There is one challenge we all share: organizing the refrigerator. Home organization specialist Jeffrey Phillip has a client list that includes celebrities like Gayle King and Katie Couric. No matter your star status, Phillip says there is one challenge we all share: organizing the refrigerator. He suggests seven products that will help tame the mess in this high-traffic appliance. 1. Open-style bins These containers are great for grouping small items by task. Keep kids’ lunchbox snacks in … [Read more...] about 7 Accessories to Organize Your Refrigerator
No one in America knows more about extra-virgin olive oil better than writer, traveler, food authority and historian Nancy Harmon Jenkins. The James Beard Award-winning author’s Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil is a hybrid investigative report, cultural history and cookbook. Here, a quick, deep dive into olive oil politics. The International Olive Council decides what olive oil is good enough to be called “extra virgin.” Who are they? The International Olive Council was … [Read more...] about A Crash Course in Olive Oil Politics
Chef Rebecca Charles has been New York’s undisputed queen of lobster since she opened Pearl Oyster Bar in 1997. Her seafood menu transported beach-shack classics from Maine to Manhattan, and her signature lobster roll started a national trend that has never diminished. Charles’s family has deep roots in Maine; they’ve summered in Kennebunk for nearly 100 years. But their preferred lobster-cooking method is a little unorthodox: They grill. “The dry heat imbues the lobster meat with the taste of … [Read more...] about How to Grill Lobster
Here, chef Joe Simone discusses his relationship with famed chef and cookbook author Paula Wolfert. On June 22, Joe Simone, owner and chef at Simone’s in Warren, Rhode Island, will host a cooking class in honor of legendary chef and cookbook author Paula Wolfert to benefit the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Wolfert, who announced in 2013 that she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, has since become active in promoting awareness of the disease. Simone’s event will feature … [Read more...] about How Paula Wolfert Inspired Chef Joe Simone’s Career (Plus, Tips for a Perfect Fish Stock)
Mad Men's Bryan Batt shares his best advice for entertaining this summer, be it a quiet supper, sit-down dinner party or all-out bash. As Salvatore Romano on Mad Men, Bryan Batt’s artistic flair inspired Sterling Cooper clients. In real life, Batt is the owner of design store Hazelnut New Orleans, author of Big, Easy Style and a regular party host. And although most people go casual when the weather gets hot, Batt sticks to his signature “swellegant” style. Here, he shares his best advice for … [Read more...] about 6 Swellegant Summer Entertaining Tips from Mad Men’s Bryan Batt
Give your New Year’s Eve celebration a fresh twist with these simple ideas from experts known for bringing the fun to fabulous fetes. 1. Old-School New York Bash Just blocks from Times Square, legendary New York restaurant Le Cirque will commemorate New Year’s Eve with a menu featuring classic French food and live music from Neil Sedaka. Co-owner Marco Maccioni advises bringing elegance to your home party by inviting guests to dress their best. “As a boy, I could not come to Le Cirque unless … [Read more...] about The Party Starts Here!