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Fried Pimento Cheese Balls. (Southern pronunciation PUH-men-ah)
Maja blanca – a simply delightful dessert from the Philippines similar to a panna cotta, accented with corn and toasted coconut.
Oysters on the grill.
Sugar Rush! Rhubarb & Strawberry Vanilla Scented Shortcakes with Gingered Creme Fraiche.
Goat Cheese Blondies with Chocolate Chunks!
This is a simple pasta dish with pureed fava beans is made extra special with a great Italian cheese– Ragusano.
The key to a perfect Daiquiri is the deft balance of sweet rum and sour lime. Sounds easy, but it take some practice.
Tuna Burgers. They aren't exactly traditional. But loaded with Asian flavors they will become a favorite.
Do you remember a game called Hot Peas & Butter?It came to mind when I made these Grilled Scallops with English Pea & Butter Sauce.
America loves burgers! Do you? This one was inspired by San Francisco.
Tataki is a method of searing meat or fish. Here I used tataki tuna to make summer rolls as fresh as spring.
The Pimiento Sandwich (southern pronounciation: p'mmenuh) is a classic.
Cool and crisp, this plate of springtime asparagus is topped with goat cheese and arugula sauce.
Peas & mint are a traditional springtime duo. Here they are brought together in a soup with the slight tartness & rich body of sour cream.
Let me introduce you to a great sustainable seafood choice. Arctic Char with Minted Sweet & Sour Pan Sauce. I think you'll like each other.
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!