Everyday Indulgences: Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Sugar

06 Jul 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in indulgences, recipes

It’s that glorious time of year when farm stands are beginning to overflow with the season’s finest. Given my tactile nature, I always find myself drawn to the piles of gently fuzzed peaches, seemingly awaiting my greedy touch. My favorites are the elbow-drippers — once you’ve tasted such decadence, it’s practically impossible to eat any other kind of peach. And though peaches are wonderful on their own, there is something to be said for the allure of caramelization. I’ve grown quite fond of grilled fruits in the past couple of years, and this recipe has become a favorite: Grilled Peaches…

Everyday Indulgences: Scent-suality

03 Jul 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in indulgences, sensuality, wellness

With all that’s happening around us, I find that my decadent and frugal sides are like rival angels on my shoulders. The stress of keeping so many balls in the air to keep things moving forward — seemingly without a minute to breathe — leaves me utterly worn out, and there are times when I simply want to indulge myself. Of course, I also want to do this without making my wallet cry. If you’ve read or heard me wax poetic on basil leaves, you know that I can find indulgence in seemingly ordinary places and things, so I’ve decided…

Unboxing the Gilded Fork Cookbook!

12 Jun 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz, videos

It’s been months in the planning, and literally years in the creating — and we’ve finally received the galley proof of our Gilded Fork Cookbook! Here’s the moment of unboxing, the first moment we’re holding the book in our eager little hands!

Video: Chef Eric Lee’s Salmon Potato Canapés

09 Jun 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in chefs & restaurants, travel, videos Play in new window | Download | Embed Chef Eric Lee from Onyx Restaurant in Halifax, Nova Scotia shows us how he prepares Salmon Potato Canapes for the Savour Food & Wine Festival. A production of The Culinary Media Network.

The Wines of Rias Baixas

31 May 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, travel, videos

I am off on another exciting food and wine adventure, this time for my first visit to Spain! Interestingly, I’m visiting what some might consider to be the most atypical region of the country, Galicia, to explore the wines of Rias Baixas. When one thinks of Spain, one immediately thinks of red wine and paella; however, Rias Baixas is most well-known for its signature grape, Albariño (al-ba-REEN-yo). A protected varietal, Albariño is the only DO (Denomination of Origin) white wine in Spain, and wines labeled as such must be made with 100% Albariño grapes. Known for flavor profiles of honeysuckle,…

We’re Looking for Interns!

30 May 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food

Kitchen Elves are wonderful, but they tend to burn things. Yes, they are very handy for washing dishes, peeling potatoes, etc., but they are costing us a fortune in melted spatulas, burned pots, and scorched aprons. They also can’t type to save their lives, so we’re looking for some human help: Editorial Assistants Will assist with the management of our editorial calendar (scheduling & some editing), as well as communication with media, food and wine professionals. Some light office duties may also be included. Our editorial internships require a typo-sensitive eye (we are mental about typos) and an excellent grasp…

CMN Video: Fun with Fondue

22 May 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in travel, videos Play in new window | Download | Embed Jennifer and Chef Mark have fun with fondue and raclette at the world famous Adler Swiss Chuchi Restaurant in Zurich, Switzerland. We learn about the traditions, and what NOT to drink with fondue with our friends from international publications while on a recent trip to Switzerland. Careful not to drop your bread in the cheese! A production of The Culinary Media Network.

Pre-Order Your Gilded Fork Cookbook!

04 May 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, food, news & buzz, recipes

For the last 4 years you’ve followed our evolution from articles to recipes, podcasts and videos. Now, at last, we are going past your computer screens and ear buds with something you can actually hold in your hands! Signed copies of our new cookbook are now available for pre-order for delivery in June 2009. With The Gilded Fork Entertaining at Home: A Year of Dinner Parties, we invite you to throw open your doors to friends and loved ones — and offer them a seat at your table. And don’t be afraid to ask them to help — that can…

CMN Video: Chef Tom Lewis

02 May 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in chefs & restaurants Play in new window | Download | Embed CMN Video: Chef Tom Lewis Cooks! Chef Tom Lewis, from the Monachyle Mhor Hotel & restaurant in Scotland, makes us a simple Scottish lunch at the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC as part of the Homecoming Scotland 2009 festivities, promoting Scottish heritage, and urging Scots from all over the world to return to Scotland during 2009. This Chef is so cheeky, he even SERVED us tongue & cheek! A production of The Culinary Media Network.