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Apple Watch: I’m Breaking Up With You

Apple Watch: I’m Breaking Up With You

  I am an early adopter; always have been. From my first computer in 1992, to being the first of my friends with a Kindle, to constantly pressing F5 while watching Apple keynotes, to testing beta software, to being the first of my friends with […]

Chicago: Patron Margaritas to your door for Cinco de Mayo from Cocktail Courier!
Green Bean Delivery: A Lifesaver!

Green Bean Delivery: A Lifesaver!

I used Green Bean Delivery a few years ago. I liked the concept: a random box of vegetables and fruits!  Such creativity would be inspired by this weekly delivery! It didn’t work out that way. My travel schedule interfered. I didn’t cancel things.  I wasted […]

Recipe: Crab Cakes with Frisch’s Tartar Sauce for National Tartar Sauce Day

Recipe: Crab Cakes with Frisch’s Tartar Sauce for National Tartar Sauce Day

Last week, I got an overnight package. “Sign here,” said the FedEx delivery guy, and handed me a package. I hadn’t ordered anything — what could this be? A single, solitary jar of Frisch’s Tartar Sauce. Some things are just that important. March 3 is […]

Win Tickets to The Art of Food!

Win Tickets to The Art of Food!

Enter the fabulous Fifties at Art of Food at The Carnegie this year.  Join local artist Pam Kravetz as she turns The Carnegie into an Atomic-age cooking show for two days– Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s event will be an intimate dinner, and Friday’s event the […]

Recipe: Braxton Brewery + Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout Cake

Recipe: Braxton Brewery + Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout Cake

It’s common to hear that people can either cook or bake.  Maybe that’s why pastry is an entirely separate program at cooking schools (though most curricula include one course in pastry, it’s a small portion of a curriculum packed with soups, sauces, knife skills, roasting, […]

Bits & Bites: Frisch’s Nutcracker and Peppermint Hot Fudge Cake

Bits & Bites: Frisch’s Nutcracker and Peppermint Hot Fudge Cake

With a change in season comes a change in appetite. It’s a safe bet that at the first breath of cold air each fall, I’ll shed my yen for salads, sandwiches, and lighter fare in favor of heartier, stick-to-your-ribs meals. And with such a protracted […]

Tasty Bite: XīnXīnNàTí BiànDang

Tasty Bite: XīnXīnNàTí BiànDang

I don’t think I’ve ever actually set foot into the Forum Apartments. Little did I know that hidden in the labyrinthine area of “suites” near the gym I’d find the pickup point of XīnXīnNàTí BiànDang. Michael Kou, whose food you may be familiar with– his […]

Cocktail Hour: The Lackman Presents Piano Man

Cocktail Hour: The Lackman Presents Piano Man

This one isn’t a recipe, but head over to Lackman in Over-the-Rhine during the month of September, and you can try Tabb Harrison’s new cocktail menu, inspired by his favorite musician, Billy Joel. You can try Loneliness, made out of anejo tequila, tobacco bitters, and […]

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