Thursday, December 15, 2016

Best Christmas Cookie Ever! Dorie Greenspan's Beurre et Sel Jammers and a review of "Dorie's Cookies"

Not too long ago, I suggested that if you made only one baked good this season, it should be the over-the-top delicious Apple Pie Bar found at  “Not so fast,” the Baker in our house protested. “If ever there was a cookie to be baked this season, Dorie Greenspan’s Beurre et Sel Jammers should be the one.”  I am not one to argue.  I’d given Andrew Ms. Greenspan’s latest cookbook “Dorie’s Cookies” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016) for his birthday.   But he’d already made her remarkable Beurre et Sel Jammers which we published in our story about this year’s Hampton Classic Horse Show.  We both decided that this was well worth repeating and also a great opportunity to tell you about Dorie’s latest book.

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Daily Meal has just published my latest Viking Ocean Cruises article! And here it is!


On Viking Ocean Cruises, Mamsen’s Deli Serves Mum's Recipes on Mum's China

Staff Writer
For Viking CEO Torstein Hagen, perfection is in the details

Torstein Hagen, chairman and CEO of Viking River Cruises, with 61 vessels and counting, is building on its success with the introduction of Viking Ocean Cruises A fleet that will soon consist of six identical ships, the first two, Viking Star and Viking Sea, have already garnered awards that put them at the top of the premium cruise segment.