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Chicken and Waffles
Posted Date:  February 01, 2012
The name alone is enough to get ones heart palpating.  Just picture it as I say the words.  Fried chicken...smothered in gravy...with a buttery golden cloud-like Belgium waffle.  Now breath and take..
All Things Iceland
Posted Date:  January 29, 2012
It took me a few days to warm up to Iceland. I am not sure if I found myself in touristy areas, or wasn't in a good frame of mind but something seemed off.  I think part of it was a lot of local sho..
I Ate the Shark
Posted Date:  January 22, 2012
On a trip to Iceland I had a unique food experience.  Actually, the country offered more than one but this item requires my full attention.   I ate Hakarl which is prepared from the Greenland or B..
Remembering Pasta
Posted Date:  January 15, 2012
What is it about baked pasta that is so appealing?  Whether it is lasagna, stuffed shells, manicotti, baked ziti or real macaroni and cheese the mere mention of the dish causes one to salivate.   ..
Mini Food Tour
Posted Date:  January 08, 2012
A mini food tour is a great way to spend a few hours on a weekend afternoon.  I went on a little excursion this past weekend and had a lot of fun.   If you put together one of these events with f..
Chicken with Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup over Wild Rice
Posted Date:  January 01, 2012
The hearty rice and earthly flavors of the mushrooms work well together and are a great compliment to the chicken.    Mushroom Soup 4 cups raw sliced mushrooms (2 cups baby portobello, 2 cups c..
Beer Battered Delicata Squash Chips
Posted Date:  October 28, 2011
A delicata squash sat alone on my counter; a leftover from the previous Saturday's farmers market excursion.  What to do with you Mr. Squash? I looked in my refrigerator and saw a lone Bass Ale an..
Boom Goes the Dynamite
Posted Date:  October 27, 2011
I really like hot sauces and spicy food.  Not the type of food that has nicely integrated spice to create a well rounded dish.  I like the burn your mouth, eyes watering, can't stop your nose from r..
Zebra Tomato Caprese Salad
Posted Date:  October 26, 2011
Who doesn't like a Caprese salad?  The key to this dish is finding the freshest ingredients available. I was at the farmers market and came across zebra tomatoes.  These are a type of heirloom to..
Autumn Frisee Salad
Posted Date:  October 25, 2011
Have you ever heard of a watermelon radish?  They are just coming into season and are a medium to large sized radish with a white exterior. However, once you cut them in half you will see w..
I'll Have Another Slice
Posted Date:  October 24, 2011
Pumpkin pie is my favorite pie.  I would go as far to say that it is the best pie, but the ensuing debate could take weeks and would never be resolved. My uncle used to make this pie fr..
Conversations with a Chef - Joan Angelis
Posted Date:  October 20, 2011
Conversations with a Chef - Joan Angelis         1.      What was your favorite meal growing up? Ravioli with ground beef and spinach filling and tomato sauce       2.      When did y..
Conversations with a Chef - William Crutchley
Posted Date:  April 06, 2011
Chef WIlliam Crutchley is a Freelance Chef, Food Writer and Restaurant Strategist.  You can visit his website at http://www.wilcrutchley.com/ 1.     What was your favorite meal growing up? Frie..
Conversations with a Chef - Tiffany Holbine
Posted Date:  March 09, 2011
I have a BFA, am a member of The American Personal and Private Chef Association, a James Beard Member, Serv Safe Food and Alcohol Certified, and have taken classes in knife skills, butchering, c..
Conversations with a Chef - Ryan Covert
Posted Date:  February 25, 2011
Ryan Covert is originally from the North Shore of Oahu and has been in the culinary industry for over 15 years. Ryan received his culinary education at Johnson & Wales University in North Miami an..
Conversations with a Chef - Donna Mintz
Posted Date:  February 16, 2011
A special thank you to Chef Donna Mintz for her participation in our series, Conversations with a Chef. Mini-Bio Personal Chef and Personal Trainer Basil & Barbells, Inc. www.basilandbarbell..
Conversations with a Chef - Ed Hardy
Posted Date:  November 08, 2010
Thank you to Chef Ed Hardy who is our first participant for our new series, Conversations with a Chef. 1.      What was your favorite meal growing up?           Breakfast. I love eggs, buttered to..
My Favorite Summer Meal
Posted Date:  July 28, 2010
The hotter the summer the better, at least that is what I think.  A nice dry heat, 90 degree day and lounge chair in the sun.  We might not all agree that is a perfect summer day, but perhaps our food..
Why I Went to Culinary School
Posted Date:  April 15, 2010
If you attended Culinary School, we would love to hear your experiences.  Why did you attend?  How did you like it?  Where are you working now?..
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