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My Memorial Day Pink Party Was The Perfect Summer Kickoff

My Memorial Day Pink Party Was The Perfect Summer Kickoff

Summer has unofficially begun in my book! I've been waiting in anticipation for Memorial Day Weekend all year. Summer is my absolute favorite cooking season. Who doesn't love to grill with a cold glass of sangria in their hand?! I couldn’t be more excited to dance,...

5 Fantastic Grill Dishes For Your Memorial Day BBQ

5 Fantastic Grill Dishes For Your Memorial Day BBQ

I'm ready to party! Aren't you? I feel like I've been let loose from my cage! Memorial Day Weekend certainly has a different kind of significance this time around. Not only is it the unofficial start of summer (and a vaccinated summer at that!), but now we can all get...

Level Up Your Brunch Game with my Three-Green Shakshuka

Level Up Your Brunch Game with my Three-Green Shakshuka

If you love brunch foods as much as I do, shakshuka is a dish you'll have to try at home! Now that my friends and I are all vaccinated, I can't wait to pick up where we left off with Sunday brunches and mimosas. As we welcome spring with open arms and everything...

The Best Easter Recipes 2021

The Best Easter Recipes 2021

Easter is the perfect excuse to cook the ultimate Springtime feast, and of course break out all of my favorite floral tops. To me, Easter means eating all of the delicious greens, deviled eggs, and glazed ham! For anyone who gave up their favorite foods for lent, this...

Cauliflower Gratin

Cauliflower Gratin

I don't know about you, but when I hear the word gratin, my ears perk up. At its core, gratin is a dish of melted cheese and butter with a crust of breadcrumbs on top. It's one of those dishes that puts the word comfort in comfort food. The classic French preparation...

The Best Passover Recipes 2021

The Best Passover Recipes 2021

Spring is in the air and Passover has a particularly special meaning this time around. Now that more of us are being vaccinated every day, we can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel, which means freedom to get back to our lives. Ultimately, Passover is a...

2020 Holiday Gift Guide For The Food Lover In Your Life

2020 Holiday Gift Guide For The Food Lover In Your Life

What should you get for your favorite cooks, hosts, and foodies this holiday season?? Well, I just happen to be the perfect person to answer that question. While the holidays might look a little different this year, that doesn't mean you can't express how much you...

You Need This Cold Soup In Your Recipe Repertoire

You Need This Cold Soup In Your Recipe Repertoire

It might be fall, but there's still plenty of time to serve a cold soup as your starter! Since I'm still living out in Watermill, surrounded by so many gorgeous farm stands, I can't help but crave healthy dishes that showcase all of the raw local produce. I'm...

A Road Trip With A New Sense of Adventure 

A Road Trip With A New Sense of Adventure 

Hi everyone! There’s no denying that 2020 has been a roller coaster for all of us. This year has brought so many ups and downs, but one of the hardest parts for me was missing the birth of my granddaughter because of the pandemic. My son and daughter-in-law live in...

My Website Has a Brand New Look! I’m So Proud!

My Website Has a Brand New Look! I’m So Proud!

I know we could all use a little bit of good news right now, so I wanted to share something very exciting with all of you! I finally launched my new website, PamelaMorganLifestyle.com. Not only did my website get a sleek new look, but my whole brand got a facelift!...

It’s Time To Stay Safe, Keep Calm and Keep On Cooking!

It’s Time To Stay Safe, Keep Calm and Keep On Cooking!

Hi friends! While the world is full of chaos right now, the one thing that always calms me down in a crisis is cooking. I hope that my blog post this week can give your eyes a little break from the stress out there and comfort you and your stomach. Cooking is a safe...

THIS YEAR’S WILD FISHY FEAST WAS ONE for THE BOOKS!

THIS YEAR’S WILD FISHY FEAST WAS ONE for THE BOOKS!

If you know me, you know how much I LOVE our end of the season Fishy Feast party! It really is the perfect way to say goodbye to summer  and say hello to fall and all of the festivities that come with it.  Every year, my husband Michael goes on a summer fishing trip...

EXPLORING PORTUGAL WITH ALL OF THE CULINARY ADVENTURES

EXPLORING PORTUGAL WITH ALL OF THE CULINARY ADVENTURES

As promised in my last post about San Sebastian, I'm back with more food adventures to tell! This time, we're diving into my time in Portugal. After we wined and dined ourselves in Spain, we decided to meet our good friends in Portugal, another country we hadn't yet...

I’M BACK FROM SPAIN with MICHELIN-STARRED STORIES TO TELL

I’M BACK FROM SPAIN with MICHELIN-STARRED STORIES TO TELL

Hi friends! I know It's been a minute, but I'm finally back from a wonderful three week siesta to Spain and Lisbon. I couldn't wait any longer to tell you about the amazing food experiences we had over there. This post will concentrate on San Sebastian and then the...

THIS RETREAT DOES IT ALL and MORE!

THIS RETREAT DOES IT ALL and MORE!

Always Follow Your Hunch If you’ve ever had a health problem that couldn’t easily be fixed with a prescription, you know how frustrating the journey to recovery can be. My husband has been ill for over a year and we must’ve seen around 20 different doctors in NYC,...

CHECK OUT THE SECRETS of MY TOP 8 FAVORITE KITCHENS

CHECK OUT THE SECRETS of MY TOP 8 FAVORITE KITCHENS

   Secrets of my top 8 favorite kitchens I know. It’s my fault.  I'm such a foodie.  I take the blame.  When I invite my friends over to eat, dine, and celebrate, you know the party always ends up in the kitchen! After traveling the world, eating my way through its...

Mom‘s Christmas Moon Cookies

Mom‘s Christmas Moon Cookies

A Christmastime Confession Here's a little secret…I really…don’t…like…BAKING. I know! It’s sad, but true. Measuring ingredients, carefully considering their temperatures, and waiting endlessly for batches of cookies to bake is not my thing.   A Texas Tribute...

FLIRTING WITH FLAVORS GIFT GUIDE 2018

FLIRTING WITH FLAVORS GIFT GUIDE 2018

Better to Give than Receive Does trying to figure out what to give your people for the holidays make you want to run though the streets screaming  at the top of our lungs ??? I'm mad as hell and I can't take it anymore".  Maybe I can make it easier with a few...

