Nov 23

The Dupont Farmer’s Market was abuzz the Sunday before Thanksgiving with shoppers gathering ingredients for this week’s big feast. Despite the advent of winter, stands overflowed with lush vegetables. Hearty winter greens, an array of cooking pumpkins, mounds of crisp apples, rainbow colored turnips, and finger-sized baby sweet potatoes were some of the standouts. As [...]

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Nov 21

As mentioned in my last post, the Worlds of Flavor (WOF) street food conference was host to a smorgasbord of distinguished chefs from all over the world. Celebrity chefs like Rick Bayless, Michael Chiarello and Cat Cora put in their two cents on what they consider comfort food, and even dazzled fans with some quick [...]

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Nov 17

Worlds of Flavor Conference 2009 I was fortunate enough to attend the Worlds of Flavor Conference held last weekend at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, CA.  It is considered to be one of the most important events among food and wine professionals due to the depth and diversity of topics explored in [...]

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Nov 17

Have you ever walked by these brown, knobly, awkward looking vegetables at your local market? If so, consider yourself lucky as they are not often available and can usually be found hidden in a small corner of the produce aisle. At a quick glance you may have mistaken them for ginger root, but on closer [...]

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Nov 09

My Father is Italian, and extremely particular about what he eats outside of his home kitchen.  Because of this, when he and my Mother eat out, it is almost always at an Italian restaurant. Inevitably my Father will conclude that the food is no where near as good as my Mother’s cooking, and that they [...]

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Nov 02

Most people have a short list of “go to” dishes they can prepare for a dinner party. In my mind, things on this list should have all of the following going for them: ● relatively affordable ● easy to prepare ● impressive to serve This recipe is one of the top five I serve routinely [...]

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