Articles posted in ‘Miscellaneous’

The Quest for Asian Veggies

Saturday, May 9, 2020

When the stay at home order started, we were already pretty well stocked and we only needed fresh fruits and veggies so we just ordered on Fresh Direct. I really didn’t want to go to stores and more importantly, I did not want my parents to. Their age puts them at high risk. Eventually, we […]

FoodMayhem’s Latest Ingredient: Garam

Monday, November 18, 2013

When we named our first child Cayenne; it really separated — not the men from boys, nor the whites from the eggs, but rather — the foodies from non-foodies. Those who inquired, “Like the Porsche?” revealed quite a lot. “Cayenne” refers to a hot pepper, a well known spice, used fresh in cooking and also […]

3 BIG Reasons Restaurants should Welcome Diners with Kids

Friday, October 11, 2013

I get it. Space is tight, especially in New York. Kids can be noisy, though frankly, most NYC restaurants are so loud, I can’t imagine you can hear the kids over the crowd at the bar. I know the kids don’t look like money makers to you restaurants but here’s three very solid reasons, you […]

Chef Bobo at Calhoun

Thursday, August 9, 2012

If you’ve watched “Super Size Me” or Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution” or if you’ve walked into the lunchroom of any public school, you’ve probably seen what we’re feeding kids in this country every day. It’s just plain garbage: pink Slime, pink milk (strawberry-flavored milk), mostly heavily processed food, where french fries or ketchup count as […]

Royal Carribean’s Explorer of the Seas (+ tips for eating)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The fear of traveling with a baby can be crippling or at least very delaying. It feels like forever since we took a vacation! Luckily, our short weekends to The Culinary Institute of America and Philly gave us a little steam and we booked a last minute deal on a cruise to Bermuda, St. Maarten, […]

Our Little Pepper is One!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Cayenne (our daughter) turned one! We get a lot of questions (online and off) about how she eats and what we feed her. It’s time we did a blog post all about Caya’s food.
As soon as Caya could sit up, we had her in a high chair at the table with us for every meal.  […]

Best of 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wow, 2011 has been a huge year for us because of one special ingredient: Cayenne. It felt like just yesterday that we were chatting on Twitter about #babymayhem the day I went into labor. Now, she’s already 10 1/2 months old! From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for so much support that […]

Open Letter to George Duran

Saturday, August 27, 2011

To Mr. George Duran:
On behalf of the the culinary world, we hereby revoke your dodin bouffant; apron; and most of all, your right to call yourself a ‘chef’.  You sir are an embarrassment to those in the culinary industry working hard to maintain and enhance a culture of food as one of the best parts […]

I Am a Nudie Foodie

Friday, June 24, 2011

What’s the last thing I thought I’d be doing a few weeks after giving birth? Posing nude. Yet, that’s what indeed happened. When Jackie of The Diva That Ate New York asked me if I’d do it to raise money for Tsunami victims in Japan, I said ok, without really thinking about it. The time […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

When we think of Thanksgiving, we think of food babies, food comas, and all that relates to gluttony. The giant turkey, piles of cranberry sauce, and variations of string bean casserole pile onto our tables, not to mention the desserts. It seems like everyone brings a pie and now there’s 30 across the counters, starting […]