Oh MAMA! AJ and I are “fluent” in Italian

AJ and Anna MCItaly copy

This past Spring, AJ and I took our dream trip to Italy!  We  literally ate our way across Rome, Positano and Abruzzo.   Among our culinary adventures was a 7 day 7 night all inclusive culinary program with Leonardo de Flaviis at Abruzzo 1.  Leonardo has since become a wonderful friend and AJ and I daily […]

Extra MasterChef Footage Revealed

MC3 Interview Intro

As they say in Reality TV,  if it didn’t air, it didn’t happen.  Well, now this really happened.   No doubt for dramatic effect, these ego-boosting clips had been left on the edit room floor.  Husband verses wife?  Game on.  While AJ’s Dirty Lobster earned a resounding “YES” from all three judges that aired triumphantly […]

MasterChef Season 4 Auditions Coming Soon

MasterChef Season 4 Casting Call

Check out http://www.masterchefcasting.com for all the details.  MasterChef will be in Boston November 3rd.  Be bold, be yourself and go get ‘em!

My Kitchen or Yours?

A tray a Pate a Choux Pastry ready for the Mascarpone Cream and Genache

An afternoon of tasty bites, decadent sweets, a splash of vino and some girl talk? I’m there! I recently had the pleasure of hosting a private cooking lesson in our home.  If you’ve seen our kitchen, you know that it’s cozy.  It cranks and bakes and refrigerates proudly chanting Gordon’s quote, “the best food comes […]

Anna & AJ chat with Cape Ann Fresh Catch Community Supported Fishery

Anna and AJ with Fisherman Nick, picking up their weekly whole fish in Cambridge!

AJ and I are passionate about seafood.  This was our first year participating in the Cape Ann Fresh Catch Community Supported Fishery out of Gloucester, MA.   Their direct-to-you model has been awesome, allowing us to chat with Fisherman Nick when he comes into Cambridge on Monday afternoons for the weekly share drop and enjoy […]

Ultimate “Turkey in the Orchard” Burger – As seen on MasterChef on FOX

"Turkey in the Orchard"

AJ and I love spending time in Vermont during the fall.  One of our favorite places used to be the Barnard General Store, just outside of Woodstock, VT.  The General Store was run by three ladies, all confident behind the grill, and was packed with delicious local sustenance. Perched right on Silver Lake, the modest […]

My Elimination Recap: MasterChef S3 Ep9 Thanks Kaimana Chee!

Food Truck Challenge on Venice Beach

What a night! My friend Kaimana Chee just sent this over.  Not only is he an incredible cook himself earning a spot among the Top 100 best home cooks in America, but he also has the ability to bring light to even the most difficult of evenings.  Thank you, Kaimana, for adding a little levity […]

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