The Big Dog: A Podcast by Marion Kane

Courtesy: Marion Kane, Food Sleuth

Marion Kane came to Miami to interview me for her podcast. We met at our cooking school, “In the Kitchen with Norman Van Aken”. The link will take you to the podcast. But first some words about Ms. Kane. Marion Kane has been a leader in the world of food journalism for…


You don’t eat caviar because you’re hungry. But the portion set before us at a dinner in the late 1990’s was capable of staving off a serious quantity of pang. Hit the link to read or listen! My radio show, “A Word On Food” airs originally on WLRN 91.3 and 91.5 every…

Kitchen Conversations: Edward Lee

On Thursday, April 11th I will be joining my friend and fellow Chef/Author Edward Lee at ‘Books & Books’ in Coral Gables to celebrate the publication of Edward’s heralded book, “Buttermilk Graffiti”. Our conversation will be moderated by the James Beard Award winning journalist Carlos Frias. Our conversation starts at 8 p.m….

Fish Sticks

On Friday afternoons while I was in high school my mother and grandmother would get their hair done at the local beauty salon. My mother worked in the restaurant business so I imagine she did this before returning to the restaurant she worked at for the dinner shift looking like a million…


Some words are known in Spanish as one thing and English in another. How many …. of you knew that? Pun intended. Read on!…

Pérez Art Museum Gala

Courtesy: PAMM Portraits (Pérez Art Museum Miami)

PAMM is gearing up for its fifth annual Art of the Party on March 9, 2019, the museum’s largest fundraiser event of the year presented by Valentino. This year, PAMM has the privilege of honoring artist Christo, whose work spans over a monumental six decades, alongside Miami philanthropists Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst. The…


Shakshouka. It sounds like a dance. But it’s actually a delicious meal with a fascinating history! Here’s this week’s, “A Word On Food”. Thanks WLRN radio 91.3 and 91.5. Broadcasting from Palm Beach to Key West….

Time Out Market Miami

Time Out Market Miami will soon open in a stunning location just off South Beach’s Lincoln Road—at 1601 Drexel Avenue. Its mission is unique: Time Out Market will bring the best of the city under one roof—the best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences. Everything is curated and hand-picked to showcase the outstanding…

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