I adore eating out and lingering with friends over a meal. As a social eater, I try everything.

But at home, I keep a classical, Chinese herbal medicine-inspired kitchen. The regimen is low-carb, gluten-free, wheat-free, sugar-free & dairy-free. It’s also heavy on veggies and grains.

As for the rest of my food world…   


RECIPES: Fast, cheap,  easy — and mostly nutritious.


HEALTH: I’m a huge fan of Chinese herbal medicine and other holistic marvels. I used to serve on the New York State Acupuncture Board.


DINING OUT: For me, restaurants = theater.


COOKING CLASSES: What I’ve learned as a student.


 MORE EXPERIENCES: And, food = community.


ONLINE: Let’s connect!

I’m an elite yelper on My motto: “Taste buds on a budget.”restaurant.


FAVORITE BOOKS: Reading is delicious.

My favorite “cookbook” isn’t a cookbook at all. It’s actually a fascinating recipe for life and understanding the human body:

Between Heaven and Earth is the clearest and most inspiring book I’ve ever read about acupuncture, herbs and the Five Element Theory of Chinese medicine. As part of their presentation, the authors grapple with “you-are-what-you-eat-issues” in a powerful way. And yes, theories here form the core of my approach to maintaining good health.




Food is meant to be eaten — and painted. I enjoy the still-life-art-studio aspect of playing with food. Please go HERE to see more of my work.

By the way, this painting is now in the hands of my first collector. Want to see where he hung it in his house? Click here to see the photo at the end of one of my blog posts. And you can find more of my art here.  :)