Feb 28

Lately I’ve been to drawn to sorbets which might seem like odd timing given we are still in the throes of winter. But when you consider the seasonal fruit available right now, the time is really ripe for the picking. Heirloom navel oranges, for instance, are like a burst of sweet sunshine in the middle [...]

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Feb 14

I have a new resolution to cut back on my daily trips to the market, and utilize what is already in stock in my kitchen. Months can go by without me remembering that, for no particular recipe, I purchased several bags of Beluga lentils to have for a rainy day. The obvious incentive for utilizing [...]

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Feb 03

In a recent post I talked a little bit about my culinary trip to Vietnam and how much I learned from our guide Mai Pham.  Two years ago, on route to the Worlds of Flavor Conference: Southeast Asia, I made a special detour to Sacramento to eat at Mai’s restaurant. As aromas of fish sauce, [...]

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