VIENNA: A BELATED TRAVELOGUE

VIENNA: A BELATED TRAVELOGUE

A Coffee Break to Remember We may all be back to our regular autumn routines, now. But I wanted to share with you a piece of my latest European Excursion. The capitol for cakes and coffee breaks is worth revisiting as we get swept up in the business of the beginning...

COME TO THE FIESTA WITH ME!

COME TO THE FIESTA WITH ME!

A Theme to Fall For! Most everyone loves a great party, especially me! My recent trip to Merida, Mexico inspired me to create a fantastic Fall Fiesta for my friends at our Hamptons home, last weekend. It was such a brilliant evening that I wanted to share it with you...

CAPRI-INSPIRED SPAGHETTI with LEMON and OLIVE OIL

CAPRI-INSPIRED SPAGHETTI with LEMON and OLIVE OIL

Kitchen, Take me Away! Have you ever used food to take you away? Or perhaps to bring you back? Have you ever cooked up a meal to help transport you back to a place you love? Well I recently did that. My husband and I go to Capri most summers, but we didn’t make it...

FLIRTING WITH EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

FLIRTING WITH EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Flavor Your Life! Have you ever been to an olive oil tasting? Last month, I was invited to a tasting, blending, and educational event all about a favorite kitchen staple, of mine: Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The event was at Fairway Market Cafe in New York City and was...

PERFECT SUMMER GRAND AIOLI

PERFECT SUMMER GRAND AIOLI

The Grand Provencal Spirit The warm air waving perfumed breezes of wild thyme, sage, rosemary, lavender, and fennel. Our senses titillated by the aromas and warmth of Provence in the summer. I'm so in love with every one of these flavors, aren’t you? One of the famed...

3 VIDEOS FOR A STRESSLESS SUMMER PARTY SEASON

3 VIDEOS FOR A STRESSLESS SUMMER PARTY SEASON

We’re officially into the Summer Party Season! The chilly weather is almost gone and I'm hankering for grilled food and summer cocktails while watching the sunset. I must admit, however, that it can be overwhelming to be a host or hostess. Luckily, I have some tips to...

 5 LIFE-HACK MEMORIAL DAY RECIPES TO MAKE ANY CROWD HAPPY

 5 LIFE-HACK MEMORIAL DAY RECIPES TO MAKE ANY CROWD HAPPY

Question:  Dear Pamela, I’m sweating the guest list for this first holiday weekend of the summer. I’ve got families meeting for the first time, feuding friends, vegetarians and meat eaters! How can I cook and prepare to toast the unofficial start of summer with...

MOTHER’S DAY MEMORIES

MOTHER’S DAY MEMORIES

Friends and Mothers As Mother’s Day approaches, I wanted to do something special to honor the most important women in our lives.  Knowing the role that my own mom played in shaping my culinary identity, I wanted to ask some friends about their mothers. You may know...

CELEBRITY NUTRITIONIST FLIRTS WITH FLAVOR!

CELEBRITY NUTRITIONIST FLIRTS WITH FLAVOR!

Traveling is Easy, Recovery is Hard! The life of a world-traveling foodie is certainly glamorous! But, after months of eating whatever I want, I'm eternally grateful for the professionals out there who make it their life’s mission to help us gain control of our diets...

DR. DARYL’S QUINOA BURRITO BOWL

DR. DARYL’S QUINOA BURRITO BOWL

This recipe was one of my favorites! It's not your typical "diet food" as it's full of substance and flavor. I love a great bowl for this very reason, and I wouldn't have thought that I would get to eat such a meal during the detox cleanse. That's the trick to this...

MERRIMENT IN MÉRIDA!

MERRIMENT IN MÉRIDA!

Mérida, Mérida! If you follow my blog, you know that I'm addicted to traveling. One of my favorite things is to learn the food culture of a country. Although I grew up in Texas, the Mexican food I know is nothing like the food of the Yucatán.  So, when I saw that Les...

DO THE HOKE POKE!!

DO THE HOKE POKE!!

  Dance life! Have I told you that I'm taking ballroom dancing?  I adore it. It's my escape for a few hours a week. I was a former jazz dancer; but ballroom dance is like learning a new language. It's challenging but exhilarating.  I am learning at the Dance with...

COOKING UP AFRICAN FLAVORS in MOROCCO

COOKING UP AFRICAN FLAVORS in MOROCCO

A Girls’ Trip for The Ages Morocco had long been on my bucket list, so I jumped at the chance to go on a girls trip to Marrakesh a few weeks ago, designed by my friend, Nurit Kahane Haase, from Journeycorp/Tzell. Ready to flirt with North African Flavors! [gallery...

New Year, Same Me, New View!

New Year, Same Me, New View!

New Flavors, Same Pamela, New Year! As many of you know, already, I've been working on my second cookbook. The book is part memoir and it’s forcing me to go deeply into my past . I'm having to re-evaluate my brand to make sure that I'm giving you the Pamela Morgan...

7 Best Cookbooks For Your Holiday Baskets!

7 Best Cookbooks For Your Holiday Baskets!

My Must-Have Cookbook List: Holidays 2017 Holiday Shopping season is certainly here! Sometimes it can feel overwhelming when we look at all of the options for what we might want to buy for our love ones. But, if you have a food lover in your life, I'm here to make...

AN END OF SUMMER FISH FEAST

AN END OF SUMMER FISH FEAST

These days it’s important that we all disconnect from time to time and enjoy some self-care. One of the best ways that I know how to unplug is by enjoying some R&R at Hippocrates Health Institute, which you'll recall from my previous post. So, this summer, as I...

RESET, REJUVENATE, REPLENISH!

RESET, REJUVENATE, REPLENISH!

Hippocrates Health Institute   I love the life of a foodie… tastings, wonderful restaurants, traveling, new food adventures, parties and more parties. This summer was no exception with my trip to St. Tropez and all that rosé! My body, mind and spirit needed calm...

