A Conscious Feast by Nicole Aloni

The Conscious Food Chain: Recipes. News. Travel.

Events and Occasions

  • A History of the Picnic

    A History of the Picnic

    A picnic is more than just a meal; the natural tranquility, the secret scent of pine, or sea air, or lavender arouses your senses more powerfully than a swanky hors d’oeuvres could ever do.  A grassy carpet of green or blanket of leaves creates a table that expensive linens can only imitate.  The lack of [...]

  • To Brine or Not to Brine? the Turkey Conundrum.

    To Brine or Not to Brine? the Turkey Conundrum.

    Brining has been a trendy way to prepare the Thanksgiving turkey (and lots of other things) for at least a decade. And still I couldn’t bring myself to risk desecrating this most traditional of meals with some faddish method. (Keep in mind, I was the last person I know to get a microwave or Cusinart —and now I can’t live without either.)

  • BEST OF THE MARKET COOKING PARTY

    BEST OF THE MARKET COOKING PARTY

    BEST-OF-THE-MARKET COOKING PARTY I really, really love parties. I love going to them and  (hey, it’s my job) I love giving them.  And I’m as lazy and overworked as you are. So this new age kind of collaborative cooking party has become my favorite way to entertain. I invite 6 to 10 friends over to [...]