BELGIUM: Vincent Florizoone

Chef Vincent Florizoone. Photo by Maria Lisella.

Mythology of a Young Innovator: Vincent FlorizooneBy Maria Lisella A splashy entrance is not Vincent Florizoone’s style. If anything, his understated arrival at an interview on the 44th Floor of the New York Times building was inauspicious. Lanky and handsome, he is charming in a relaxed way, no affectations or airs. At at the mere mention of food he is alert, happy and … [Read more...]


Exterior shot of the CIA (Photo by Richard Frisbie.)

Plays well with others ... By Richard Frisbie The image that comes to mind when I hear "Boot Camp" does not include kitchen skills, especially when it's prefaced with CIA. I think of sweaty bodies and abusive drill sergeants constantly shouting orders to do more push-ups. Naturally then, it was with some trepidation that I accepted an invitation to attend a CIA … [Read more...]

ITALIAN CLASSIC: Pasta con Aglio e Olio


Pasta with Garlic and Olive Oil By Peter Francis Battaglia Here is my argument to all those people -- take a good look at yourselves, you know who you are -- who think they need to spend hours in the kitchen for a decent home-cooked meal.  You couldn't be further from the truth. Don't be scared. Go for take-out or fast food when you feel like it; but really, you … [Read more...]

Globalfoodiegal or From the Editor…


Welcome to! August 19, 2010 Yesterday, I made one of my favorite sandwiches. Egg salad with whole grain bread. Then I read about the egg recall. My eggs were not on the recall list, but I threw them away anyway and bought a new dozen. Better safe than salmonella. Make sure your eggs are not on the list:  … [Read more...]



Savor the Spirit of Africa Text and photos by Vivienne Mackie The African continent is home to a variety of fascinating ancient trees and plants, a fact that enhances the mystery and appeal of this continent. One is the Marula Tree, often called “The Great Provider,” because of its many uses. The Marula tree grows naturally in the warm, frost-free regions of … [Read more...]


Manicotti, an Italian favorite. (Story and photos by Peter Francis Battaglia.)

Editor’s note: Peter Francis Battaglia doesn’t just cook, he teaches. When I couldn’t find my mom’s manicotti crepe recipe I asked Peter for help. He gave me the recipe and a lesson. It brought back memories and I noticed the fillings and the methods are the same. Thank you, Peter for helping me fill another page in my mother’s handwritten cookbook and giving me the last piece … [Read more...]

NEW HAMPSHIRE’S: Manor at Golden Pond Offers Vegan


Award Winning Chef, Peter Sheedy, Offers Exceptional Vegan by Emilie C. Harting Set on a hill overlooking New Hampshire’s Squam Lake and the White Mountains, the Manor at Golden Pond, with its sprawling main house, croquet setups, swimming pool, and surrounding woods, brings to mind an English country house.  Books line the lower half of the walls … [Read more...]



SPICE WINGS WITH THIS FLAVORSOME RUB AND MARINADE By Peter Francis Battaglia I'm not one of those chili and hot sauce fanatics, however, I love the intensity of heat, sweetness and the all around flavor profile it adds when one is not stupid with the amount added to a dish.  If you are at all put off by hot foods, maybe you've been force fed too much heat in a … [Read more...]

ITALY: Ringraziamento

The author poses beside a roasted turkey while holding its foldout paper partner.

Last year's favorite! Ringraziamento … an Italian Thanksgiving By Andrew J. Harvey During the fall of 2008 a dream of mine came true -- the opportunity to spend a semester living and studying in Italy. Having learned the Italian language, I specifically requested a host family that spoke little or no English. I arrived at Gianni and Ana Silvestri's multi-story … [Read more...]

AMSTERDAM: Dutch Treats

Entree at Haesje Claes. Photo by Keith Kellett.

by Keith Kellett Most Dutch people speak English: I believe it’s a compulsory subject in the schools, which is a good thing. Although the Dutch language is not difficult to read, especially if you speak German, it’s another thing entirely to pronounce it correctly. So, when you’re dining in Amsterdam, it’s a good idea to write down the name of the restaurant, and … [Read more...]