50 SHADES OF PINK

50 SHADES OF PINK

I recently attended a theme party in St. Tropez like no other I’ve experienced. You know how I love parties with themes! This one was a double birthday bash for a fabulous lady and her son! She turned 50 and he turned 18! Thus… #18and50shadesofpink    The...

THE BIG MOVE!!

THE BIG MOVE!!

I moved my office this week. Moving is like sticking a sharp knife into your chest and twisting it no matter how organized you are. You know what I mean ?? After the move the pain slowly subsides.  And of course moving forced me to purge and sift through files and...

THE MARKETS of ISRAEL

THE MARKETS of ISRAEL

Wherever I travel outside the US, I always look forward to spending time at the farmers markets. Markets make me smile.  They inspire me to cook and to learn about the ingredients and specialties of a specific country. It’s all about Flirting with Flavors! The food...

MY 3 FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN ISRAEL!

MY 3 FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN ISRAEL!

Honestly, I didn’t expect the food in Israel to be so good and fresh! Here are my 3 favorite restaurants in Israel! When we arrived, we drove to Caesarea and after seeing this fascinating Roman historical site, we were hungry. Aren’t I always hungry? We sat down and...

VISITING THE HOLY LAND!

VISITING THE HOLY LAND!

Israel has been on my bucket list for years for so many reasons. I’m Jewish. Both my parents were Jewish. My mother’s family was from Hungary and my father’s from Germany. I am blessed that both families came to the States before the Second World War and hence avoided...

BEST EVER MEXICAN CASSEROLE!

BEST EVER MEXICAN CASSEROLE!

I’ve been thinking about my mom lately, because I’m working on a new cookbook and she is featured prominently in it. You all know by now that she loved to entertain and she kept a diary of all of her dinner parties. One of the dishes she made the most is called Torta...

Sick and Still Singing!

Sick and Still Singing!

Last week was one of those weeks. It started off with a bang when I went to Tony Robbins birthday bash and launch of his new book, Unshakable. My week slid downhill from there. I was so tired, achy, headachy and boom, there I was in bed the rest of the week. Sick sick...

FOODIE FUN IN NYC!

FOODIE FUN IN NYC!

This winter, I am loving being in NYC on the weekends. A friend recently shared her experience at the Brooklyn Museum, an exhibit called Pretty Dirty by Marilyn Minter, pop art queen and queen of food porn. Doesn’t that sound like something I would like??? I took my...

FROM CUBA WITH LOVE!

FROM CUBA WITH LOVE!

My husband, Michael and I have had Cuba on our bucket list for many years.  As soon as Obama lifted the travel ban, we decided to take a short trip with one of our favorite couple friends. I could really write 2 or 3 blogposts about our trip; as we did so many...

The Prop Styling Experience to #Foodporn with Robin Zachary

The Prop Styling Experience to #Foodporn with Robin Zachary

Don’t you love it when you meet someone randomly in your life and they become a friend of great importance??? Two years ago when I was at the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego drinking wheat grass 4 times a day and eating rabbit food, I met another co conspirator...

How to Cook a Perfect Steak!

How to Cook a Perfect Steak!

Happy New Year everyone! It’s a perfect time to hunker down and have a date night at home and steak is one of our favorite stay at home dinners. So many people are afraid of making steak at home. If you are one of them, then watch this video! And if you’re not, watch...

THE BEST NEW YEAR’S EVE DRINKS!

THE BEST NEW YEAR’S EVE DRINKS!

What a year! There is so much to process and much to be thankful for. This was a monumental year for me with the marriage of my son and the selling of our Hamptons' Home. And it certainly was a monumental year for America with the results of the election, but I won’t...

THE 5 BEST THANKSGIVING RECIPES!

THE 5 BEST THANKSGIVING RECIPES!

    Healing through Homecooking I hope the stress and shock of the election is behind us. Whatever candidate you voted for, I’m sure you’re still feeling, as I am, the aftershocks of this year’s election. What can we do to lighten up? For me, one of the most...

NOT YOUR AVERAGE HAMPTONS SUMMER!

NOT YOUR AVERAGE HAMPTONS SUMMER!

For 25 years , I have spent my summers in the Hamptons. It is tradition that every Memorial Day weekend I pack up my car and head to my favorite summer destination. I know the best restaurants, the hidden beaches, and the most fabulous shops. But this year with my son...

SOUTHERN CHARM

SOUTHERN CHARM

I don't know what it was about this trip, but my love affair with Charleston is hotter than ever! Maybe it was being with my sister, or my friend from Monaco adding to the group, or the over the top, colorful, cascading flower boxes, or the fried pig ears whatever......

Simple Spring Dinner

Simple Spring Dinner

  Sorry that this is not at our regular posting time. Life is a little challenging on crutches!! The combination of being at my parents' home in California and my recent tumble in Aspen has left me feeling nostalgic. It has allowed me to slow down, spend time...

Cloud Nine, Cooking, & Crutches!!

Cloud Nine, Cooking, & Crutches!!

Everyone deserves an award for a job well done. Don’t you think?? I thought what better way to pat myself on the back for cleaning and organizing my mother's house than a family ski trip to Aspen? I love Aspen and I usually like Spring skiing. The sun is shining, the...

CURE FOR COUTURE: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

CURE FOR COUTURE: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!! Drum roll please! My 90 day shopping detox is coming to an end. Yep, can you even believe that it has been three months? Did I survive? Well, I lived to write another blog post, so I guess you know the answer to that. But what about my soul? My...

LONDON CALLING: MEETING MR. COGSWORTH EDITION

LONDON CALLING: MEETING MR. COGSWORTH EDITION

London Calling: Meeting Mr. Cogsworth Edition When you think of traveling to the continent you typically think of the Queen Mum, high tea, great estates, Harrods, Shakespeare, and art. This trip to England was no different. As you know I wined, I dined, I danced, I...

LONDON CALLING: RESTAURANT & PARTY EDITION

LONDON CALLING: RESTAURANT & PARTY EDITION

London Calling: Restaurant & Party Edition Why do I love London? That is easy. It is the perfect combination of tradition, and pomp and circumstance juxtaposed with a cool, hip, rock n'roll vibe that really makes the city come alive. There is truly something for...

