The Lost Art of Dining

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Written by Linda Kavanagh Fine dining is endangered, family style dining is now the product of a broken home, service is substandard at best; and since when is hibachi just for kids? It used to be that going out to dinner was an event. Reservations were made and you looked forward to it all week long. Perhaps you even dressed up for the occasion. Nowadays it seems that people are more concerned about being overdressed, as opposed to underdressed while dining at their favorite restaurant of the month. In their defense, restaurants these days pride themselves on offering a “fine dining experience” ...

The Tale of This Food Writer’s 10-Day Transformation Cleanse

There’s a running joke in the chef world where we profess to “not trust people who don’t eat meat”. But, is it a joke really? I live my life as a true omnivore and more often than not, as a ravenous carnivore. I tend to be leery of those who cut any specific food group out of their life as I just can’t relate. Why would anybody deprive themselves of any food if they can enjoy every food in moderation? And how about these juice diets and vegan lifestyles? What must they be like? Dying of curiosity, I took my pork-fat ...