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From the Kitchen – The Kitchen Unscripted

It’s all fun and games for chefs on TV — Mario Batali’s chubby ponytail and metro Crocs, Guy Fieri and Anne Burrell competing for most ridiculous hair, and Gordon Ramsay screaming bloody insults, knowing that the cameras are protecting him from a reciprocal punch in the nose! In real kitchens — the sharp, hot, greasy… Read More

From the Kitchen – Is Survival on the Menu?

What’s new? A question often asked rhetorically can be a loaded one. I cringe at the response: “(Big sigh.) Well, I’ll tell you …” I’m sure we all know some literal folks we won’t ask without having the time to listen: “Well, I was just shopping, got some lovely vegetables, I changed detergents, and did… Read More

Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – Christmas Edition

ONE: Need some last-minute gifts? Lexington Arts & Crafts Society has two more days left for shoppers to peruse its Holiday Marketplace. The marketplace will be open Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. TWO: Enjoy Holiday Hospitality Hour with Scott Plath as the owner of Cobblestones… Read More

From the Kitchen – Growing Pains

To chase the burrito was my epiphany while attending the (excellent) “grow your brand” seminar organized by the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. That was nearly three years ago. As an MRA board member, I attend as many of our seminars as time allows. They are always invaluable. This “aha!” moment came soon after the speaker warned:… Read More