Valentine’s Day Recipes Part 2

Valentine’s Day Recipes Part 2

 Valentine's Day Recipes Part 2!!! If you're still looking for a few sexy, and flirtatious Valentine's Day recipes, then we have more for you!  We have been whipping up some decadent sweets! Espresso Chocolate Cake This recipe was inspired by an online cooking course...

NEWS FLASH!!! VALENTINE’S DAY RECIPES

NEWS FLASH!!! VALENTINE’S DAY RECIPES

NEWS FLASH!!! Beat Bobby Flay I'm excited to be a judge on the 7th season of beat Bobby Flay.  My episode is premiering on Thursday, February 11th at 10PM. Make sure to set your DVR to see who wins the battle. Continuing on... if you're looking for a few sexy, and...

CURE FOR COUTURE PART 2

CURE FOR COUTURE PART 2

So I’m sure you’re curious… have I cheated??? Have I visited my boyfriends, Louis, Christian, Oscar and Roberto and let them lure me into shopping heaven? It’s been 22 days of my shopping detox… Cure for Couture. I am proud to say that I have not relented! It feels...

CURE FOR COUTURE

CURE FOR COUTURE

I have a confession to make. I have a secret that I have been hiding. I can't go on living this lie anymore. I feel I really must tell you the truth. As they say, "new year, new you."  I have an addiction. If you guessed chocolate you would be sort of correct. If you...

RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN THE RIGHT WAY

RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN THE RIGHT WAY

As I savor the last few days of 2015, I have so much to be grateful for, and I'm sure that you do as well. As a yearly ritual, I make a list of all my gratefuls for the past year.  It feels so good to acknowledge those around me and to even acknowledge myself. To...

The Best Cioppino Recipe

The Best Cioppino Recipe

After a crazy week of running around, sometimes you need to calm down, take a deep breathe, and start cooking. Sundays are often my days to rejuvenate, relax and get ready for another crazy week ahead. My husband and I like to have alone time on Sunday evenings, so...

MICHELIN vs. BISTRO – PARIS STYLE!!

MICHELIN vs. BISTRO – PARIS STYLE!!

18 years ago (has it really been that long???) my husband and I took a trip to France and ate at four different Michelin 3 star restaurants in one week. Every meal was 4- 5 hours and sensational but after that extravagant week of eating I was cured from my three...

Cooking and eating in the city of love!

Cooking and eating in the city of love!

Another trip to Paris… Quel ennui???? Not for me! I had a very good reason to go this fall to celebrate a special birthday for my sister. It started out as a girls trip and then after six days of shopping, eating, and museums; my husband arrived to contribute to our...

A Sexy New Look

A Sexy New Look

New Year Rebranding This past week, as I celebrated Rosh Hashanah with family and brought in the Jewish New Year, I reflected on everything that's happened in the past year. It's been an incredible year filled with travel, lots of inspiration, flirting, and beautiful...

WORLDS AWAY

WORLDS AWAY

Out of all the adventures I've been on this summer, my absolute favorite has to be visiting my son, Zach and his fiance Sally in Denver, Colorado. If you remember my Mother's Day post, back in May I said farewell to my only child as he embarked on a huge move cross...

A CHEEKY KNEES UP! (A FABULOUS PARTY)

A CHEEKY KNEES UP! (A FABULOUS PARTY)

It's almost midway through August and I can barely believe it! This summer has been filled with so many wonderful events and it feels like it will never end! But, the fun isn't over just yet. If you recall, last year I went to the most opulent, delicious, and...

WHEN IN ROME…

WHEN IN ROME…

On a beautiful, clear night in Rome, my husband Michael and I ventured out for a dinner that unbeknownst to us at the time,  would become unforgettable. The restaurant was Assunta Madre, located on Via Guilia, and is beloved and frequented by many celebrities,...

DRINK ME!

DRINK ME!

  You all know that I love parties and I love to travel. So, when the opportunity arrises to combine these things, you better believe I jump on it! It’s high season in Saint-Tropez, that sliver of summertime when international nomads and billionaires nestle in on...

EXPO MILANO!

EXPO MILANO!

Summer is the perfect time to travel. The weather is beautiful, everything seems to slow down for a few months, and quite frankly, it is just too damn hot to sit around and bake on my 5th Avenue terrace all summer! I've taken some of my best trips during summer...

Fancy Food Show Review!

Fancy Food Show Review!

Every year I look forward to attending the Fancy Food Show. Held in the Javits Center, the Fancy Food Show is a gathering of the best and hottest food and beverage items all in one place! When I left, my head was spinning and my stomach was rumbling from the sheer...

THE PERFECT HOSTESS GIFT! FEATURING COUNTESS LUANN

THE PERFECT HOSTESS GIFT! FEATURING COUNTESS LUANN

Summer is in full swing, and that means summer parties! Cookouts, cocktail hours, pool parties, and outdoor dinner invitations seem to be cropping up by the dozen. If you are planning one of these summer bashes, you've probably had a schedule in mind for weeks in...

ETIQUETTE WITH COUNTESS LUANN!

ETIQUETTE WITH COUNTESS LUANN!

This week, I'm doing something a little different. As you can see in the photo above I'm not in my usual domain, the kitchen! On top of being a chef, I'm also a great hostess (which I got from my momma, of course!) and I've been getting a lot of questions about party...

The Best Part of Waking Up…

The Best Part of Waking Up…

Coffee. The best part of the morning for most, necessary for some. Did you know, on average Americans spend about 18 billion dollars on coffee beverages? Yikes. That's a lot of caffeine! I'll admit, I'm often tempted by the rich, luscious smell of a freshly brewed...

Pleasurable Eating Bonus Video: A Vinaigrette DIY!

Pleasurable Eating Bonus Video: A Vinaigrette DIY!

  What's a salad without a little vinaigrette? Last week, I introduced to you weight loss expert Jena la Flamme. She wrote an incredible book on pleasurable weight loss (get it here) We danced and chatted and made a gorgeous salad! If you missed it, click here to...

