Links I Love

These are the blogs and web sites that I visit from time to time for information and inspiration.

Beatriz daCosta- Photography

Beatriz took the photos for Charlie’s book.  Since then she has developed a stunning portfolio of work in food and travel photography.

Divina Cucina- Over a Tuscan Stove

In the 1980’s,  Judy Witts Francini said Arrivederci California and moved to Italy. She teaches, writes, tours and cooks in Tuscany. I call her Diva because she is.

Eat Your Books

A search engine for your cookbooks, Eat Your Books saved my life.


The brainchild of Belgian bio-engineer and ‘gastronomic scientist’ Bernard Lahousse, Foodpairing is based on the idea that foods with similar chemical makeup and fragrance profiles might combine well. It is a tool for professional chefs and bartenders looking for inspiration.

Improvised Life

Sally Schneider created this site to explore the ways we live, cook and eat. She and her team of writers explore everything from home design to cooking and productivity.

Lucy Vanel – Plum Lyon

Everyone talks about Paris but Lyon is France’s gastronomic capital. Lucy runs Plum Lyon, an intimate cooking studio where you can learn to cook and live à la française.

Mark Bittman

Food policy, agriculture, conscious eating, how to cook, Mark covers it all.

My Kugelhopf

New York born Kerrin Rousset has a sweet tooth the size of China. Lucky lady to land in Zurich where she explores the sweet life.

Wholesome Wave

Chef Mischel Nischan’s project gives the underserved access to locally grown foods while helping independent farms. For Connecticut residents, he’s our man in Washington when it comes to food policy.