Meanwhile, Back on the Farm

02 Jul 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in farm

Chef Mark is visiting with me in the Hudson Valley this week for a little bit of work and play, so today we decided to get our hands (and feet) dirty. We took a drive up to New York’s Black Dirt region, famous for its onions, and visited our friend Cheryl Rogowski from Rogowski Farm in Pine Island. Her farm served as some of the backdrop for my Go Daddy commercial, so it was wonderful to see how the farm has progressed in he last couple of years. Best of all, we got to pick our dinner! The salad you…

FP53: The Madernassa Pear

25 Jun 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in farm, podcast, travel

The Madernassa pear is a treasure of Piemonte, Italy, and one that was almost lost when modern farming methods were introduced to create a heartier version of the fruit.

FP36: The University of Gastronomic Sciences

16 Jan 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in farm, podcast, travel Play in new window | Download | EmbedOh, sweet Mecca. What on earth could be more appealing to a gourmand than the University of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG) in Italy? In a word: nothing. Join me on a tour of the one place on this planet that tugs at my heart strings (and brain cells) like no other as we take a journey through Italy’s history and gastronomy. Begun as an estate many moons ago, UNISG’s Pollenzo campus is a tribute to food, wine and artisanal production with Jonathan, a second-year student whose knowledge and enthusiasm made our tour delightful…

FP31: Endangered Pleasures

27 Nov 2006, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in farm, news & buzz, podcast Play in new window | Download | Embed[display_podcast} The fascists are at it again. The attempt to ban foie gras has come to New York City, and you can be damn sure I’ve got something to say about it. It is time for people to stand up for individual rights with the kind of volume typically reserved for animal rights, and that means you. Are you comfortable with the government dictating what you can and cannot eat? Pleasures are becoming more endangered with every day that passes here in the Nanny State, and if you don’t stand up now…

FP25: A Pumpkin We Will Go

10 Oct 2006, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in farm, podcast Play in new window | Download | Embed (What on earth happened to Jennifer? Only she and her coffee pot know the intimate details, but there is a Golden Ticket involved.) Take a trip with me to upstate New York as I search for the elusive perfect pumpkin, because there are recipes that simply must be cooked this week. The kitchen elves make their first appearance on the show, but alas they are wreaking havoc (as usual). Boutique Spotlight: A Taste of Italy ( Music: Beau Hall ( Food Philosophy is a production of The Gilded Fork (

FP23: Say Cheese, Please

01 Oct 2006, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in farm, podcast Play in new window | Download | Embed The rivalry of Britain and France is legendary, and the realm of cheese offers no exception to this age-old battle. In part I of our look at British and French cheeses (stay tuned for Part II on ReMARKable Palate #59), Mark and I feature some cheese specialists who offer their insights on what makes each country’s varieties unique in terms of flavor profiles and characteristics. (I’ve taken on Britain as a salute to my dear Mum’s heritage, so Mark will handle the fromagers.) I also review that marvel of entertaining, the…