Author: MaryK

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We’re all in this Together–

In the Era of Social Distancing due to COVID-19, there is a lot on everyone’s mind. The hospitality industry, in particular, is being hit incredibly hard right now. There are, however, things we can do– whether we are restaurant workers or restaurant guests– to help keep one another afloat. Stay […]

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Restaurant 101: Mignardises

Mignardises– [Min-yar-deez] a parting gift from the chef. small sweet bites served at the end of a meal. Usually after dessert. Typical mignardise are chocolate truffles, bite size pates de fruit, macarons. The word derives from the French word for “cute.” The legend is that once upon a time in […]

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Recipe: Potato cheese Pierogi

For the past five years I have been lucky to celebrate Christmas Eve with a friend of Polish descent. I adore food traditions, and while I had heard of the Italian Christmas Eve tradition of the Feast of Fishes, I was not familiar with the Polish custom of Wigilia. Traditionally, […]