Rayar’s Mess, Chennai, India

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Jannal Kadai, Chennai, India

I have eaten at this iconic window in Mylapore in my home city of Chennai numerous times. It is easily one of my most favorite street spots ever. However, just a few days ago one of the faces behind the window- Sivaramakrishnan (Ramesh), succumbed to covid.

At Jannal Kadai (literally translated as window shop) near the Kapaleeswarar Temple, Ramesh or his brother Chandrashekar would be seated at this window every morning at 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM, dishing out breakfast eats straight from his kitchen to the lines of eagerly awaiting patrons and then again opening at 5:30 PM for an evening session of tiffin eats. 

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Eggplant, Cheese & Olive Crostini Recipe: Have an Olive Day (w/ Olives from Spain)

Have you had your olive fix for the day?

There’s no better way to satisfy this craving than with delicious olives from Spain. I was recently sent some jars to sample and I developed a simple recipe which is just one of the ways you could enjoy these flavor filled treats.

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Little Park, Tribeca, NYC

Andrew Carmellini is such a star chef in my eyes! I love Locanda Verde and now am equally in love with Little Park, his ingredient driven, seasonal restaurant at the Smyth hotel in TriBeCa.

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Cooking with Truffles at Urbani Truffle Lab, UWS, NYC

Truffle lovers – did you know that you could do so much more than just buy truffles based products at Urbani?

One of the most fun things I’ve done this past month was a Chef’s Table style cooking demonstration at the Truffle Lab at Urbani. My blogger friend Jean Philippe from I Just Want to Eat was with me and we had ourselves the time of our lives.

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Yankee Stadium Enhancements and Food Tasting 2017, Bronx,

There is so much more than just baseball at Yankee Stadium that makes it even more of a destination for fans, families and all.

I was recently invited to a media tour of Yankee Stadium’s new fan-friendly social gathering locations and a tasting of its new 2017 food line-up.

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Ca’ Rainene olive oil from the Paolo Bonomelli Boutique Olive Farm

I recently received a bottle of the award-winning Ca’ Rainene olive oil which comes from the olive trees of Paolo Bonomelli Boutique Olive Farm. Nestled in the Torri del Benaco, on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, called “Riviera degli Ulivi” (Olive Riviera) which gives this particular blend of olive oil it’s unique properties.

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The Paolo Bonomelli Boutique Olive Farm is dedicated to what it calls “from field to bottle” where there is detailed monitoring and care taken to extract the very best quality extra virgin olive oil from their crop. This Ca’ Rainene olive oil is now available in the United States exclusively through Eataly in New York City. 

Get yourself a bottle or two– you won’t regret it.

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Disclaimer: This product was complimented to me though the opinions expressed here are my own.

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