Will My Heart Stay Here?

04 May 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food

Chef Mark and I are running amok in San Francisco for meetings with PodShow and other friends of ours, so in the midst of all that we’ve had the pleasure of sampling various beers, sausages (wild boar…mmmm), and best of all, a dinner at The Stinking Rose (we reviewed the cookbook last year on the Gilded Fork). The dinner was delish, but I must say that I’m glad no dates were on my schedule for last night! Now we’re off to Napa and Sonoma for the weekend with our dear friend Rosina Tinari Wilson, so stay tuned for more updates!…

FP48: Albariño and Lessons Learned

23 Apr 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, podcast Play in new window | Download | EmbedSometimes I forget to follow my own advice, and this time it was in reference to new wines and their effects on the palate. Whoops! Join Chef Mark, the Pastry Princess and I as we explore Albariño, Spain’s queen of white wines, and learn a bit of history from one of the leading winemakers of Rias Baixas. Music: Beau Hall ( Food Philosophy is a production of The Gilded Fork (

Thai One On

20 Apr 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in Uncategorized

Mark and I finally had a chance to dine at Pam Real Thai Food (49th St betw. 9th & 10th) in NYC, and it lived up to everything we’ve been hearing. Among other rave reviews, a friend of mine told me it was the best Thai she’s had outside of Bangkok, so all we needed was an excuse and a MetroCard. We sampled Duck Tamarind, Pad Thai (had to test it out), Lemongrass Shrimp, and the ever-elusive Nuar Nam Tok. I have been searching for that damn salad everywhere in NY, and have at last found it! On their menu…

Baker’s Edge in the NY Times Style Section!

15 Apr 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz

Well, our pal Matt Griffin continues to sweep the media. The Baker’s Edge was featured in today’s NY Times Style section in the article “Fire, the Wheel and, of Course, Mop Slippers.” Here is an excerpt (Matt appears on p.2): In Carmel, Ind., an urban planner and home baker named Matthew Griffin invented a brownie pan that ingeniously makes every brownie have at least two crispy edges. “When we launched it we thought we had a niche product,” Mr. Griffin said. “We liked corner brownies and were trying to create a new market, catering to the edge lover.” A few…

Chef Hats Off!

11 Apr 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food

You know, the Gilded Fork test kitchen would not be what it is without the royals, Queen Lia and the Pastry Princess (a.k.a. Lia Soscia and Monica Glass). Just last night, Chef Mark and I were marveling at how much these two have contributed to our recipe section, from kitchen tips to photos to mouthwatering combinations of ingredients. So thank you, ladies, for all you do here. Our chef hats are off to you, and we are not only grateful for, but inspired by, your contributions to the Gilded Fork. Ooh, the elves are going to be so jealous.

Hudson Valley Wine Event: Pasta Primo Vino!

10 Apr 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food

If you are located in or near the Hudson Valley (yes, NYC counts!), there is a wonderful event coming up to benefit the Hudson Valley Food Bank. (Like you need an excuse to drink wine and eat delicious food.) Info below: PASTA PRIMO VINO! Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY – Celebrate Spring by taking a tour of the Hudson Valley’s most renowned vineyards on the Shawangunk Wine Trail. At each of the ten wineries you will sample a variety of delectable pasta dishes. A variety of dishes, one served at each winery, will be complemented by select wines in a backdrop of scenic…

FP47: Cooking from A to Z – Finger Rolls

09 Apr 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in podcast, recipes Play in new window | Download | Embed The twins are back in the kitchen with me this week to cook up some finger rolls with the help of my mighty new mixer. Chef Mark and I also attended PodCamp NYC this weekend, so I’ve got a recap of our experience and some great stuff coming down the pike from the Culinary Podcast Network. I’m also seeking bachelors for my own purposes both sensual and culinary, so do send them this way. Featured site: Music: Beau Hall ( Food Philosophy is a production of The Gilded Fork (

PodCamp NYC

08 Apr 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food

Mark and I spent the weekend at PodCamp NYC with our fellow podcasters and new media brethren (and sistren?), and we had a blast! We finally got to meet some of the people who are part of our daily lives, and hugs were given all around. The spirit of camaraderie at PodCamp was exhilarating — there were recorders and earbuds as far as the eye could see, and more than anything else, a desire to share information so we could each take our mission of new media to the next level. Best of all, it was an un-conference, so sessions…

FP46: Hudson Valley Wines

01 Apr 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, podcast Play in new window | Download | Embed Did you know there is wine growing in my backyard? I don’t mean that literally, of course, but the Hudson Valley is quickly establishing itself as a player in the wine world, particularly in the realm of sparkling wines. Join me as I speak with some of the winemakers and winners from the 2nd annual Hudson Valley Wine Awards. Whitecliff Vineyard Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery Brookview Station Winery Oh, I also delve into a little Shakespeare to kick off this season of buds newly sprouting, love blooming,…

FP45: Hunger in the Hudson Valley

25 Mar 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in podcast, wellness Play in new window | Download | Embed This week, it’s not my own hunger I’m talking about, but the hunger of those whose difficulties are far more serious. Learn what the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is doing to tackle the problem of food emergencies for those who find themselves in crisis, and why their organization faces an uphill battle. You see, hunger may be one of the biggest problems that no one likes to talk about; it lacks the glamour of some other causes du jour. The daunting part is that hunger is not just an…

FP44: Food and…Music?

21 Mar 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in podcast Play in new window | Download | Embed Musician Beau Hall (yes, he of the Food Philosophy theme song) joins me to talk about rhythm, creation and the power of both in food and music. And guess what? It turns out his wife is an aspiring chef, so all has come full-circle in this episode. We’ll also take a look at the sassy avocado and its reputation (those who are prudish may wish to cover their ears). Music: Beau Hall Featured songs: Superhot Lady Cop, Can I Get Some Lovin’, No Sleep Funk Food Philosophy is a production…

FP43: Ultimate Barista Challenge

13 Mar 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, podcast Play in new window | Download | Embed I had a chance to watch part of the Ultimate Barista Challenge at the International Restaurant and Food Service Show in NY last week, and got some live audio from the competition as well as tips from Ultimate Barista Ryan Dennhardt (who, I might add, is Ultimately Adorable). We also spoke with event founder Sherri Johns, a coffee industry veteran and author of the cookbook Coffee Café, about the new trail being blazed by baristi throughout the country. Music: Beau Hall ( Food Philosophy is a production of The Gilded Fork…