FEELING LUCKY (RICE) IN NYC

FEELING LUCKY (RICE) IN NYC

Here I was again, another Friday night, another incredible food event. Hot off my stint at the Charleston Wine + Food, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend the Lucky Rice event at the Mandarin Oriental on Friday, March 20th, thanks to my friend...

Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Charleston Wine + Food Festival

As most of you know, I’m a sucker for a good food festival. I mean, who isn’t really? Endless opportunities to eat and drink, plus a plethora of foodies and talented individuals to meet!! For the last 15 years or so, Michael and I have made a point to attend the South...

MY ITALIAN ABBODANZA DINNER PARTY!

MY ITALIAN ABBODANZA DINNER PARTY!

You all know how much I love to entertain, but sometimes setting the table can be daunting, even to me. Themes  are an easy way to organize a table setting, but some themes are easier than others! I wanted to have an Italian-themed party this time around. It’s so...

INSIDE MY DETOX at THE OPTIMUM HEALTH INSTITUTE

INSIDE MY DETOX at THE OPTIMUM HEALTH INSTITUTE

I know I look healthy....but the weight is creeping up with my rather excessive eating lifestyle! I eat pretty healthy most of the time, but there are weeks when I go out every night. How's a girl to deal without becoming a slave to the treadmill?! I decided to go...

MY JANUARY WHITE PARTY

MY JANUARY WHITE PARTY

I live to entertain – especially during the holidays. That's why I felt so odd not entertaining guests this year! I knew I had to do something special in January to make up for it. Plus, who couldn’t use a party to get them through the dead of winter? What better way...

NEW YEAR’S in ANGUILLA!

NEW YEAR’S in ANGUILLA!

Dear Anguilla, I’m sorry for forgetting how much I love you! We used to go every year until we discovered St. Barts 16 years ago. It was time to go back for a (post-holiday) holiday. I’m so glad we decided to revisit the island—it was an amazing trip. A Heavenly Stay...

ITALIAN COOKING PARTY SNEAK PEAK

ITALIAN COOKING PARTY SNEAK PEAK

Imagine you've been invited to a very special evening. Upon arrival, you walk into a beautiful space with terrace views overlooking a Central Park sunset. You're greeted with a festive cocktail and invited to enjoy hors d'ourves while catching up with five of your...

EXPLORING MIAMI ART BASEL

EXPLORING MIAMI ART BASEL

Since this has been my year of exploration, I thought I'd go back to Art Basel after taking a few years off. It's gotten bigger and better (and wilder, and crazier) since the last time I visited. It's all about the art, but it's also about the scene. The international...

Pamela and the Mariebelle Chocolate Factory!

Pamela and the Mariebelle Chocolate Factory!

Nothing says Love like Chocolate Thanksgiving is next week, and I'm sure many of you will be dinner guests. Why not bring something a little more exciting than a bottle of wine? Let me take you on a adventure to explore the most sensational host gift...

MY TOP 5 ROAST CHICKENS in NYC

MY TOP 5 ROAST CHICKENS in NYC

I'm lucky I married someone who loves roast chicken as much as I do. It would be a whole lot harder finishing off the classic "roast chicken for two" without him! I don't know if you know this or not, but roast chicken was the first thing I ever cooked for Michael. He...

Shana Tova! Decluttering in the New Year

Shana Tova, everyone! This week's blog is in honor of the Jewish New Year . This being the first Rosh Hashanah without my mother, I've been feeling particularly nostalgic and introspective. My old Rosh Hashanah tradition was to visit my Mom in Newport Beach followed...

BURNING MAN: LESSONS LEARNED

BURNING MAN: LESSONS LEARNED

After a Summer of traveling, fabulous weddings, and other adventures, I had the biggest adventure of them all — Burning Man! I bet you’re wondering, “Why would Pamela go to BURNING MAN???  Isn’t that for crazy hippie kids and electronic music junkies?” All my friends...

My Sicilian Adventure, Part 2!

It’s time for part two of my Sicilian journey! We left off last time just as I was leaving Taormina for Siracusa, where I had one of the most incredible meals of all time. Our first night in Siracusa, we made plans to visit the tiny Apollonion Osteria da Carlo, a...

My Sicilian Adventure, Part 1

I’ve always had a love affair with Italy. I will never forget my first trip to the Amalfi Coast 22 years ago when I fell in love with everything Italian. I also fell in love with my husband, Michael!!!  Since then, I’ve been to Italy many times, but it’s never enough....

FALL PARTIES AT FLIRTING WITH FLAVORS

FALL PARTIES AT FLIRTING WITH FLAVORS

Do you wish you could entertain at home but simply don't have the space? Rather have someone else do the cooking for you? Fall is the perfect time to get together in NYC, but dining out at restaurants can be impersonal, frenzied, and loud. There's nothing worse than...

SUMMER WEDDING DIARIES: KAILY & ADAM PART 2

SUMMER WEDDING DIARIES: KAILY & ADAM PART 2

  The Main Event Are you ready to be blown away? This is part two of my blog on the extraordinary wedding of Kaily and Adam Westbrook--- if you missed out on part 1, here it is! After experiencing the spectacle that was the wedding pre-party, I didn't think it...

SUMMER WEDDING DIARIES: KAILY & ADAM Part 1

SUMMER WEDDING DIARIES: KAILY & ADAM Part 1

A Summer Wedding to Remember There must be something in the air; this Summer I've been to some of the most enchanting weddings I've ever been to in my LIFE! If you've been reading my blog, you already know about the beautiful wedding I recently attended in Paris, and...

Produce Tour of the Union Square Greenmarket!

More than Just a Market I get nostalgic when I make the trip down to Union Square Market. I used to live just a few blocks away and could meander through it on my walks home to 18th street. Flavors Catering and Carry-out was just a few blocks away! The market was...

Wedding Perfection: Paris Meets Morocco!

  The phrase "fairytale wedding" sounds so cliché, but I think it may be the only way to explain what I attended last week. How else could you describe a two-part, bi-cultural wedding set in Paris? As if that wasn't enough, the floral arrangements were like...

Want to Party in the Hamptons AND Beat Cancer?

