February Food Trends!

February Food Trends, new restaurant openings, and upcoming food events Reducing food waste, reusing, recycling: being green is totally in! (But not being blue, the flu season this year is wicked, yikes!) In the USA, around 40% of the food we produce goes to waste. Companies around the world are starting to take note 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…

NZ Seafood and wine – A Match Made in Heaven

Are you an avid wine drinker like I am? If you answered yes, are you a fan of crisp New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc? If so, did you know NZ has many wine regions, other than Marlborough? NZ is ultimately known for its Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region, but there are many other varietals of…

Sidart – New Zealand Gastronomy

Living in the NYC area, there is absolutely no shortage of high quality, creative, guest focused, Michelin rated restaurants and all the hustle and bustle that goes along with them. I have been incredibly fortunate to enjoy an experience at every 3 Star Michelin rated restaurant in NYC; each restaurant is incredibly unique in terms…

November Food Trends

Humans love technology – we love technology so much we sleep with our phones lest we miss something important. Technology saturates our lives in every regard and food is no different. I am happy to say, this month’s theme is Food and Technology. The food industry is being revolutionized by technology with the latest concepts…

Chinese-American Cuisine is more than just egg rolls and wontons.

A few months ago I purchased the book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman. It was one of the most interesting books I ever read and the author offers a compelling look at our history as it relates to food. She explains how eight flavors in America: black pepper, vanilla,…