Category Archives: Babbo

q & a with olena gudz

From forensic scientist to pastry chef at Crop Bistro, Olena Gudz is truly quite unique. Here, she offers up interesting insight into the science behind her craft, why she loves her heritage, plus gives readers a detailed recipe for a dessert anyone can make at home. And if that’s not enough, she’s a fan of […]

weekend dinner party

If it were up to me, we would entertain every weekend. I love having people over, whether it’s for a sit-down dinner, casual cookout or winter game night. To me, having friends and family over, laughing and creating memories, is what makes a house a home. To my husband, it means stress and more stress. […]

nyc eats

I just got back from a long work trip to New York City. I know there are hundreds of the country’s best restaurants in the city, but I couldn’t resist staying loyal to a few favorites. Babbo If you read the blog, you know I’m a huge Mario Batali fan and that Babbo is perhaps […]

getting back to basics: part 3

The customers at Carrie Cerino’s have literally been dining there for years and years. If a customer ordered the chicken marsala in 1972, they expect the exact same taste and dish in 1987, 1994 and 2007 – and that is exactly what they would get. These dedicated elderly customers have been the backbone per se […]

my obsession with mario batali

Most people are shopping addicts, or hooked on celeb gossip (although I do read perezhilton weekly) or hundreds of other semi normal obsessions. Not me. My obsession is with that rather plump chef with signature orange crocks, long pony tail and shorts. It happened 5 or 6 years ago when I became a regular viewer […]