Prestige Wine Imports at Piastra on the Marietta Square

The crew at Piastra is fabulous. I just want to say that up front. Twice now I’ve attended tasting dinners at this marvelous little Italian restaurant on the Marietta Square, and both times I’ve left full, happy, and more knowledgeable than when I first arrived. You should definitely visit Piastra and if it’s for a… Continue Reading


Review: Cooking With Cast Iron on The Big Green Egg

Big Green Egg Cast Iron Cooking Chicken and Dumplings

The last time I was at The Big Green Egg Culinary Center I spent all day learning the ins and outs of these versatile grills/smokers. The hands-on Boot Camp was the perfect opportunity to experience everything from grilling to smoking to cold smoking while working with an experienced chef and pitmaster—all while eating delicious food… Continue Reading


Review: The Big Green Egg – A Versatile Cooking Tool

Behind the counter Big Green Egg Boot Camp

I finally made it to boot camp. The Big Green Egg boot camp, that is. I must say, I never did understand the hype around those things. What’s the big deal about some bulky, green grill anyway?   Boy, was I wrong! I am now a fan of the Big Green Egg and I can’t… Continue Reading



Review: CalyRoad Creamery Shares A Mediterranean Lunch

Cheese sampler at CalyRoad Creamery

There is nothing quite like fresh. Fresh roasted and brewed coffee. Fresh tomatoes from the garden. And fresh cheese from the local creamery.     And fresh cheese is just what we got. This past Saturday CalyRoad Creamery held a special luncheon event and a tour of the creamery. CalyRoad is a gem of a… Continue Reading