“I like that there is such a community around food.  The other thing about food and fashion is the trends.  That’s what’s exciting about a creative discipline.  Hearing about new trends, trying new trends and experimenting.”  Cynthia Rowley, international fashion designer Fashion and Food.  It’s the perfect pairing.  Cynthia Rowley and her daughter, Kit Keenan…

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As I learned from my father, the home chef becomes a maestro in the kitchen as he or she conducts the chaos and cacophony of ingredients and cookware to create harmony of sounds and tastes.  My father was an accomplished lyric tenor who recorded several albums, including one with the Concert Orchestra of London.He would…

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Did you see the endearing movie Brooklyn?  Saoirse Ronan portrays Eilis, a young Irish woman who moves to Brooklyn in 1952 and lives in an Irish boarding house.  Eilis quickly expands her world and her palate when she meets and marries a young Italian named Tony.  Eilis even tastes spaghetti for the first time. The movie Brooklyn…

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Favorite Line in Movie:  “A thing is a thing, not what is said of that thing.” (A note on the dressing room mirror). Let the food and film festivities begin as we count down to the Oscars! Have you seen Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)?  This complicated yet captivating movie effectively captures the…

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