We’ve talked about it for a long time and it’s finally happening. On July 11th Matt Kantor and Andrew Bridgman are opening Bero. I couldn’t be happier for them (and frankly for us.)
Since we met Matt has been planning this, talking concepts and drawing sketches. He has made me salivate with his menu ideas and test dishes. He [...]
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Doing a little filming with a documentarian before the next Secret Pickle – Tasting Tour of Spain.
I’ve been going through some old photos today and found this one
This is the wine I purchased for the dinner I won from Matt in November 2009. If you read the stickies you’ll see what is for the dinner and what is for later, and what I was “supposed” to put back.
But it’s the not volume of wine in this shot that gets me, it’s that it was ta [...]
And finally, the food shots from the Tasting Tour of Piedmont at the Secret Pickle Supper Club (www.secretpicklesupperclub.com) One of the antipasti dishes served at the Secret Pickle Supper Club Tasting Tour of PIedmont.
This is an artichoke and goat cheese tart which was served with bagna cauda and topped with a simple argula salad.
Wow what a way to celebrate turning 45! I’m just barely recovering from all the birthday activities now, over a month later!
I’ve always been a little fussy about my birthdays. I remember as a little girl bursting into tears at more than one birthday party surrounded by friends. And in contrast, I remember the years where being in transit or [...]
A few years ago, inspired by my love of the Bick’s Pickle Alien, M.Tinto showed up on my birthday with a couple of bottles of Bick’s pickles that had fuzzy finger puppets on them. The finger puppets weren’t actually the alien, which generated a fair amount of conversation about the missed marketing opportunity, and a whole lot of rude [...]
You can thank my god-daughter Morgan** for this never-before shared Sangria recipe. She wanted Sangria for her birthday and I can’t say “no” to her. At least not about important life skills like knowing how to make Sangria.
I have modified the recipe down from the traditional serving size of 1 Bucket, since Morgan doesn’t want a whole bucke [...]
From Fair Trade Jewellery Company to the Secret Pickle Supper Club in just 2.5 hours. With a lot of help from my friends Ryan, Asaka, Gerry, Cybelle and Aaron of course!
Last night was The Society of the Public Pickle – a joint birthday party for Gerry & me involving beer, wings, friends and the now-tradition posing with the pickle. This is a collage of the slightly off, out of focus and generally drunken shots from the night. The rest of the photos will be up as soon as I finish tweaking them [...]