Earlier in May, I was the chairperson for the first Ladies Who Lunch For a Cure Fundraiser. We raised money for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation--- an organization I respect so much. The Foundation raises money for cutting-edge cancer research...

WHITE PARTY TABLE SETTING (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

WHITE PARTY TABLE SETTING (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

Every year, my good friend Nurit Kahane plans a white-themed party in celebration of both Memorial Day and Shabbat. Among friends, Nurit is known for her impeccable style with entertaining. When it comes to setting a table, Nurit is my guru. Her floral centerpieces...

5 SECRETS TO PLANNING A STRESS FREE PARTY

5 SECRETS TO PLANNING A STRESS FREE PARTY

Last night, I hosted a cocktail party for 40 people at my home.  For someone with my catering and event experience, pulling it off was second nature. Through years of practice, planning a party has become an instinctual process. Because of this, I tend to forget why...

HOW TO SET A BEAUTIFUL TABLESCAPE (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

HOW TO SET A BEAUTIFUL TABLESCAPE (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

Believe it or not, setting a table is the first thing I do when I'm getting ready for a dinner party. It sets the mood and gets me ready to entertain. Does setting a tablescape confuse or intimidate you? Don't worry, the word "tablescape" may sound daunting, but it's...

South Beach Wine and Food Festival Snapshots

South Beach Wine and Food Festival Snapshots

Do you need a break from this miserable winter? I sure did. I thought I might go crazy if I woke up to another slushy snow storm in NYC. A girl can only take so much! When I realized I still hadn't rescheduled an old cancelled flight to Miami, I jumped on the...

My Top 5 Favorite Restaurants of the Year!

I love to cook, but I also love to go out to eat. It's a major dilemma! This year, I was lucky enough to try out so many incredible new restaurants. When I was brainstorming my top 5, I was seriously stumped. How could I choose just 5?! Well, after much thought, I've...

Birthday Revelations

Birthday Revelations

[youtube_sc url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSe_HXl-png&feature=youtu.be"] Yesterday was a (big!) birthday of mine and I was lucky enough to celebrate it with my closest circle of girlfriends. I can't express in words how blessed and loved I felt around them....

Flirting with Peruvian Flavors!

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of cooking in my kitchen with a Peruvian chef flown in by my good friend Maria Elena. Maria, a Peruvian expat herself, brought Chef Martin Gallo to New York to prepare an authentic dinner party in the Hamptons. Later in the week,...

THINK YOU COULD HANDLE THIS DETOX CHALLENGE?

THINK YOU COULD HANDLE THIS DETOX CHALLENGE?

I know guys, I know. Me. The eternal Bon Vivant. Someone who's never turned down a glass of wine or slice of cake in her life. Someone whose entire career has centered around food and drink. That's right, me. I'm starting a detox diet. Who would have thought?! I've...

When in France…Eat Cheese

As our summer journey continued onwards, we were taken into an even more rural part of France-- Tourettes, a town in the heart of Provence. With miles and miles of countryside between Terre Blanche Resort and any sort of city, I knew this would be quite the departure...

I Have a Confession to Make

I have a confession to make.  At the risk of sounding boring, many of my most memorable meals involve…chicken. But wait! I promise I have an adventurous palate! If you’ve experienced the phenomenon of roasted chicken in France then you might understand my infatuation....

L’Ami Louis: My Love Story

Whether it’s tradition, nostalgia, or simply the ethereal French fare, I have visited L’Ami Louis during each trip to Paris with Michael over the last 20 years. This homely bistro along Rue du Vertbois looks nothing like the world-renowned restaurant that it is. In...

Pisco, Peru, and The End to My Journey

My trip to South America only lasted two weeks, but somehow we saw and experienced so much I can't stop talking to you about it!! After hiking in Machu Picchu, it was nice to arrive in Lima for some elegant dining....and cocktails! Everywhere we dined in Peru, and in...

Picking Up Where I Left You

When we last spoke, I was in Aguas Calientes, Peru...at the doorstep to Machu Picchu. I was so excited to hop on the bus and head into the mountains to the historic site! Now, the journey continues! Our bus traveled along a treacherous, winding road with a roaring...

Come On This Journey With Me

Come On This Journey With Me

A Trip to Take Your Breath Away It was hard to believe anything could compare to my experience in the Galapagos Islands. But once we left Ecuador, we headed to Peru and I have to say it was even more breathtaking! Cuzco We landed in Cuzco, Peru later than we had hoped...

I Brought You Something from Ecuador

Did you read my last blog post about my trip to the Galapagos Islands?? Galapagos Adventures Continue After our cruise, we stayed in the Galapagos to do some scuba diving. I am a certified diver (I bet you didn't know that about me!) but I haven't gone diving in over...

Is This on Your Bucket List?

My husband, Michael, wanted to go to the Galapagos Islands for years. It’s been on his bucket list to see the birds and other wildlife, and scuba dive in their pristine waters. And of course, the Islands have a mysterious lure to them. They were discovered by accident...

Giving Back and Looking Forward

Giving Back Monday night I attended one of my favorite annual events, the C-CAP Fundraiser, one of the proudest nights of the culinary world. The food and the guest list are always sublime, but this is also one of the most meaningful charity events that I am lucky...

Come with Me to Vietnam!

These days, we are all so connected. Social networking has brought us closer together in so many ways. I meet people I never would have met, I get back in touch with people that I have truly missed, and sometimes I get incredible offers.. like last week when I posted...

Melting Hearts in the Kitchen

February is a month to celebrate romance. A month for flowers and chocolate, first dates and engagements. A month to explore our passions and rediscover our pleasures. On Feb 6th, 25 women and I did just that. Along with The W Forum, a community of smart,...

Just in time for Valentine’s

This week I've been doing even more flirting than usual! And you know how I love to flirt! At this very moment, I am licking melted chocolate hazelnut from my fingers. I attended a chocolate tasting last week and I am still eating this chocolate bar...a few bites a...

Blushing Brides and Martha Stewart in NYC

Last weekend I did something I've never done before.  Flirting with Flavors officially became part of the wedding industry as we strutted our stuff at Martha Stewart's Wedding Party at Gotham Hall in NYC.  Claudia Hanlin and the Wedding Library produced a flawless...

