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Can it be time for Thanksgiving already? Whether it’s a holiday meal with friends and family, food culminating with a turkey dinner is a colossal undertaking. Try some of my shortcuts to make this day a little easier. Anything I can do to simplify the day works for me. Since the meal is traditional and […]

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Love a little romance and grandeur? Villa d’Este is simply breathtaking. This exquisite, five star Italian resort is located on the romantic shores of Lake Como, not too far from Milan. This is one destination that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Where else can you combine history, exquisite atmosphere and culinary excellence? Many have […]

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The Four Season’s “Farm To Table” nine course tasting meal was over the top. What an evening! Instead of dining  oceanside at  the fabulous Pahu i’a restaurant, Executive Chef James “Jim” Babian surprised with a two person chef’s table “Inside the Kitchen.” Chef Jim is serious about using local products. Check out the menu below. It was inspired by […]

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Tom Yum Soup is a favorite Thai dish in our house. Executive Chef Jim Babian shares his fabulous recipe. Nothing quite like having your favorite soup at The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. SERVES 8 (APPETIZER PORTIONS) Total cooking and prep time 15-20 minutes INGREDIENTS 8 cups water 8 Shrimp peeled and deveined (save shells) 10 […]

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Villa D’Este is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world. If you are truly ambitious and want to create an over the top New Year’s Eve dinner, take a look at the exquisite photographs and recipes on the attached Christmas card from Chef Luciano Parolari  at Villa D’Este. I guarantee you will want […]

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Four Seasons has a reputation for great food, so it’s no surprise to find rising culinary chefs creating fabulous dishes at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Executive Sous Chef Nick boasts that Chef Angela is one of those rising stars. Check out her Grilled Beef Caprese Saladand her Hawaiian inspired Lobster Lillikoi Salad recipes. They […]

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July 4th is here. Friends and family gather from all over the country – New York, Los Angeles, Nevada, Florida and the Pacific Northwest. The day starts early, with kids getting excited about the parade. Everyone rushes to be on time for the tugboat ride to a little city in Blaine, Washington. It’s an old […]

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Christian Sperka has captured the essence of the Big Five animals in his wildlife photography, particularly the lions and leopards from the cat family. South Africa is the ultimate life-changing trip and it certainly was for my family. The rich culture, breathtaking landscape and jaw dropping wildlife take one’s breath away. Can you name the “Big Five” wild animals […]

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  Close your eyes and imagine getting on a plane to Paris this weekend. First dinner would be at George V’s Le Cinq restaurant. Take a look at the summer a la carte menu below and decide what you might order!   STARTERS   Tomatoes from Provence Collection 2010 as a Millefeuille with Crab Meat – Carpaccio/Fried/Iced […]

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