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Travel Costa Rica! Making Tropical Taro & Coconut Vichyssoise in an open air ocean view kitchen (it's a video!)
Guaro is the traditional liquor of Costa Rica. This simple cocktail marries it with lime in a Guaro Sour.
Baked artichokes have an amazing texture, a little chewy and a little silky. Simply the best way to enjoy them.
This Mushroom Stroganoff is just rich enough to satisfy. You won't even miss the beef!
Spring Lamb Soup with Dandelion & all the flavor of the season.
I've got a wee bit of the Irish! Rashers & Bangers & Eggs, Oh my!
Anchovies, whether you love them or hate them, it might come as a surprise that they weren’t born in an oily little tin can wrapped around a caper!
Uovo da Raviolo. A single ravioli, as big as the plate and dripping with egg.
Of course you can drink red wine with fish! You just need the right recipe. Spiced Salmon with braised shallots & sunchoke puree.
Salads needn't be boring even in the coldest months. This Spinach & Roast Pear Salad has Flank Steak seared inside and off the grill. Perfect in winter.
1-lb flour, 1-lb butter & 1-lb sugar. That's pound cake, right? Well if pound cake really were that simple, all pound cakes would all be the same.
Orange cauliflower is higher in some vitamins than white. It's golden hue also makes a great looking soup when paired with curried apples.
Egg noodles replace pasta sheets in this deconstructed lasagna. They bake up brown and crisp on the edges, but stay silky soft inside.
I'd call this Black Bean Chili with Chipotle Braised Pulled Pork. However, our Texan friends may disagree. Either way it's a "super bowl" of chili.
This Garlic & Rosemary Bread Soup is thickened with egg and based on a classic Italian recipe.
When I say baked cabbage, do you crinkle your nose? But if I say Cavolo Verza al Forno do you raise your hand and say– yes please?
These Seared Scallops are served with both the beets and the beet greens. Do you save your tops?
A mighty special Mac & Cheese with Mascarpone, Fontina and... wait for it... Lobster!
Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Peas and Herbs. Easy to make, easy to eat.
How to choose the bests seasonal avocados.
Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs, now that's (not really) Italian!
I find edamame completely addicting. Mine are sightly salty with the bite of chili powder, I just can't stop myself when they're set out before me.
Desserts may come in and out of fashion, but cookies are king!
Spicy Squid Salad. Yum. Marinated with lots of Asian flavors like shiitake, sesame, chili, lime & ginger. Double, triple, quadruple yum.
Ahi tuna sandwiches are delicious. But do you know how to choose safe and sustainable tuna fish?
Paprika Grilled Shrimp with Olive Oil Poached Baby Purple Potatoes and a wine pairing.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad is made from thinly sliced ribbons of raw Brussels sprouts in an intensely citrus vinaigrette with egg and almonds.
Crudo, ceviche, sashimi, tartare, poke, and tiradito. Different countries, different cultures– but it's all raw fish to me.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Truffle Fries. I don't think I gotta say much more.
Cinnamon Snaps. Reminiscent of an old-fashioned ginger snap. These cookies have the bright bite of cinnamon & a crisp chewy texture.
Luxurious, colorful and seasonal. Buratta with Fuyu Persimmon, Pomegranate and Mint.
Roasted pears with balsamic glaze and Manchego cheese offer a bit of rustic sophistication.
This Chocolate Pumpkin Tart with Pecan Crust is complexly rich & slightly spicy with a truffle-like texture. My inspiration was Mexican hot chocolate.