This is the saying on a magnet that has been on my refrigerator since the 80’s; it is also the battle cry of a group of girlfriends – including yours truly – who love to live life to their fullest.
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About Annette Tomei
Annette Tomei is a food and beverage educator, writer, and cultural tourism consultant. She has a Master’s of Arts in Gastronomy and extensive education in wine and spirits. If that doesn't impress you, we think her recommendations in her Wine of the Week column will!
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Returning to the fundamentals of cooking Eat & Tell with Annette Tomei For the past several weeks, I’ve been making notes of fun spring-like things to write about for the month of April, but in NYC winter has been very much a part of the present and near future. Besides, my mind and time have […]
… Or, what I did in the short, cold month of February! Not unexpectedly, the month of Valentines, offered several inspiring moments ripe for Eating and Telling. First, there was the huge snowstorm that silenced NYC for a whole Sunday, but did not hinder the die-hard brunch fans from their Bloody Marys and blueberry pancakes. […]
Eat & Tell with Annette Tomei Is it true that everyone has a dirty little secret? Any diva worth her imported, hand-harvested, sea-salt probably has a few! The really juicy ones are certain to be secret loves… the little “bad for you” indulgences that we daydream about and treat ourselves to when we’re feeling particularly […]
Why Figs in Port Wine Syrup is Diva Food Eat & Tell with Annette Tomei This recipe for Dried Figs in Port Wine Syrup is excerpted from a post I entitled Eating Like a Diva. Since it is the middle of winter and perfect heirloom tomatoes are only happy memories or dreams of the summer […]
Eat & Tell with Annette Tomei I was thinking… A column that claims to teach you to “eat like a diva” should start the New Year by giving you an idea of what that might mean. So, in an attempt to put this into words (hopefully interesting, insightful ones!), I’ll start with some Diva Facts […]
The Roasted Winter Squash recipe From The First Dinner of the Rest of My Life Read the introduction This hearty, roasted winter squash dish is a great vegetarian entrée or can be served as a side dish for carnivores. (I recommend pairing it with pork products. And perhaps a Pinot Noir!) My recipe yields 4-8 […]
Eat & Tell with Chef Annette Tomei Recipe: Roasted Winter Squash with Autumn Fruit Barley and Braised Greens Over the past 11 years of living west of New York City, The worst thing I could say about any of my kitchens was that a couple had electric stoves. Other things made a few of them […]