WAKE UP and SAVOR THE SMOOTHIE!

WAKE UP and SAVOR THE SMOOTHIE!

Have you managed to avoid the flu so far?? I have, and my fingers are crossed for you too. Right now we are dealing with a tough flu season in New York City! It seems like everyone is sick, including my husband. At times like these I take extra precautions by making a...

Your Next Meal in NYC

For months I was hearing great things about Chef Daniel Humm's newest venture, The NoMad Restaurant, in the NoMad Hotel. Last week I was lucky enough to get a reservation during this bustling time of year, perhaps because I was going with my dear friend, restaurant...

Shaking It Up

Can you believe it'll be 2013 in just a few days?! Seems crazy, doesn't it? This year has really flown by for me! I got married (!) traveled to beautiful places worked really hard             learned new things partied with my friends...

A Bravo-Star-Studded Party

The short ribs are braising, the polenta is bubbling, the meatballs are browning, the squash is softening in the oven... I love those hours just before an event where I am in my zone in the kitchen, finishing up each dish and taking in all of the tastes and aromas. I...

Cooking for Sandy Relief

After Sandy hit and so many people lost so much, I was moved to volunteer. As I was searching for volunteer opportunities I came upon a Facebook post from a chef friend George Mandakas. He was organizing other chefs who wanted to contribute to the Sandy relief effort...

Surviving Sandy

Together Through The Storm When faced with a crisis, I always try to gather my family around me, both for their comfort and mine. Last weekend as the Northeast prepared to get slammed by Sandy, I was grateful to be at home with my loved ones. My son and his girlfriend...

Natural Healing

Caring for my Mom Last week my mom was very sick, and I flew out to California to be by her side and nurse her back to health. Our family was tense and frightened. We felt powerless with such a lack of control over what was happening to her. I didn't know how to fix...

An Exceptional Affair

Wow! This summer flew by. As the fall approaches, I'm sitting at my desk in NYC remembering some of the events and parties that I attended. It got me thinking, what makes an exceptional affair? Recipe for Perfection Well, it's a combination of many things.  It's quite...

From St. Barts to the Harvest Moon

An Instant Friendship My friend Maria Manetti grew up in Florence, moved as an adult to California, and helped introduce Gucci to an American clientele. I met Maria in St. Barts and we hit it off instantly. She is a fascinating woman, and we talked forever about...

California Girl!

West Coast Greetings! I am writing to you from the West Coast and feeling spoiled by the perfect climate and exquisite cuisine! I came here, to sunny California, to attend a Harvest Moon Ball wedding celebration which I will be blogging about later this week. I was...

Celebrating LIFE

I had the great privilege this Monday, to attend the LIFE Camp, Inc. event at the BeauMarchais restaurant in East Hampton, hosted by Deepak Chopra and Russell Simmons. LIFE Camp LIFE (Love Ignites Freedom through Education) Camp is a nonprofit organization formed in...

Seasonal Flavor at South Edison

I enjoyed an impressive meal the other night at South Edison in Montauk! It was beautifully prepared by Chef Roy Wohlars and his team, and served by young, friendly waiters that all live together a mile away from the restaurant. The menu was truly an Ocean-to-Table...

My Big Catch (other than my new husband)!

Overcoming Fear I learned some very good lessons about conquering fear a few weeks ago. It all started when my new husband and I were planning our Honeymoon and decided on a great compromise. First we would go to St. Barts for a week. Romantic, relaxing, sensual and...

Want To Party With Me?

Expand Your Hosting Abilities! Imagine entertaining all the time in your home and feeling confident in your cooking and hosting abilities. Imagine throwing the best parties in town and feeling stress-free, even flirting at your own party. Imagine having a stack of...

Bringing The Honeymoon Home

A Dream Vacation! How can you be on a Honeymoon in your everyday life? I have been to St. Barts many times.. but never at this time of year. And of course since I was there for my Honeymoon, everything felt magical. The island was quiet and languid, and even more...

Wedding Bells Over Central Park

I haven't written to you in a very long time and I have a great excuse! Have you heard? I got MARRIED last weekend! Although Michael and I have been in a very long relationship, there is nothing as sacred and confirming to that relationship as tying the knot! The...

Happy New Year from Flirting with Flavors!!!

Happy New Year from Flirting with Flavors!!!

How was your 2011? I feel so blessed to be able to share my year with you.  I did a lot of flirting in 2011... with the places I visited (Capri, St. Barths, St Tropez, Paris, Provence, Miami and more), with the extraordinary people I met, and of course, with the meals...

You Can Party in the Kitchen, Too!

You Can Party in the Kitchen, Too!

A Birthday Party to Remember! This summer, I received a request from a woman who wanted to throw a unique birthday party for one of her girlfriends. I knew right away that my Flirting With Flavors Cooking Parties were the perfect fit for her. We created an amazing...

The Flavors of Provence in Your Own Kitchen

The Flavors of Provence in Your Own Kitchen

Home from Away! I have just returned from another magnificent visit to Provence, France (stay tuned for my travel blog coming soon!). I remembered when I arrived that one of my favorite things about being in Provence is the smell; fresh herbs like rosemary, lavender,...

Party with Me in the Kitchen!

Party with Me in the Kitchen!

Picture yourself in the kitchen with 6 of your best friends...laughing and cooking together...and creating a mouth watering meal.... Start with cocktails outdoors, then come inside and gather around the stove to Flirt with Flavors. Flirting with Flavors Cooking...

Perfection Party

Perfection Party

Flawless Perfection As many of you know, for the past several months I have been hard at work with my dear friend Janine Francolini, planning the Perfection Party for the Flawless Foundation. The event took place on April 9th at the Otto Kahn and James Burden...

Flirting Around

Flirting Around

South Beach, Baby! Every October I excitedly wait for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival to be announced, and as soon as it is I buy my tickets for the events. I know that many of them will sell out in just a few hours! The last week in February when it’s icy...

Get Your Flirt on This Spring!

Get Your Flirt on This Spring!

