Celebrity Stuff

Frozen Soup ~ Product Review and Celebrity Schmooze

9:30 PM – I was not thirsty. That is an important observation. Just a few hours earlier, I was one of a collection of food bloggers sampling a new line of frozen soups: Bertolli Premium Meal Soups for Two.

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A Dorie Greenspan Lovefest and One Of Her Secret Ingredients

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Neither of these two in the photo are Dorie Greenspan. Now, I have to assume YOU are a person who loves food. And if you love food, you cannot be unaware of Dorie Greenspan. She is ubiquitous; in Austin, Texas this past week, she was EVERYWHERE. More about that in a sec… this handsome guy […]

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Everyone Should Take A Cruise One Day

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Cup o’ tea in the Todd English restaurant aboard the Cunard Queen Victoria Ocean Liner. It’s been some time since we cruised, and this wasn’t one of them. We were docked.

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Shirley Corriher’s Touch of Grace Biscuits

If you’re a baking fan, you’re a Shirley Corriher fan. Renowned food scientist, writer and frequent guest on Alton Brown’s Good Eats show, Shirley delivers all that’s good about Southern cooking. And, of course, she is the author of my favorite food science book, CookWise. Shirley is a what we home economists love – a […]

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Meet Friend, The Lord Wedgwood of Barlaston

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You’ll never meet a nicer Lord. Seriously, Lord Wedgwood of Barlaston is cool. He’s a former client. Quick bio: direct descendent of Josiah Wedgwood, the 18th century “father of pottery,” served in the House of Lords for more than 20 years – until 1999 – as the fourth Lord Wedgwood of Barlaston. He travels to every […]

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An Insider’s Peek at County Fair Recipe Contests

Meet Chef George Geary, the Eveready bunny o’ food. He and I have known each other for ages, and I’ve seen him in action as (1) a corporate spokesperson, (2) prolific cookbook writer, (3) pastry chef, (4) culinary tour director (he takes travelers to Paris to walk Julia Child’s French life), (5) culinary competition judge, […]

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Truvy’s Cuppa Cuppa Cuppa from Steel Magnolias

Movie food grabs my attention. One favorite is Steel Magnolias.  I watch practically any time it airs — food has such an active role.  The Easter eggs getting smashed in Truvy’s car trunk starts it off.  Truvy (Dolly Parton) and Annelle (Darryl Hannah) scooping corn and potatoes at the fair while updating Shelby (Julia Roberts) […]

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In Our Kitchen

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How do people like actress/singer Mandy Moore end up cooking in our kitchen?  CLICK HERE to see her. A decade ago, Larry and I bought a circa-1939 home which had not been updated since the 60s. At the same time, we owned a former Hungarian restaurant that we renovated into offices for my little PR […]

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