Saucey & Savory Vegetable Crumble

When I think crumble, I usually think of apples and dessert, but I love turning a sweet concept into savory one and vice-a-versa. If you prefer, you could certainly turn this vegetarian dish into a meat or poultry one by substituting a pound of cooked… Keep Reading »

Creamy Gruyere, Spinach & Artichoke Casserole

This is an adapted version of a recipe I got from my friend Sharon Worster. Although I make this all year round for my clients, I think it perfect for the holidays. You can make it ahead, and just bake it off when you are… Keep Reading »

Another Letter to Santa


Julie Anne Rhodes
Dear Santa:

I had a whole glamorous list of goodies for you, but my plumber decided Christmas would be of a more mundane nature this year. I’m getting a new sewage drain for the house instead of this Jean Cocteau bracelet I happened upon… Keep Reading »

How to Stay Social Without Food

I know this is an odd post for a food blog, avoiding food (not all food, just the triggers that sometimes make us eat the wrong things, or eat when we’re not really hungry). I’m trying to lose a few pounds, and many of you… Keep Reading »

“What’s Up Doc?” Summer’s Salad Bounty

I’ve definitely paid my dues to stay skinny over the years. I lived on bunny food (three lettuce leaves a day), and hated being hungry all of the time. Maybe that is why I usually avoid salads like the plague. I like curves, and I… Keep Reading »

The Graduate

I often say I feel like Rip Van Winkle – like I fell asleep, and suddenly woke up twenty years later.

Julie Anne & Tatjana nineteen years ago
One of the reasons I am too preoccupied to write much at the moment is that my daughter, Tatjana… Keep Reading »

Istanbul: Art, Music, History, and Food

Astrid Wyman, Andy Taylor, Julie Anne Rhodes, Steve Strange, and Francesca Thyssen

I did have a fabulous trip planned this week to visit one of my favorite people on the planet (my philanthropic, larger than life, visionary friend Francesca Thyssen), in an exotic land I’ve yet… Keep Reading »