Entries by Annette Tomei

Life is a Perfect Cocktail

Eat & Tell with Chef Annette Tomei My current favorite quote is one from Virginia Woolf. Basically, it says that there are moments in life that we experience so intensely that they stand alone like a delicate droplet of water. Eventually, and all too quickly, the drop falls and that precious moment becomes a part of […]

The In Between Places

Eat & Tell with Chef Annette Tomei According to the calendar, spring may have already sprung, but you would never guess it by walking around the streets of NYC – that is, if you can bear the bitter cold breezes. For a brief couple of sunny warm days where it was still light outside when […]


Eat & Tell with Annette Tomei Winter in NYC with all the layers of turtlenecks, sweaters, scarves, and down-blanket-sized coats give us a certain sense of privilege when it comes to indulging in comfort foods. The girls and I have spent most of the winter pandering to our personal cravings for delicious coziness – snowy […]

One Wild Week–how a chef celebrates a birthday

Eat & Tell with Annette Tomei I’ve heard that a lady never tells her age. However, since I consider myself a strong woman, more so than a “lady,” I am proud to say I recently celebrated attaining the age of 41. And celebrate, I did! In fact, the un-41-year-old-like manner in which I celebrated is […]

Diva Toscana!

Eat and Tell with Annette Tomei We spent a week with my father, his wife, and their family exploring the countryside and eating fabulous large meals – the meticulously crafted peasant fare that has come to define Italy, and rightfully so. Traveling with a large family, including small children, is a challenge – especially when you […]