Michael Newberry and Venus

20 Mar 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food

Since I met him, I’ve known Michael Newberry was an artistic genius, particularly with regard to his use of light. He has, however, outdone himself with his latest oeuvre, Venus. A web rendition does no justice to this captivating beauty, but as I have watched her come to life from her first strokes of color, I simply had to share her with you. Look at the musculature, the expression on her face — unencumbered and pure. The way the light glows over her breasts and abdomen is nothing short of glorious. I lust for this painting, but my purse will…

UNISG Info Sessions: NY & CA

19 Mar 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food

For those of you familiar with the unique study programs put together by the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy (or, heck, those who are unfamiliar, as this is an info session), here’s your chance to learn more: UNIVERSITY OF GASTRONOMIC SCIENCES HOLDS INFORMATION SESSIONS IN NEW YORK AND CALIFORNIA On May 1st, 2008, Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences will hold information sessions in Manhattan, NY, and Berkeley, CA, for prospective students interested in learning more about the school’s programs and application procedures. Staff and alumni will be on hand to explain the educational philosophy of the university, present the…

Jennifer Has Moved!

18 Mar 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the new home of Food Philosophy on the Culinary Media Network. We are so excited and relieved to have the big move overwith, and now it’s time for you to play! Did you know there’s a bigger site attached to this lil’ ol’ blog? You betcha. We’ve got articles, recipes, entertaining tips & menus, videos — and did I mention cocktails? I invite you to explore everything at, because we want you to come with us as we travel the planet tasting and learning — even if you can only join us from your desk…

FP73: Food and Philosophy…The Book

16 Mar 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in podcast Play in new window | Download | EmbedFood & Philosophy…the Book. Yes, there is one, and editor Dave Monroe is here to chat with me about all that entails — including my essay on food and sensuality (shocker). A former chef, Dave has taken his passion for food to the academic world, encouraging his students to see how philosophy affects every part of their lives. Did I mention he’s also a really gregarious, wonderful guy? Yeah. You can find the book Food and Philosophy: Eat, Think and Be Merry at Music: Beau Hall ( and George Fletcher’s Bourbon…

FPV22: Eating Soup with Reggie Jackson

13 Mar 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in featured, videos

Food Philosophy Video #22: Eating Soup with Reggie Jackson Reggie Jackson (Mr. October himself) joins me for a tasting of Original SoupMan (TM) soups. If you are familiar with the Seinfeld “Soup Episode”, you might know that the crafter of these soups, Al Yeganeh, is the inspiration behind “No soup for you!” — and these soups are some of the best I’ve ever tasted. I’m a lifelong Yankees fan, so this was a special treat. Be sure to watch all the way to the end, because he lets me hold…The Ring!! Music: Beau Hall ( Food Philosophy is a…

FPV21: Chef Alistair Barnes

09 Mar 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in chefs & restaurants, videos

Food Philosophy Video #21: Chef Alistair Barnes Chef Alistair Barnes from Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts talks with me about his new cookbook, Simple Treasures, which explores game meats and the local flavors of Alberta, Canada. Music: Beau Hall ( Food Philosophy is a production of the Culinary Media Network ( food, food podcast, sensuality, Food Philosophy, Culinary Podcast Network, Culinary Media Network, Gilded Fork, Jennifer Iannolo

Cocktail Film Fest

07 Mar 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, news & buzz

Who doesn’t love a good cocktail? I had the opportunity to meet Ann Rogers, founder of Tales of the Cocktail, last weekend at the NY Times Travel Show. We definitely plan to attend this event in July, as the presentation at the show was phenomenal. I also had the opportunity to get a little bit tipsy in the middle of the day, which is not always a bad thing. There are some great activities leading up to the event, so take a peek at the film fest details below. What is a cocktail film without Marilyn Monroe? COCKTAIL FILM FEST…

FP71: Chef Alistair Barnes

04 Mar 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in chefs & restaurants, podcast Play in new window | Download | EmbedChef Alistair Barnes of Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts joins me for a chat about the culinary offerings of Alberta, Canada. From wild game to seasonal delights, this picturesque region of our neighbor to the north is a must-see on any epicurean’s list. We also talk about Chef Barnes’s new cookbook, Simple Treasures. Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts Music: Beau Hall ( Food Philosophy is a production of the Culinary Media Network (

Rare Gastronomic Book Auction: NYC April 7th

03 Mar 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz

I received this press release this morning, and I must say that for the avid cookbook collector this could be quite an adventure: SWANN GALLERIES APRIL 7 AUCTION OF EARLY PRINTED BOOKS/GASTRONIMIC LITERATURE FEATURES AN EMPHASIS ON 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH AND AMERICAN CULINARY CLASSICS. New York—On Monday, April 7, Swann Galleries will offer a fascinating panorama of the history of cooking and dining. Provided by The Fillin & Yeh Collection of Gastronomic Literature, the auction represents the second part of the Swann Galleries sale on April 7, 2008. The collection comprises 114 lots ranging from nearly 50 pre-1800…