In 2020, we couldn’t travel much. Yet, last year (finally, it is last!) happened to be pretty interesting for me in culinary adventures. For the first time in my life, I had a chance to cook and taste two sturgeon species — sevruga and sterlet. Both look unusual as a fish. Sevruga, though, looks very attractive to me. Its diamond-shaped scutes look like stars and thus another name — Starry Sturgeon. I think it’s absolutely gorgeous.

Very simple and healthy recipe from our partner - Pruneti - Italian olive oils.

We never thought we would find ourselves, everyone, in such a situation. These are, of course, days of reflection "in isolation”.  Days where we are catching ourselves cooking more often than usual. For this reason, we thought to share a recipe that our Chef Ambassador, Doreen Colondres posted on social media. Comfort food like she says, is food that heal our souls.

One of the great recipes from our customers we've seen. Enjoy these beautiful "Mini Tuna Tartare Martinis" by Michelle.

If you are looking for a special appetizer that requires no cooking and looks truly gorgeous when you serve it, this recipe is for you.  Mini Tuna Tartare Martinis are total show stoppers that elicit the “Wow!” response.  Go ahead…strut your stuff!

Somehow, Thanksgiving makes us reminisce about the time we enjoyed with family and friends, and about past things we are sincerely thankful for now.

Therein is the magic of this holiday. It brings our dearest and nearest together into the kitchen and around the table. Then, while we are enjoying warm foods, old jokes, and the Macy’s parade or the NFL game, this magic unobtrusively takes us all back to the moments when we were happy.

Or it’s not magic, but just the last slice of flavorful turkey and a glass of good wine.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which we also know as Columbus Day, is coming to remind us about two meaningful things. Firstly, it is our celebration of the priceless social and cultural diversity of our country. Secondly, it is our good chance to throw a big homey cookout for family and friends in the golden rays of the October sun.

Let’s see what we are going to toast on October 14, and plan a hearty barbeque menu for the holiday.

Columbus Day is coming on second Monday of the October. It means that the whole country officially celebrates the Columbus Day, when Americans have an opportunity to spread the patriotism all over the continent. America truly shares a bond with the name of Columbus, for this reason let's remeber some interesting Columbus Day facts, as well as of honorable sailor himself.

The decision to celebrate Labor Day at the beginning of fall had a pragmatic reason.

In the late 19th century there were no official holidays between Independence Day in July and Thanksgiving Day in November. So one extra paid day off right in the middle of this five-month period looked like a very good, humane idea to pay tribute to the labor of workers all around the country.

On the other hand, the first week of September is a perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the last touches of summer warmth on our shoulders breathing in the aromas of early fall.

This year we are going to observe the official part of Labor Day on September 2, on Monday. But why not start a bit earlier to pick some nice bargains in the holiday sales, and get ready for a gourmet picnic?

Easter time always brings something special into our daily routines. While shopping malls and store windows are getting decorated with cute toy chicks and bunnies, the weather is getting more friendly, and we are getting more caring and sympathetic. Just keep an eye on yourself these days.

This is when any miracle can happen.

Chag Chanukah Sameach! Have a happy Hanukkah holiday!

This year the traditional Jewish festival begins at sunset on Sunday, December 2, and lasts until sunset on Monday, December 10. Even though we are observing Hanukkah in the first week of the winter, we can turn the eight-day celebration into the warmest time of the year.

Shhh… Can you hear that? It seems someone (or something) is coming to the door of your house and is going to knock. You freeze and listen to silence, which will be shattered by a sudden hit at the door in a matter of seconds. Bang, bang, bang! It’s Halloween! Hurry up to welcome it! And don’t forget about the sweets you wisely stocked up on.

Let’s make your Halloween celebration ghoulishly delightful! We will need some startling themed decorations and a fang-tastic festive menu.