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man in the kitchen

Man in the Kitchen: Short Order Cook in a Commuter Marriage

Ken Carlton shares his first in a series of ruminations on food and life ...
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Man in the Kitchen: A Tale of Two Cities Living with COVID-19

Our Man in the Kitchen Ken Carlton reflects on how COVID-19 is affecting life in two of his favorite cities, New York and Paris.
smartphones killing conversation

Man in the Kitchen: Are Smartphones Killing Conversation?

The presidential election. Mom’s new boyfriend. Summer camp. Can we go to France this summer? Can I please have some more pasta??? These are snippets from last night’s dinner conversation with my two children. Human interaction delivered in person. Not an electronic device in sight! Why?
commuter marriage

Man in the Kitchen: Is Commuter Marriage the Way to Go?

Author Ken Carlton lays out the advantages of a commuter marriage and warns which traps to avoid to make a long-distance relationship work.
raised on homemade meatballs

Man in the Kitchen: Meatball Raised and Tested

I wrote a tell-all memoir for an Italian chef in New York who claimed, as his greatest influence, his mother’s recipe for meatballs. In fact, read enough chef memoirs and you’ll learn that EVERY chef worth his salt attributes his success to his mother’s meatballs. That includes me and I’m not even Italian.
restored world

Man in the Kitchen: Longing For A World Restored

Our Man in the Kitchen longs for a world restored when Paris can offer hope to the young and a simple French meals with friends can create lasting memories.

Man in the Kitchen: Simple Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

This is a great meal you can crank out in less than 15 minutes. Prep: Pour wine. Music on. Cell phone off. Cooking has never been more real or joyous.
Holiday dinner table

Man in the Kitchen: The Importance of Holiday Meals

Holidays mean different things to different people, but one thing that never fails to unify the family around a table is a lovingly-prepared holiday meal.
Tourists, Paris Safety Tips

Security Expert’s Top 5 Paris Safety Tips for Women

Paris is one the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Yet nothing can dampen a holiday more than being pick pocketed or falling victim to a local tourist scam. INSPIRELLE has found a sharp security expert who has made it his sole mission to keep you safe in the City of Lights.
life after pandemic

Man in the Kitchen: Hungry for Human Interaction

Are we ready to return to the hustle and bustle of life as countries slowly reopen from the pandemic with the help of vaccines? Our Man in the Kitchen says yes!