November 30, 2015

A Book Signing for "Appetizers" at the Fairfield University Bookstore

Today is "Cyber Monday" - one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. And, if you're looking for a great gift, order my “Appetizers” book. It’s full of recipes and ideas for anyone who is thinking of hosting a party this holiday. You can order a copy right here on

Earlier last week, I conducted a two-hour book signing for "Appetizers" at the Fairfield University Bookstore in Fairfield, Connecticut. The event was very successful. We sold hundreds of books to visitors looking for party ideas, hosting tips and holiday gifts. I also enjoyed meeting the large crowd that attended - it was nice to see everyone so enthusiastic about this book, which continues to be a number-one best seller for appetizer cooking on I encourage you to buy a copy of “Appetizers” - for yourself, or as a present. I know you’ll love every recipe.

Enjoy these photos… tomorrow, I'll share some of our Thanksgiving Day photographs.

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November 26, 2015

A Thanksgiving Facebook Chat About Pies

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

I hope you were able to catch my LIVE holiday chat on Facebook, yesterday. I had such a wonderful time talking about pies and sharing my tips for making the best pate brisee. I hosted the chat right from my home in Bedford, New York. If you missed it, you can still watch it while you do all your last minute baking and cooking before today’s feast. Just click on this link to my Facebook chat on pies, and enjoy these photos.

I wish you all a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

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November 25, 2015

A Holiday Chat on Facebook and John Boy's Outpost

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and I have been very busy getting ready for America’s most important meal.

Today, I am hosting another LIVE Facebook chat from my home in Bedford, New York - this one on pies. I’ll talk about all sorts of pies, and my best tips for making them. Plus, I will take you into my dining room and show you my beautifully set Thanksgiving table. Be sure to join me on Facebook at 11am EST for part-two of my holiday chat.

Yesterday, I hosted a LIVE “Talking Turkey” Facebook chat. It was so much fun. I displayed fresh turkeys on my counter, along with organic vegetables and fruits I grew on my farm, and talked about all the things needed to prepare a delicious, healthy and filling Thanksgiving meal. I also invited editorial director of food, Sarah Carey, and our food development director, Thomas Joseph, to join me and share their holiday plans. If you missed it, you can still watch it - click here, "Talking Turkey" on Facebook.

Earlier in the day, I visited John Boy’s Outpost, a charming shop in Bedford owned by John Ubaldo - a businessman gone farmer who is passionate about selling and providing fresh, organic edibles from his farm, and other small farms and businesses in the area. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, I highly recommend you stop in at the Outpost - you’ll love it.

Enjoy these photos and I’ll see you at 11am on Facebook!

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