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Cyber Monday: Gourmet Gift Specials

30 Nov 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz

We don’t know about you, but we’d rather avoid the mall this time of year. It’s simply not in our natures to stand in line at 6AM (unless it’s for something fabulous at the farmer’s market). In case you feel that way, too, we’re doing something special for this year’s “Cyber Monday” sale day in the Gilded Fork Gourmet Boutique, so we invite you to peruse our offers below. Then we can all stay at home and revel in Thanksgiving leftovers and pajamas while everyone else does that standing-in-line thing. Besides, we have a new venture to unveil in December,…

Jen & Jen’s Pre-Turkey Tweetup!

24 Nov 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz

Hey NYC people! Before we all flee for the holidays, my BFF Jen Kushell and I are hosting a Pre-Turkey Tweetup at the Roger Smith Hotel. We’re getting our favorite locals together for a little fun, face time and frolicking, so please join us! Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Place: Roger Smith Hotel, 47th & Lexington, NYC Time: 7PM until they make us leave You can also find us on Twitter: Jennifer Iannolo – @foodphilosophy Jen Kushell – @ysnjen & Monique Peltz – @ysn_careersos I hope we’ll see you there! If not, you might miss Ms. Kushell wearing a lampshade….

Digital Dads and Sex on a Plate

17 Sep 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz, recipes, sensuality

I love that so many people are getting behind my Sex on a Plate mission! I recently sat down with my good friend C.C. Chapman, who is not only a prolific new media entrepreneur, but is also an avid cook, to talk about the link between food and sensuality. His site Digital Dads (for dads, by dads) addresses all sorts of parenting aspects, and he had some questions about how dads might keep things spicy with the wife. He proposed an interesting theory that has turned into “C.C.’s law of the 2 Cs,” and I wholeheartedly agree. I think the…

Quotables: On EasyBake Ovens

14 Aug 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz

My Twitter pal Chip Griffin from Media Bullseye wrote an article today likening social media to levels of cooking appliances, with the EasyBake being the starter model. I found the idea quite humorous, and ended up getting a little quote love. :) His analogy is a good one, and worth a read if you are thinking about dipping your toe into the social media arena. In cooking, you might think of entry-level as an Easybake Oven. These much-maligned children’s toys can be used for cooking, though I have not done so myself. My lack of experience seems irrelevant, however, since…

Andy Husbands on Hell’s Kitchen

20 Jul 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in chefs & restaurants, news & buzz

OK, I don’t watch television (the one I have here is unplugged and in a corner), but in this case I actually have a reason to promote a television show. You see, my pal Andy Husbands, chef/owner of Tremont 647 in Boston’s South End, is making his debut this week on Hell’s Kitchen. Andy and I became friends in Boston many moons ago, when I was cutting my teeth in the food world, and I liked him instantly because he’s full of sass, piss and vinegar. He also makes a killer Tibetan momo. Hell’s Kitchen premiers Tuesday night, July 21,…

Gilded Fork Affiliate Program

18 Jul 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz

With the release of our first cookbook, The Gilded Fork: Entertaining at Home, we’ve been overwhelmed by the support from our loyal readers, listeners and viewers. Since many of you have been eager to help us spread the message about the book, we’ve created an affiliate program for that and the sumptuous products in our Gilded Fork Boutique. Our affiliates will receive a 10% commission on all sales made from people you send through your affiliate link, on ANY products in the boutique, from the cookbook to artisanal olive oils, aged balsamic vinegars and flavored sea salts. We’re also adding…

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!

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…

Thank a Teacher: Redux

18 Mar 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz

I’ve recently connected with a lot of high school alumni on Facebook, and decided to post a link to an article I wrote back in 2004 entitled An Ode to William Yachymiak. He is an English teacher many of us have come to revere for his wisdom and talent in bringing out the best in us — a sometimes arduous process on all sides — so I was interested to get feedback from other alumni. It turns out that not only do many others share my opinion, but some have also been inspired, thanks to “Yak,” to pursue writing careers…

Gilded Fork Cookbook: Weekly Roundup

12 Mar 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food, news & buzz, recipes

Chef Mark was kind enough to update our progress on the meaty ol’ Gilded Fork Cookbook over at CMN: Our Gilded Fork Cookbook project is coming along nicely, and we’re so thrilled that our recipe testers have been cooking up a storm trying out our recipes. They are an enormous help to us, holding us to task on the smallest details that could be confusing to readers, including pointing out where measurements or ingredients might be misunderstood by readers from other countries. (If you’re in the US, did you know that in Canada has 4 different types of cream? We…

Announcing the Gilded Fork Cookbook!

19 Feb 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz, recipes

After four years of cooking and a few name changes, we’re proud to announce the release of our first cookbook! We’ve taken recipes both old and new and put them into a year’s worth of easy entertaining menus, so from a casual comfort food spread to a romantic dinner for two, you will have a collection of recipes, entertaining tips and techniques at your fingertips. The Gilded Fork: Entertaining at Home, A Year of Dinner Parties Now more than ever, people are looking for economical ways to entertain, and we’re always up for a friendly gathering at home. We’ve been…