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Best Indian Restaurant I Have Found – in Small Town New Jersey!

Freehold, N.J. Having funded projects in and travelled to India, and serving on the Board of the Indo-American Arts Council, not to mention assisting each year with the South Asian Performing Arts Festival and the South Asian Literary Festival, I have had my share of Indian food… Imagine my surprise this week when I discovered […]

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Mark West Wines a Winner for National Pinot Noir Day

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Today is “National Pinot Noir Day” so let’s celebrate this tasty varietal, which happens to be my personal favorite. I know there are many other “Pinot People” out there who also adore California wines, so I wanted to mark the occasion by telling you about a few great options from Mark West Wines—a winery known […]

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Enchantment Aboard the Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise


New York, N.Y. Whether you’re a tourist seeking adventure in the Big Apple or are a long-standing resident of New York City celebrating a special occasion—or just looking for a fabulous night out, the Spirit of New York dinner cruise along the New York Harbor offers a truly memorable experience afloat. The frivolity starts the […]

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New Ultra-Premium Maurice Vendôme Champagne Makes American Debut

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Tastemakers behind world’s most expensive Champagne continue to break boundaries, introducing another supremely-luxe bottle of bubbly in the U.S. San Diego, CA. The Ultra-luxury wine and spirits purveyor Prodiguer Brands, which privately develops and markets many of the world’s finest, award-winning wines and spirits, has just its newest offering, Champagne Maurice Vendôme, which is now […]

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Slow Food at Sprig Fights Fast-Food Culture

New York, N.Y.  In a sea of steaks, burritos and grab-and-go food in busy Midtown East, there is a beacon of the Slow Food movement, serving healthful food in an elegant, inviting environment. For nearly two years, Sprig Restaurant has served consistently superb New American cuisine that celebrates artisanal goods, seasonal produce and local distributors. […]

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Going Nuts in Style: Coconut Water in India

Mumbai, India.  How much can one do with something as regular as a coconut in the peninsular region of India that is rich in its tropical vegetation? While most south Indian cuisines prefer to use it as an active ingredient in their styles, very few have thought about utilizing the coconut water. Certainly no one […]

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Margo Patisserie Café: Love in the Form of a Croissant

Williamsburg, Brooklyn. When I think of love on this particular Valentine’s Day 2011, I think of Margo Patisserie Café, situated on a dreamy block on Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The story of this place has all to do with love. The love of baking and entertaining, the love of eating bona fide French baked […]

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Madhur Jaffrey Releases Indian Flavors in New Cook Book

New York, N.Y.  By deconstructing age-old techniques and reducing the number of steps in a recipe, as well as helping people understand the nature of each spice and seasoning, Madhur Jaffrey’s new recipe book enables anyone to make seemingly exotic Indian dishes part of everyday cooking. Tweet

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