Chef and champion of American cuisine James Beard said it best, “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” In my experience, food and dining has been the center of everything; from home-cooked family meals to celebrating countless birthdays at Crave, The Tavern Grill, Woodbury Café, the list goes on. It’s that common ground that brings my family together, during the holidays, birthdays and in our everyday life—that’s why this special food issue of Woodbury Magazine, where we’re chatting food, cooking and dining, is one of my favorites to-date.
In this issue, we’re welcoming Woodbury’s newest Italian eatery, Andiamo Italian Ristorante, sitting down with chef and owner Ramon Ruiz to learn more about the family-owned and operated restaurant (page 28).
Also this month in Woodbury Magazine, we’re giving away our favorite soup recipes (page 20) and celebrating the Chinese New Year by welcoming the year of the ox (page 10).
And don’t miss one of my favorite features this month: On page 15, editors from our sister publications and I round up our favorite DIY projects, sure to keep you busy this chilly winter.
Whether you’re dining over Zoom or gathering around the table, I hope that you find that common ground with your friends, family, coworkers, whoever it may be.
Happy February! I’ll see you next month.