Posts Written OnJanuary 29, 2007

Mario Batali has a new website

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In case you missed it, uber-star chef Mario Batali has launched a new website. Normally, I’d barely care and certainly wouldn’t mention it here, but this time I’m proud of the relaunch because a good friend of mine is the designer behind it. The cool thing was that I got to see this thing from the inception–from design proposals all the way through to launch. At one point, they wanted her to visit at least one of the restaurants to get a feel for the cuisine, but as a strict vegan and busy mother of two, that hasn’t happened quite…

Leaving the Long Island Wine Gazette

It is with much disappointment–but no regret–that I stepped down as editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette today. The reasons for this decision are as varied and complex as a mature glass of North Fork merlot, but creative (and business) differences with the publisher, increasing demands on the home front with my soon-to-arrive first child and a desire to pursue other wine-related projects all played a part. Although I only edited one and a half issues, I learned a lot–both about my own writing and my editing skills. And I also learned that it takes a lot of work…