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I'm a culinary producer for television shows, a food stylist, food writer, culinary instructor, recipe developer and recipe tester. Occasionally, I've been known to e even cook dinner for my family.

Food Flirts 2018

What a busy year! The spring brought The Food Flirts with the Brass Sisters to NYC for the James Beard Foundation Media awards. Our show was nominated for best show shot on location, and while we didn’t win our category, it was truly a privilege to be in such rarified company. We all felt the love in the room and beyond. We saw lots of old friends, made some great new ones (Marilynn is gazing at, and about to meet, Jeremiah Tower off camera!), and of course we enjoyed outstanding food.

We just relaunched The Food Flirts nationally on July 6, with PBS rolling out our new episodes back-to-back on the first three Friday nights in July from 10-11 p.m. nationally in many markets, (but please check here for broadcast info. in your area as days and times vary city to city). Let  the adventure continue and thanks for tuning in!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Launching the Food Flirts!

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Thrilled to report that The Food Flirts, the new TV cooking show I’ve been helping to develop for the past year-plus, just debuted in prime time on PBS across the country on Friday, July 28, at 10 p.m. (right after The Great British Baking Show). More episodes coming this fall!

It’s a blast of a show, starring the inimitable Sheila and Marilynn Brass. I have previously overseen the cooking operations on shows I’ve produced, but as supervising producer on this project, I’ve enjoyed being involved in all aspects (including the food, of course). And getting to build this from the ground up with the all-star team of executive producer Bruce Seidel and the Brass Sisters has made it one of the most rewarding experiences of my career in food media. Please check it out!

Burger Meets Dosa full epsisode

Pastrami Meets Ramen full episode:

Not enough time for an episode? Link to a preview here.

Follow the Food Flirts on Insta and Twitter  and thanks for tuning in!

My Latest Boston Globe Article

Two new firsts for me – my first time styling the photo for my own Globe Magazine piece (click on the photo). Plus an original video for each recipe thanks to the Globe’s very talented video crew, Anush Elbakyan, Emily Zendt, and Dana Sinerate. If you watch all 5 videos, you get a prize or at least a peppermint swizzle stick!

Happy Four Prunes Day!

What – not a soul on the internet is celebrating today’s national food holiday and obviously trending hashtag, #fourprunesday ? Scroll down to my last recipe and you can make a delish dessert with prunes, other dried fruit and sherry and soon you won’t be able to count to four (just kidding, the alcohol burns off!).

Food styling 101…

It was so inspiring to guest lecture at Boston University’s Gastronomy program last spring in Clara Silverstein’s food writing class. I got so busy that I never had a chance to post the results of the challenge we gave her students. They each got the same basic ingredients and after a lecture on food styling, had a chance to apply what they learned to set up their own shots. It’s fun to see the diverse, inventive set-ups and perspectives each student selected.