The Night of Seven Fishes and Other Christmas Traditions

I do not come from an Italian family, but every Christmas Eve, we partake in a great Italian tradition: The Night of Seven Fishes.  We began this tradition a few years ago on Christmas Eve, when my immediate family gathers to eat, open presents, and play board games.  I could not be happier about the... Continue Reading →

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The Case of the Missing Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bakers…Solved!

I have extreme 1980s nostalgia and something I have not been able to forget about since that time is the Cinnamon Toast Crunch commercial.  The commercial, featuring three bakers, was so delightful and so was the breakfast cereal itself.  Each commercial featured the singing bakers and a delighted child who would proclaim, "The bakers are here!"... Continue Reading →

Take A Picture, It Lasts Longer

That some people are keeping photographic food diaries and posting them online does not surprise psychotherapists. “In the unconscious mind, food equals love because food is our deepest and earliest connection with our caretaker,” said Kathryn Zerbe, a psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders and food fixations at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.... Continue Reading →

College Dorms and the Living’s Easy

The words "upscale" and "college dorms" should never appear in the same sentence.  I nearly fell out of my chair while reading a recent article in the Boston Globe that described a local university dormitory that came equipped with a wood fired pizza oven.  While the article focused on how universities are battling for students, I couldn't... Continue Reading →

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