Category Archives: Festivals & Events

NESPRESSO: around the world coffee experience with Padma Lakshmi (recipe included)

nespresso - invite with Padma Lakshmi

Dear Food Diary:

I’m no stranger to Nespresso and their events. When they launched the PIXIE machine, I was delighted to be given one and  use all the time. I’ve become such a big fan, that I’ve told all my friend and family to get one. Nothing like that aroma of coffee at home.

When I got the invite to travel the world of Nespresso last week, I packed my purse and off to their Soho Boutique Bar we went…

The I can’t believe Andrew Zimmern knows CCG! & Googa Mooga weekend

Andrew Zimmern @ Taste UWS 1

Dear Food Diary:
This past weekend was a food filled one. I bought tickets to Taste of the Upper West Side event on Friday only because my ALL TIME FOOD HERO Andrew Zimmern was gonna be there. Adam Richman from Man vs Food the host.

LINspired Potluck Party: bring a LIN food or drink

Dear Food Diary:
For Sunday’s Knicks game against the defending Mavericks, #17 LINspired me to host a potluck party at StalkerBoy’s pad. The LINvitation said, bring a food or drink with LIN in the name. Everyone’s LINsanity level and creativity was put to the test.

I was anticipaLINg it all weekend…

ChubbyChineseGirl Pumpkin for Halloween

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Just in time for Halloween, I did my first ever pumpkin carving night with my gals C & J.

Scharffen Berger Chocolate: Elevate a classic dessert (recipes included)

Scharffen Berger Chocolate 1

Dear Food Diary:
As a true chocoholic, I was more than delighted to receive the invite from Scharffen Berger Chocolate makers a couple weeks ago. An evening with Elizabeth Falkner (Top Chef) and Johnny Luzzini (Former Executive Pastry Chef at Jean Georges and Daniel), showcasing their take on a classic dessert with a hands-on workshop and of course, tasting (my favorite part).