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This Chocolate Pumpkin Tart with Pecan Crust is complexly rich & slightly spicy with a truffle-like texture. My inspiration was Mexican hot chocolate.
Ginger-Scented Carrots with Tangerine Zest & Chives
Roasted Pears with Candied Celery, yes you read that right!
These scallop and crab cakes are delicately flavored with lemongrass and served with a spicy cucumber dipping sauce.
Braised Chicken Thighs. Braising is a cooking technique we should all master. It's not difficult and the results will make you look like an accomplished chef (not that you aren't...)
Moscow Mule. This classic cocktail helped propel vodka to popularity in the United States, and it all started with a marketing campaign!
Sweet and tart with plenty of crunch. This healthy salad Sicilian flavors including pistachios.
A simple classic that always pleases. Pasta alla Carbonara.
Ale-Braised Mustard-Glazed Short Ribs with French Fries.
Nelson Mandela wrote about cowpeas during his time in prison. They have come to have powerful cultural significance in Africa.
Grilling pizza is the closest way to get crispy, chewy, slightly charred pizza oven results at home!
Chili rubbed Rib eye – this is getting serious.
How to make Spring Rolls. Let the picture do the talking.
Chocolate Cherry Ganache cookies. These cookies are very bad boys!
Grilled Miso Glazed California White Sea Bass, a sustainable alternative to Chilean Sea Bass.
These mussels are fragrant with Turkish spices and are a typical preparation for a classic Istanbul street food.
Lambrusco-poached figs with home made vanilla ice cream is great way to say farewell to Summer.
This Trio of Salsa accompanies a Spicy Grilled Tri-Tip. Proving there's a salsa for every palate!
The Mai Tai is one of the true classics of the cocktail world. Victor J. Bergeron first concocted it in 1944 behind the bar of his famed restaurant Trader Vic’s.
Hawaiian poke is a raw fish dish with Asian influences and all the creativity of the islands.
This Ogo slaw is made flavorful and a bit spicy with Asian influences. But the seaweed makes it very Hawaiian and very healthy.
These sambuca marinated grilled shrimp are so easy and so flavorful. They are wrapped in prosciutto making a neat little finger food package.
I have a simple summer meal for you. Seared Scallops with Succotash. It takes advantage of sweet summer corn, plus I have searing tips for scallops.
Corn. We all love her. She's sweet and sexy. But you gotta know a girl that sweet is bound to get around.
Fresh corn & pasta make a great combination. When sun-dried tomatoes & toasted garlic are added you get an intensity of flavors that belies the simplicity of the cooking
Fresh sweet corn is quickly tossed with sun-dried tomatoes to make this super simple summer pasta.
First tastes are dark chocolate and sweet-wet berry. Then your palate begins to tingle & I just have to laugh at the spicy little trick I played on you!
Sustainably sourced sashimi: Seared Albacore with Avocado and Truffle Oil.
Is there a difference between, cake, gateau and torte? We'll use this plum confection with cardamom cream to try and figure that out.
I used a retro style warm bacon vinaigrette to dress this plate of grilled lamb chops with heirloom tomatoes and beans.
Gazpacho has a long and varied history & was made with a variety of ingredients before anyone heard of tomatoes! So why not watermelon gazpacho?
The sweet melon and the salty feta make this salad a wonderful combination of taste and texture.
Fresh fruit pie. We all aspire to that perfect triangle of sweet summer perfection. Here are a few hints.
Truffles, truffles and more truffles. Roasted Baby Potatoes with Summer Black Truffles.