Blue Lifestyle

Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.

Halloween has become very complicated...

When I was a kid, things were simple. I knew everyone in the neighborhood and enjoyed making the rounds and receiving fresh-baked cookies, popcorn balls and shiny red apples. But that was then. Today our lives are a lot more intricate. Neighborhoods are filled with people we don't know, and these paranoid times make it necessary to be very careful about what our kids bring home. The unfortunate outcome of all this is the fact that it is advisable to give kids tonight something we have bought at the supermarket - not some nice cookies or candy that we have lovingly made ourselves. At my house, we are giving out small, individually wrapped candy bars - Snickers and Mars Bars. Sadly a part of our innocence is gone and we can never get it back.

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