Author Archive: Katharine Ulrich

Cooking Up Celebrity

Cooking Up Celebrity

One of the hottest tickets in the cuisine capital of New York is a reservation to a top restaurant, those where the chef decides what he will serve during your four-hour feast.  One such restaurant is Atera in downtown Manhattan, where executive chef Matthew Lightner and his large crew cook […]

 
 

For the Love of the Spotlight

For the Love of the Spotlight

Perched on a barstool in a straight out of a Sex-and-the-City-style apartment on West 23rd, Stacy Kessler, an actress, model, host and lifestyle coach, tilts her head from side to side. Sasha, the stunning young woman doing Kessler’s makeup on this unseasonably warm February evening, is adjusting different lights to […]

 
 

Julia Child: the first “French Chef” in most American homes

Julia Child: the first “French Chef” in most American homes

Fifty years ago, one new PBS show opened with a high-pitched voice, sounding on the verge of a girlish giggle, warmly announcing, “Hello, I’m Julia Child. Welcome to the ‘French Chef,’ and the first show on our series in French cooking.” In that very first episode, Child cooks boeuf bourguignon, […]