best restaurant party

Once again Pittsburgh Magazine hosted the Best Restaurant Party, and this year I got to go with my friends from Vivo. The Vivo crew proudly displayed a Tamagnini hand-operated flywheel slicer from Parma, Italy. We used it to slice our house-cured duck prosciutto. The prosciutto was a hit--the duck melted in your mouth like butter …

morels

We finally got a little rain, temperatures are more stable and its starting to feel like spring in beautiful Western Pennsylvania. Many have been waiting for these weather conditions since it indicates the beginning of morel season. Mushroom foraging is a favorite activity of mine, and Glen Wantje was kind enough to take me with …