Hello, and welcome to my first post on An Olive Tree Grows In Manhattan! In the days to come I hope to start regularly posting about my favorite topic (and possibly yours)--food. From what I'm cooking, to where I'm eating, exciting new recipes, not so exciting new recipes, restaurants to check out and restaurants to avoid, I'll be writing about all my food experiences in the hopes that fellow foodies and home cooks will find something interesting to try out or talk about. Hopefully you'll enjoy what you see as the site develops and we can get some good discussions going in the comments section of each post. If there's anything you'd like to see on the site, or if you'd like a restaurant recommendation, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by, and check back soon for updates!