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Turkey roulade on plate
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First Thanksgivings

This year, I am hosting my very first family Thanksgiving. My in-laws are coming to my little Brooklyn apartment, where I may or may not have enough plates to serve 8 people dinner. I’ve hosted smaller Thanksgiving dinners, but this is the first time I have made a spreadsheet to stay organized. Since moving to […]

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Stay Connected

I was not a friend of Anthony Bourdain – I never even met him. But his death is hitting me harder than any celebrity death I’ve experienced to date. I read Kitchen Confidential in my last semester of college. Those last few months of school were a strange and confusing time – I was about […]

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Drew and Eric’s Uptown Donuts

I always love seeing new and innovative food businesses. So when I saw that friend from college was one half of Drew and Eric’s Uptown Donuts, who connected with their customers by bike, I knew I had to follow along — even if I was out of the delivery zone. Eric loves donuts. As a twenty-something […]

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Have a great food story?

  I love learning about the people behind the food we eat. I love hearing stories from all types — from a first-time food entrepreneur to a cranberry-cultivator-turned-business owner, and a teenager who loves to cook to the CEO of a classic American food brand. If you have an interesting food story or family tradition, I’d love to […]

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Building a Nutty Business

When I first got to know Jessica Taige, I knew we would get along for several reasons. First, she is an ambitious food entrepreneur. Second, she makes delicious peanut butter cups.  Jessie made her first batch of homemade peanut butter cups in 2013. Now, she makes them full time as the CEO and Founder of […]

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My New Year’s Food Resolution

As I was packing up for the holidays, I did my requisite fridge clean-out. Even after making a concerted effort this week to eat as much of the perishable food we had on hand, I still threw out several items. Half a carton of strawberries, half a quart of milk, some leftover pasta that was […]

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Cornbread and Community

A quick Google search will reveal a lively debate over what is “authentic” cornbread. People on the internet argue over everything from who makes the best cornbread (spoiler: it’s always their grandmother), if cornbread should have sugar in it or not, if it must be made in cast iron — the list goes on and […]

Strawberries on a cutting board
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What America Eats

2016 was a tough year, and 2017 isn’t shaping up to be much better. Reading the news leaves me in a fit of rage or a pit of despair, and it is exhausting. I’m not the only one who feels this way. Former President George W. Bush said it best: “We have seen our discourse […]