October 2018 Food Trends

The rise of healthy food for kids: Remember when a bowl of Lucky Charms for breakfast, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, and Lean Cuisine for dinner was a thing? Oh, how times have changed! These days with the rise in social media, globalization, and popular shows like Top Chef, taste buds and…

August 2018 Food Trends

Foodies in NYC rejoiced when the NYC Summer Fancy Foods show kicked off this year in sweltering heat at the Jacob Javits Center in late June. A variety of trends surfaced including alternative sweeteners like honey and maple syrup (think maple syrup bacon); the rise in alternative protein and plant based products; gut health; waste…

Tasting Collective Supper Club NYC

I recently attended my first Tasting Collective supper club event, which was a unique experience and well worth writing about. The event was held at Oka, on 30th Street and Third Ave in NYC. The restaurant, which is Chef John McCarthy’s pride and joy, showcases Japanese izakaya in the eyes of a typical New Yorker…

March 2018 Food Trends

There’s so much going on in the restaurant and food industry right now; from vegetarian restaurants getting Michelin starts, to restaurants looking to reduce waste and eliminate plastic completely, and highly anticipated restaurant openings, I can’t keep track of it all! Here are some recent interesting trends I have stumbled upon for the month of…

2018 Food Trends!

2018 has me really excited as the start of the new year equals new restaurant openings and new food trends! I’m lucky enough to live outside one of the biggest, most ethnically diverse cities in the world with thousands of food related options to choose from daily. I’m constantly reading up on new restaurant openings…

A Wine Tour of NZ, from A to Q (Auckland to Queenstown)

I’ve been to NZ three times and it still feel as if I have only scratched the surface of this amazing place! Every trip is a new journey, a new exploration, and a new chance to explore beautiful vineyards, fabulous new restaurants, and picture perfect scenic places. The vineyards in NZ are some of my…

“Great things never came from comfort zones.” -unknown

My background contains nothing overly exciting or unique. I am from a middle-class, two parent working family from northern New Jersey. We lived modestly, ate dinner together as a family, and went to soccer games every Saturday. My parents instilled a sense of work ethic in me. My dad also taught me never to accept…