What Are We Eating in 2017?

It seems to happen every Fall: a Pumpkin Spice Craze. Lattes, scones, cookies, ice cream, soft drinks, tea, pies, cakes – if it’s edible or drinkable, it’s pumpkin spice. And from Pumpkin Spice Season, we move into the holidays with eggnog or peppermint...

Is Cooking Becoming a Spectator Sport?

Not since Julia Child burst onto public television in 1963 with The French Chef has there been so much interest in food and cooking. That is food and cooking as entertainment. As Lorraine Ali wrote in AdWeek: “Food-related TV programming has exploded; the mainstay...

That’s a Lot of Pencils!

Back to School (BTS) for me is epitomized in the classic Staples commercial. In this ad, the father joyously dances through Staples, completing his back-to-school shopping, followed reluctantly by his glum children. The ad features the song “It’s the Most Wonderful...