Ro Howe is chef and owner of Barraud Caterers Limited, a full-service catering company based in New York City. She has been a professional chef since 1978, and has twice served as a guest chef for the James Beard Foundation. Ro’s recipes have appeared in Victoria and The Beard House magazines, and in Famous Chefs Cook With Beer. Barraud Caterers has been featured in New York magazine as one of the 45 best caterers in the New York area and in its New York Weddings special edition.
Food & Drink

RO’s Recipes: Picnics on the Fourth of July, Part 1

By Ro Howe
The French term 'pique-nique' originally described an occasion where each participant contributed a share of the food and wine. But picnic, as we use it today, really came into its own in post–revolutionary France, when newly enfranchised citizens used the recently liberated royal grounds for their own entertainment.
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Lifestyle

Rightsizing Your Friends and Lovers

By Ro Howe
Rightsizing relationships is about the choices you make — not others’ choices — through attrition, pain, and, yes, death. Circumstances change, prompting decisions that have probably already been made subconsciously
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Food & Drink

Ro’s Recipes: Turkish Delight

By Ro Howe
We were woken by drumbeats and the Mullah calling all to rise before dawn to eat. We were given a simple breakfast of bread, white cheese, olives, tomatoes, boiled eggs and of course black tea. What a splendid and healthy way to begin the day!
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Lifestyle

Valentine’s Day: Love Blooms

By Ro Howe
“I grew in confidence with the understanding of what can happen in the earth. I started knowing things without learning them, developing skill, allowing delight at success, and, along the way, discovering joy. Isn’t that what love is?”
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