Category Archives: Festivals

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Before moving from New York City to Charleston, it was my hope to do some of the things I had never done before in New York.  Attending the Cherry Blossom Festival, in Japanese “Sakura Matsuri“, at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, … Continue reading

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Dairy Free Traveler at the Boston Early Music Festival

June found Therese and I in Boston, attending the Boston Early Music Festival.  If you know me from this blog, you probably don’t know that, long before I knew of my dairy allergy and started passionately writing and advocating for … Continue reading

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We love you, Michael Symon: Grand Tasting at NYCWFF, part 2

It was so gratifying to hear Iron Chef Michael Symon say that we should all get rid of our garlic presses during his culinary demonstration at the NYC Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting.  I have been trying to get … Continue reading

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Greenmarket Brunch with Geoffrey Zakarian at NYCWFF, Dairy Free

Last year, for our first ever event at the NYC Wine & Food Festival, we attended the Oyster Bash hosted by Ben Sargent at the Standard Hotel’s outdoor Biergarten.  This year, for our first event of the Festival weekend, we … Continue reading

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Food Film Festival: Volunteering for the Food Bank for NYC

Before two weeks ago, I didn’t even know that the Food Film Festival existed.  Then Therese set us up to do some volunteering through the Food Bank for NYC, as part of her company SAP America’s October of Volunteering.  And … Continue reading

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“Pitch me” Panel Discussion with Rachael Ray, Tyler Florence at NYCWFF

The middle event of our Saturday at the NYC Wine & Food Festival – the “Pitch Me: How to Turn Your Love for Food into a Successful Culinary Business” panel discussion – was something a little different.  There was no … Continue reading

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Taste of Tokyo Dinner with Ivan Orkin at NYCWFF

The Taste of Tokyo Dinner with Chef Ivan Orkin was the perfect way for us to conclude our weekend at the NYC Wine & Food Festival.  After two days of being on our feet eating great food, drinking great wine … Continue reading

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