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The Olympics and Food and Art

The Summer Olympics are here and this year they are being held in London for the third time and the first since the Post War Games in 1948.  Millions of spectators are travelling there to see 10,500 athletes from over 200 nations compete in 32 sports at the highest level of competition. Gymnastics, Track & […]



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Saira

House Ketch-Up – The Tomato Chutney

This week I was very inspired by Patrick Decker’s post on preserving cherries. Preserving foods not only allows you to enjoy out of season produce, it also makes you extremely resourceful. You can throw an interesting salad, main course or desert together with your signature ingredient being right at home, or in Patrick’s case, a […]



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Louisa Shafia

A Mobile Roman Holiday: Use your iPhone to Find the Best Food in Rome

Mobile apps have quickly become standard gear for travelers from Paris to Bangkok, allowing adventurers handheld access to phrasebooks, train timetables, hotel info, and more. An increasing number of foodie-oriented apps, like Katie Parla’s Rome for Foodies are helping curious culinary travelers find out where the locals eat. If you’re traveling to Rome this summer, […]


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On Kappys Plate

Hill Country Chicken, NYC

Half the fun of discovering a new restaurant is sharing it with people you know will enjoy it. As Rachael Ray’s resident restaurant guru, here’s an inside look at what I report back to Rach about some of my favorite restaurant finds and food experiences! From: Kappy To: RR Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 11:16pm […]




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On Kappys Plate

Another L.A. Food Marathon

Half the fun of discovering a new restaurant is sharing it with people you know will enjoy it. As Rachael Ray’s resident restaurant guru, here’s an inside look at what I report back to Rach about some of my favorite restaurant finds and food experiences! From: Kappy To: RR Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 11:05pm […]


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Patrick Decker

Supermarket Score! Malt Soda

It wasn’t until recently that I was introduced to malt soda.  Now that we’ve grown quite well acquainted, it’s hard to imagine a time in my life when such a treasure wasn’t there.  Tucked away with ready access in the Mexican or Latin foods aisle of the supermarket, malt soda (or “malta” as it’s referred […]