bone” Osso Buco

“Hole in the bone” Osso Buco

Osso Buco Although I am not much of a meat eater, there is something about slow cooked braised meats that I find so absolutely satisfying during these cold, bone chilling, winter months. I recently posted a story and recipe from...
SEASONAL SOUPS

SEASONAL SOUPS

Seasonal Soups When the temperature dips below 50, the skies turn gray and the winter winds blow, I begin to crave warm satisfying healthy foods. If you are like me, you probably spent the last several weeks from Thanksgiving to...
Plat du Jour

Plat du Jour

Balthazar’s Plat du Jour I am a hopeless Francophile loving all things French if for no reason other than that. If it is French than it must be good. Mais bien sur! On a recent trip to New York my...