20 Health Benefits Of Chocolate

Like many people I find chocolate hard to resist. Unfortunately though, chocolate is a touchy subject and is often regarded as an indulgent treat because it is mainly associated with weight gain and acne. Americans spend $10 billion annually on chocolate treats. It is not all bad news though; countless studies now show dark chocolate has […]

3 Tips for Getting Clean and Sober in 2017 // Recoverywell.org

Every once and a while I like to take a break from the food, recipe and travel posts that I normally blog about. Recently I was contacted by Recoverywell.org out of Wilmington, Delaware. They asked me to share their inspiring message of recovery on my blog. I am a big advocate of recovery programs. These programs save countless lives every day. I am a big advocate! The professionals at Recoverywell.org offer real hope and change for those ready and willing to clean up their lives.

Has The Local Movement Gone To Far?

Menus have become a launching ground of advertisement for local growers and producers. Is the local movement a good thing? Yes, you bet it is! Locally grown and made products are the epitome of freshness. Buying them helps to keep local businesses thriving. But, as a chef I feel menus need not describe every local products point of origin and not feel that you are trapped in a local movement.

Jädelino Gelateria: A Cool Taste of Italy in Finland

Jädelino is a quaint, friendly gelateria that serves top quality, homemade Italian ice cream in the the Teurastamo district of Helsinki. The flavors at Jädelino are very creative. I had a peanut butter-olive oil gelato that was extraordinary. The pistachio (made with an imported pistachio base from Sicily) and the tiramisu gelato are fantastic as well. I’ll be back! Once you’ve taste their delicious ice creams, you’ll be back too.