Archive for the ‘Savory events’ Category

July 8th, 2011

How Do You Like Your Mangos?

Do you like them a little tart? Or intensely sweet? Spicy or aromatic? If you ask Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s senior tropical fruit curator, Richard Campbell, a mango should be sweet and also a little tart. Not so for his fellow curator, Noris Ledesma, who prefers her mangos to taste sweet as honey. When it […]

June 26th, 2011

For the Love of Riesling

Three summers ago, Paul Grieco, a New York City sommelier and restaurateur started Summer of Riesling at Terroir Wine Bar. During that summer if you wanted white wine by the glass at his bar, your only choice was Riesling. The goal was to get people to try the grape and dispel the notion that its […]

May 20th, 2011

A Cobaya Dinner with Michelle Bernstein

When I got the announcement for Tuesday night’s Cobaya dinner, the usual email came with an unusual line. It was a clue about who would be preparing our meal, one that built up the anticipation among the diners lucky to get a seat. The chef was Michelle Bernstein and the dinner took place in the […]

May 9th, 2011

Baking for Share Our Strength

Last year, Renée Joslyn of Flamingo Musings asked me to bake for the National Bloggers Bake Sale to raise funds for Share Our Strength. Not being much of a baker, I wasn’t too convinced I should do it but I gave it a try and made some pretty decent zucchini bread. Now here I am […]

May 6th, 2011

Fertile Earth Foundation: Closing the Food Loop

While doing consulting for a Miami Beach hotel with her environmental consulting company, Ecosante, Lanette Sobel realized just how much organic waste hotels produce. The estimate was one ton per hotel room per year in food scraps and yard debris – waste that can be composted and put back into the earth but mostly isn’t.

April 5th, 2011

Room 4 Dessert – A Pop-Up

Last Saturday, I had the chance to attend pastry chef Will Goldfarb’s Room 4 Dessert pop-up. I’ll confess I knew little about Goldfarb before I bought my last-minute ticket to the dessert tasting but I’m so glad I was able to go. Goldfarb’s culinary trajectory started in France and he followed with stints at restaurants […]

April 1st, 2011

Next Week, Eat for Common Threads

A while back I wrote about Common Threads, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to teaching low-income children about healthy cooking and eating. The Miami chapter, founded by local chef Michelle Bernstein, is about to wrap up its second year and currently has four groups of kids going through the program. To help it add a fifth […]

February 21st, 2011

Not Going To South Beach Wine & Food? Try These Events (2011 Edition)

The 2011 South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicks off on Thursday and thousands of people — locals and visitors — will descend on Miami Beach for four days of events, Food Network celebrities and celebrations for the festival’s 10th year anniversary. There are still tickets available to a few of the festival’s smaller events. […]

November 30th, 2010

GastroPod No. 2 Hits the Streets During Art Basel

Tomorrow (Dec. 1), to celebrate gastroPod’s first birthday and to kick off Art Basel, chef Jeremiah’s second truck (g2) will hit the pavement with Gilt City Miami and guest chef Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill at the Graffiti Gone Global Fresh Produce exhibit.

October 27th, 2010

Cooking with Common Threads

Lenon tucks in his small fingers as he holds down a jalapeño half and slices it into thin strips with slow, steady moves of the knife. He has a whole bowl of jalapeños to slice and dice in front of him and this 9-year-old from Mater Academy East does it better than some home cooks […]

September 21st, 2010

Bernstein and Bittman: Two Events Not to Miss

Two very cool events are coming up in the next few weeks that I wanted to share with you. First, on September 29, chef Michelle Bernstein will open up at an evening hosted by Locust Projects. And on October 6, Fairchild and Books&Books host Mark Bittman.

August 31st, 2010

Dinners in Paradise: The New Season

I was down in Homestead again today visiting Gabriele Marewski at Paradise Farms. This was my first time visiting Gabriele’s organic farm and, wow, it is beautiful. She designed it with the help of architect Robert Barnes and artist Richard Medlock based on feng shui and sacred geometry principles. Taking a stroll in those peaceful […]

August 26th, 2010

What Would Hemingway Eat?

Fresh figs and ham, and mackerel and snipe. Kingfish and amberjack, avocados with lime. Gin and tonic, absinthe and wine. These are items on this Ernest Hemingway menu I came across on Littoral, the blog of the Key West Literary Seminar. Pretty cool, right?

June 1st, 2010

Hello, June: Miami food events

June is here and so are the almost daily afternoon showers. What’s in store this month in food events? Here are some picks. Spanish BBQ Starting tonight and every Tuesday night during the summer, chef Michelle Bernstein will offer an all-you-can-eat Spanish BBQ served family style at Sra. Martinez. The BBQ menu will change each […]

April 6th, 2010

Miami food events: April 2010 edition

Sorry for the silence around here in the last week or so. It was for very good reason. D and I were busy moving into a new home. I’ve enjoyed being slightly disconnected from Twitter, Facebook and blogs but it’s time to get back to it. Here are your belated April events.

March 17th, 2010

A bike tour of Redland farms

Before last Saturday, I can’t remember the last time I rode a bike. I know people say that’s one of the things you never forget how to do and indeed I hadn’t forgotten. But what I had forgotten was the joy of riding, especially along quiet roads on a beautiful morning like Saturday’s. What got […]

March 2nd, 2010

Miami food events: March 2010 edition

Forgive me for just now getting to events for March. I’m still trying to catch up and recover energies after the weekend’s festivities. Check out D’s Flickr photostream for some great photos of Sunday’s events. This month is a busy one for Miami with big events like the Winter Music Conference, Miami Film Festival and […]

March 1st, 2010

South Beach Wine & Food Best of the Best: Of Beast, pork and other stories

At Friday night’s Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best, I was seduced by a little gem of a bite. A foie gras bon bon with quince-champagne gelee on cracked pepper shortbread. Apparently I wasn’t alone. The dish served by chef Naomi Pomeroy and sous chef Mika Paredes of Beast in Portland has gotten love from […]

February 26th, 2010

South Beach Wine & Food Festival: The Burger Bash

Last night’s Burger Bash was a tale of two Michaels. Chefs Michael Schwartz and Michael Symon of B Spot had two of my favorite burgers of the night and, as you probably already know, both won top awards at the event. D and I each had one chip to cast our vote and I’ll confess each Michael got one.

February 24th, 2010

Not going to SoBe Wine & Food Fest? Try these events [Updated]

It’s that time. Wine and food extravaganza. Invasion of Food Network celebrities. Crowds. The South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicks off today and goes through Sunday. There are still some tickets available if you’re interested, but if you’d rather stay away from the madness or from spending big bucks, here are a few things you can do as we head into the weekend.

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