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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.
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.