I am so excited to announce Flirting with Flavors Cooking School's SPRING CLASSES! Are you ready to get hot in the kitchen and stay cool in your confidence? Are you ready to impress your husband, dates, friends, and family with your new found cooking skills? Do you...

Fabulously Flawless

Fabulously Flawless

Party with a Purpose! Part of my job as an event planner and culinary expert is to act as a liaison between chefs and charitable foundations. I'm so proud to announce that I've been working on an amazing event for the Flawless Foundation which will take place on April...

Stylish Cooking for Weeknights

Stylish Cooking for Weeknights

Ceslie Armstrong from the You, Better show asked to come to my kitchen last week during her Fashion Week reporting. She requested that I cook a healthy and stylish dish for her audience, so I created this recipe. This is truly healthy cooking at its finest--teeming...

St. Barts: Thanksgiving 2010

St. Barts: Thanksgiving 2010

I have been to St. Barts over 25 times and I never tire of this magical little island. I fantasize about my trip weeks before I go.  I have to admit that getting to St. Barts is an adventure that's not always pleasant. That small plane from St. Maarten is only a 10...

The Guide to Your Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner!!

The Guide to Your Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner!!

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner can be intimidating even for seasoned cooks. With this in mind, I created a Thanksgiving 101 class which I taught a few days ago to 6 phenomenal women. Remove the Stress! For those of you who were not able to make it to my class, do not...

An Evening of Hope

An Evening of Hope

There are so many worthwhile charity events in New York City, but this one is dear to my heart.  Each year, The Pride of New York Award honors a great New York Chef  or restaurateur to raise funds for Maryhaven Center of Hope.   Maryhaven is one of Long Island’s...

Bringing Provence Home

Do you ever eat at a restaurant and love a dish so much that you want to recreate it at home? This is one of the reasons I started cooking. When I first came to New York City in my early 20's from Texas, everything I tasted was new. I started experimenting and trying...

Charmed by Capri

Charmed by Capri

Everything about Capri is sensuality magnified. From its clear, turquoise waters to its winding streets filled with bougainvillea, to the warmth of the Caprese people, to the fresh, simple tastes of the Italian cuisine. What an enchanting island and the perfect way to...

Bragging about Barcelona

Bragging about Barcelona

Here's a question: when you have a euphoric travel experience and dream about it for many years, then return to experience it again, does it ever exceed your expectations? I had only been to Barcelona once and ever since I'd been dreaming about going back to this...

Flavors of the French Riviera!

Flavors of the French Riviera!

Three countries. Twelve Days. 36 Meals. One delicious European adventure! My partner and I just returned from the most divine vacation! We visited Provence, France; Barcelona, Spain; and finished in Capri, Italy. Over the next few posts I'll share my trip with you,...

FISHY FEAST

FISHY FEAST

Luckily for me, my partner Michael loves to fish. A few weeks ago, he caught a huge (17 lb!) striped bass in Peconic Bay (the bay that flows between the North and South Forks of Long Island). We had to remove a few shelves from our freezer just to get it in! Then on...

Getting Fancy in Midtown

Getting Fancy in Midtown

As I write this, I am sitting at my desk, slowly savoring a piece of the richest, most decadent dark chocolate bar: John Kelly's Chocolate with French Grey Sea Salt Fudge. I'm absolutely loving the combination of dark chocolate and sea salt. I brought it home from the...

From Paris, with Love

From Paris, with Love

There’s nothing like a trip to Paris to get the juices flowing. Fresh-squeezed juices? In abundance. Creative juices? The place hums with inspiration. Other juices? Well, it is the city of romance! Paris is simply divine this time of year, before the heat of summer...

A Taste of Flavors for a Great Cause

A Taste of Flavors for a Great Cause

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending Taste of the Nation at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. It was a phenomenal night for a great charity, with some of the best food I’ve ever tasted! I love these big food events with so many restaurants in one room, where you can...

A Feast of Friendship

A Feast of Friendship

I'm always delighted when people entertain in their homes, and I especially love theme parties. Last week, I attended a Moroccan-themed dinner party for my friend Nurit's birthday. It was a testament to true sisterhood! Two of Nurit's dear friends created a dinner in...

THE FRESH PRESSED OLIVE OIL CLUB

THE FRESH PRESSED OLIVE OIL CLUB

I am a member of a very exclusive culinary club--one that gives me access to a unique and luscious product! Because of my connections, I have been able to get access for you too. Curious? The club is The Fresh Pressed Olive Oil Club! You may be thinking "what's the...

A Special Evening for Charity

A Special Evening for Charity

Every year, I organize an intimate charity dinner for a wonderful organization,  Maryhaven Center of Hope. This is one of Long Island’s oldest and largest nonprofit program, a nonsectarian agency which lovingly serves disabled children and adults of every race,...

A Musical Feast In Napa

A Musical Feast In Napa

Maria Manetti Farrow The name has a special ring to it, rolling off my tongue like a melody. And that is who she is. My friend, Maria; a melody, sensual, lilting, full of music. I first met Maria in St. Barts many years ago and we became instant friends. As we walked...

NYC Fancy Food Show 2009

NYC Fancy Food Show 2009

Despite my intense love of food, I would never consider myself a "glutton”. However, there are 3 days a year when I truly allow myself to behave like one! Those are the days of the annual Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City. This year it was...

Lunch With Food Guru Gael Greene

Lunch With Food Guru Gael Greene

I met Gael Greene, restaurant critic extraordinaire, about 15 years ago, when my partner and I were invited to a small potluck dinner that she gave in the Hamptons. I made a dish for the potluck, I think it was a filet of beef, but who can remember? Either way, I was...

Impromptu Feast In South Beach

Impromptu Feast In South Beach

Though I am a New York City girl (crazy since I grew up in the Boonies of Nowhere Texas), everybody needs a break from the hustle and bustle once in a while.  In my case, I am grateful because my older brother has a house in South Beach Miami, and whenever I need a...

Welcome to Flirting with Flavors!

Welcome to Flirting with Flavors!

Hello there! My name is Pamela Morgan and I am in love with food and just about everything that entails.  Welcome to my blog! If you are like me, then you are always thinking about your next meal.  It could be because you are trying out a new recipe that you created,...

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