Imagine for a moment that whatever dish you cook, the emotions you felt when preparing it were magically transferred to all who eat it. If you cook with love more times than not, that would be a good thing! In the magical novel and movie “Like Water for Chocolate,” that’s a gift main character Tita […]

I was 4 ½-years-old when I first said, “Please give by compliments to the chef.” My mom and I went out for lunch a lot and I heard her say it many times when we enjoyed a memorable meal. It was at Michele’s restaurant in New York City when I first uttered those words. In […]