The Sur la Table/KitchenAid Excursion at IFBC

Last month I attended my second International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) in Seattle, and once again I had a fantastic time. The conference sessions were quite informative and thought-provoking to an amateur food blogger like myself. I met so many people — awesome people! — who were all in varied phases of their careers in the…

True Story: I Went to a Food Bloggers Conference

Over a year ago my friend Colleen encouraged me to attend the International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) in Seattle, a two-day food and wine extravaganza aimed specifically at food bloggers. My fledgling blog had only one or two posts then, and I did not think I was remotely qualified for something that sounded pretty amazing.…

Wine: JM Cellars

“Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.” ― Anonymous Although we live no more than six minutes from Woodinville Wine Country, we have only joined a wine club recently. My friend Wes likes to say, “Don’t commit!” But we bit the bullet this past spring during a wine tasting trip…

Dine Out: Lupa Osteria Romana

I finally got my butt to Lupa, one of my husband’s go-to restaurants in New York City. It’s a Mario Batali establishment; I’ve heard it is his favorite. It’s a casual and cozy Roman-style trattoria that puts food above everything else. Choosing a bottle of wine was a major undertaking, as the wine list is practically a…