The Beauty of Macarons
By Jillian Bernardini - Mar 14, 2014 - 06:01 PM
I LOVE BOTH! Whether it’s the chewy, flaky coconut chocolate dipped style macaroon, or the delicate crisp crunch of the almond laced French macaron with a surprise ganache or pastry cream inside, I appreciate each style equally…just as long as the creator spells them properly to avoid false dessert advertising. It’s always sad when you think you’re in the mood for a certain style, and it’s the wro...
Covenant House Sleep Out: New York City, March 21, 2014
By Jillian Bernardini - Mar 05, 2014 - 11:54 AM
A very close friend of mine from high school works as a manager and program coordinator of a Wellness Center in southern New Jersey. Working closely with a nationwide shelter organization called the Covenant House, which provides meals, housing, and counseling for homeless youth, she’s been inspired to participate in a “Sleep Out” on the streets of New York City.
By Jillian Bernardini - Feb 27, 2014 - 08:37 AM
I am over winter. Completely done. My feet are suffocating in the three pairs of rotating boots, and the toesies have not had fresh outdoor air in months. Even national margarita day just didn’t feel right, cheers-ing our tart tequila filled goblet glasses with a loud sigh, follwed by wrapping an extra thick blanket around our shoulders.
The Ultimate Cocktail Party with Barbara Lynch and Food Should Taste Good
By Jillian Bernardini - Feb 21, 2014 - 08:48 AM
I have been meaning to relive the delicious details of this cocktail party with you! Last Wednesday, I am embarassingly admitting that this was my first visit to The Butcher Shop. Cue the loud gasps of shock and horror! I know, I know, I’m so delayed with my list of all the amazing restaurants I need to attend while I still live in Boston. There’s even a separate list for across the river places, which I’ll h...
Smoked Sea Salt
By Jillian Bernardini - Feb 10, 2014 - 01:38 PM
My sister finds the most unique gifts and trinkets. Perhaps it’s due to our completely opposing locations of the US, she’s living in LA and I am freezing up here in Boston, so we experience different surroundings and encounter incomparable purveyors. Well, and she has a keen eye towards obscure, artisanal products, and damn good taste.
By Jillian Bernardini - Feb 07, 2014 - 12:04 PM
Some mornings, I open the cold cuts drawer in my refrigerator and discover that I am depleted of an egg’s long life best friend: bacon. I don’t require the pork protein everyday for breakfast, but it definitely takes a toll on my 6’4” boyfriend’s well being for the remainder of his day. However, on this particular day, I recall a ramekin full of bacon fat that I saved from my last endeavor with th...
Winter Survival: cozy hearty soups
By Jillian Bernardini - Feb 04, 2014 - 12:48 PM
I’m certain that your quick assessment of the above photo categorizes it as Instagram-ified. I hope you follow me on Instagram! I attempt to post the most alluring food photos, admittedly altering a few through filters due to awkward angles and lighting. I love following fellow food bloggers, friends, and other food related media with hopes of inspiring my personal activities in the kitchen and supporting those that are ...
Super Bowl Snacks with Food Should Taste Good
By Jillian Bernardini - Jan 28, 2014 - 12:48 PM
Okay, friends, Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner! Chatting with coworkers about the festivities this weekend yields a monotone, somber response of, “What game?” Oh Patriots fans, there’s always next year! Why not focus on what’s more important during pre-game prep and game time: the food.
eggslut LA: making breakfast sammies indulgently sloppy
By Jillian Bernardini - Jan 24, 2014 - 12:00 PM
Opening their DTLA brick and mortar in November at Grand Central Market, eggslut quickly crafts a limited, but stellar array of breakfast sandwiches in a fast-casual diner style setting. They have taken the “put an egg on it” mantra to heart with their origins as an L.A. food truck, which features dishes like salmon, burgers, tartines, rillettes, and even banh mi sandwiches all starring an undeniably loved egg.
My trip to L.A. and its food memories.
By Jillian Bernardini - Jan 23, 2014 - 07:28 PM
With wealths of advice from fellow food writers+bloggers on the best places to eat in L.A., I only had four whole days to gorge myself on the diversity of cuisines and food culture that this expansive SoCal city has to offer. Certainly, not enough time and not enough stomachs! I’ll be sharing my droolworthy photos with you and little tasty highlights the next four days.