Author Archives: radioabby

About radioabby

I'm a broadcast professional and home cook who loves music, travel and exploring unique, distinctive things, places and ideas. I love to cook, discover new flavors and improvise in the kitchen.

My Duck Runneth Over

When it comes to managing the household budget, there are three luxuries I consistently choose to spend money on: a monthly massage, quality hair-care products and high end groceries. When my husband and I began planning our life together, I … Continue reading

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Guide to an Ethnic Kitchen

While flipping channels recently, I stumbled accross a show called “Feed Me Bubbe” and I became tranfixed by this diminutive Jewish grandmother, her outdated but oddly familiar looking kitchen and the traditional recipes she was preparing. Production values aside, Bubbe … Continue reading

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I gave my soup the finger

It was a beautiful spring Sunday afternoon. Over coffee that morning, I’d decided to use the three jars of frozen lobster stock I’d made a few months earlier to make seafood soup for dinner. This is one of our favorite … Continue reading

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The marble rye, Hampton tomatoes and a big flat noodle

I was chatting with an old friend on Facebook the other day and she said “I’m having a real Seinfeld lunch, a big salad and a black and white cookie. All that’s missing is the marble rye”. All of a … Continue reading

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Lobster? Again?

Yes, lobster again. I live in New England where lobsters practically jump out of the water into your lobster pot. Not really, but they are plentiful, relatively inexpensive and quite delicious. So, when in Rome, as they say…. I’ve got … Continue reading

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Smoking in Fox Country

As a foodie and admirer of locally made products, one of the greatest benefits of living in rural New England is stumbling across the hidden local food treasures that are tucked away in the small towns and back woods of … Continue reading

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Precious Heirlooms

Did you every order a sandwich or a salad at a restaurant and it shows up with something resembling a slice or wedge of tomato, but it has no flavor whatsoever? Have you ever bitten into one of those pale, … Continue reading

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An Ear in the Hand

Here’s some food for thought: no other physical activity I can think of is more intertwined in our subconscious than eating. Food and eating takes us right back to our very first memories, the bond we formed with our mothers, … Continue reading

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Ramping Up

I love my grill. I have a sick, devotional attachment to this particular piece of cooking equipment. If it’s not raining or snowing, I’m grilling, and truth be told, the rain doesn’t bother me all that much. Whether its delicate … Continue reading

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San Francisco Farmers Market

I ask you, fellow foodies, what better place is there for a food lover to spend their time and money than one of the most interesting and robust farmers markets in the country? I’ve never been to a nicer, better … Continue reading

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