Game Smarts

One fun thing about social media is that you truly just never know what interesting new thing you're going to learn as you scope out your Twitter feed or check new Facebook posts. Here's a little bit of game trivia that I picked up via Twitter this morning: the celebrated American [...]

2012-08-09T16:34:38+00:00January 6th, 2012|games in the news, Gourmet Game Night|

Games for Food-Lovers

When I began dreaming up the idea of Gourmet Game Night, I really wasn't sure exactly how many folks there were out there like me. How many inhabit that cross-section where people who love good food co-mingle with people who love to play board games/cards/dominoes/etc? I had to hope that the potential audience [...]

2015-12-10T15:49:55+00:00December 9th, 2010|food-lover games|

Cheers to Independent Game Stores!

Most of Gourmet Game Night is all about the food and recipes, serving ideas and planning tips. The "gourmet" part. I am a professional food writer, after all, and that arena is the core of my expertise. But it wouldn't be Gourmet Game Night without the games, right? We've all got a [...]

2012-08-20T22:33:13+00:00October 29th, 2010|Gourmet Game Night|

When Zilch is Good

Zilch,  the fun-to-say synonym for "nothing," is usually something we look to avoid. "How many fish did you catch today, Phil?" "Zilch." Or..... "How many offers on your EBay post for that 1972 Carpenter's album?" "Well, zilch." Unless your MO is deep serenity and oneness with the world, when the only [...]

2018-10-18T18:58:05+00:00June 11th, 2010|favorite games|

Fun and Games at Palace Kitchen

A couple of weeks ago I was in Portland for the International Association of Culinary Professionals conference, an event that's a highlight of my year and has been for nearly two decades. I joined nearly 60 of my author-colleages at a public book signing event on the Friday afternoon of [...]

2012-08-20T21:48:56+00:00May 5th, 2010|Cookbooks, Gourmet Game Night|

Stay Sharp, Play Games!

That last post I made hinted at the old yarn that laughter is the best medicine, evidenced by boisterous laughing that resulted from a couple games of Apples to Apples we played on Saturday night. Just a few days later came this article in the Wall Street Journal focused on [...]

2010-03-31T08:31:59+00:00March 31st, 2010|favorite games, games in the news|

Game Therapy: Laughter

At one point during the evening Saturday I got up to close the sliding glass door alongside the dining room table. Not necessarily because it was getting too cool (a glorious warm spring evening it was, matter of fact). But out of worry that our raucous laughter might be disturbing [...]

2013-10-25T19:37:01+00:00March 29th, 2010|Family and Friends, Gourmet Game Night|

My Husband, Poker Champion!

It's funny that it took this long. But for a variety of reasons, it wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that my husband and I played in our first poker tournament. We go to Vegas pretty frequently and have been invited to join in poker tournaments down there now and then, [...]

2013-10-25T19:42:46+00:00March 2nd, 2010|Family and Friends, favorite games|

Mmmmmmm……. Bacon!

I shouldn't be at all surprised. In fact, I expected to be proven wrong. And, honestly, I'm kind of happy about it. One of the recipes in my book is no great revelation, aside from perhaps the new game-friendly presentation. Those small loaves of cocktail bread--long and slender, producing slices [...]

2016-05-06T23:11:12+00:00February 12th, 2010|food-lover games|