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I admit my pot roast is a few extra steps, but roasting the veggies separately makes a deeply flavorful dish with lots of varied texture.
A luscious pasta with special ingredients doesn't need to be hard to make! This one had chicken livers, shaved truffle and pink peppercorns.
I love the diversity of hot and cold, sweet and bitter, smooth and crunchy in this Roast Carrot Salad. The flavors are bold but the textures are luscious.
I used lemons fresh my urban foraging adventure to start the process of making Preserved Lemons.
Barbados has the Dark and Stormy and now (thanks to me) Jamaica has the Red Storm. It a beet infused beauty.
Baked Rutabaga with Moroccan Spiced Onion Confit
Do you want perfect meatloaf? Use a combination of meat. Beef for flavor, veal for tenderness perfectly shaped slices and pork to keep it all moist.
I may call it Zucchini Linguini, but it's not linguini at all. Instead I make the pasta threads from whole zucchinis.
This decidedly Irish take on the classic Swiss fondue is a fun and easy party appetizer.
Every country has Grandmas, so every country makes chicken soup! Here's is the Peruvian version, Aguadita.
Classic Swiss Fondue includes dry white wine, kirsch, Emmental and Gruyere cheeses. Each component of plays an important role.
Le Puy Lentils? French Garlic Sausage? Sometimes it's hard to know where to find specialty products. Here is a list of my best sources. Plus a recipe that uses both!
Chicken Noodle Soup. This is the classic just how your Grandma made it. Well, just like somebody's Grandma made it, "gesundheit bubbeleh".
The flavors are bold, rich and luxurious. This roasted fennel soup has it all. So "Brace" yourself.
I have Braised Potatoes with Rosemary and Shallots, just the thing for the many of us who are "weather challenged".
WARNING: These bacon wrapped pork loin chops are only for very bad boys and girls. It\'s good to be bad!
Just because it's Default Pasta Night doesn't mean it can't be fabulous. I've all got the rules and definitions you need for success.
I cold poached these Asian pears in Black Tea, Vanilla & Ginger to keep their texture crisp and sweet.
The creaminess of ricotta is balanced by the bitter bite of radicchio and the garlicky crunch of breadcrumbs, making for one perfect pasta.
Simple but satisfying these roasted carrots and parsnips will warm your winter!
Braised Fennel with Cannellini and Bacon delivered from the clutches of the green and black hairy refrigerator monsters.
Coq au Vin in four easy steps.
Chocolate Souffle the Hollywood Way!
There is plenty of Hollywood lore attached to the humble Cobb Salad.
Wikipedia defines Rumaki as “an hors d'oeuvre of mock-Polynesian origin”. Now that's FUNNY!
Take a Sip Down Memory Lane: The Cocoanut Grove Signature Cocktail
This simple appetizer of Plantains and Caviar with Black Bean Puree was a signature dish from the iconic 80s Hollywood restaurant Trumps.
These unusual cookies are spiced with caraway seeds are are a specialty of Ecuador.
Choosing a good steak need not be worrisome!
Pan Seared Rib-Eye. Perfect every time. You can do it, because it's easy.
Chickpeas give this stew its wonderful texture, but its the spice combination of coriander, caraway and red pepper that warms your soul.
These poached eggs are not ON toast. They are IN it!
This is a delicious little shooter. In fact it tastes a bit a like an almond, cranberry and creamy oak Tootsie-Pop!
Tea and Toast a comforting combination along with some information on Ololong Tea.