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It's not just the food, it's the bringing of the food.
     -Dalai Lama

This started me thinking about where we receive our first food
& quickly: mother, breast & mother's voice came to mind.
Then: traditions in celebrating new life.
Dutch home ritual of Kandeel
a drink served when visitors come to visit a new baby.
(Kaneel is Dutch word for cinnamon)
It is a fortifying drink made with egg yolk, white wine & cinnamon...
Served in a whimsical glass with a spoon...
     -Marja Samsom


Cooking Up A Storm


Marja Samsom, the Dumpling Diva, has brought all of her pots and pans into the AIR kitchen, where she will cook all her most alluring, signature dishes and provide you with any help you need to make them yourself. Once a performance artist based out of Amsterdam, Samsom thrives on the act; you could ask for no more informed and inviting a culinary guide than Samsom, whose Euro-Asian fusion creations have made her one of the most respected and exciting chefs in New York. So turn up the volume, turn on the oven and tune in.