On November 8, Chef Jaime Laurita and I will emcee the Celebrity Chef Ball for Meals on Wheels Chicago. It’s extra special this year as the organization will be honoring the legendary Ina Pinkney. Ina is a dear friend and mentor. Her experience as a restaurateur, cookbook author, brand ambassador, a polio survivor and a…

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Sunday, May 11th is Mother’s Day. Here are some great gift ideas that everyone will love. And the best part is that these gifts give back to the community and world! 1) Flame of Life Dinnerware by Barbara Lazaroff • It’s a limited edition design by Barbara Lazaroff, ASID, co-founder of Spago and this week’s guest…

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