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Perfect Burgers for Father’s Day

In recent years burgers have moved up from just being fast food faire to ultra chic and hip with top chefs creating all kinds of exotically flavored and constructed burgers including using outrageously expensive Kobe or Wagyu beef, stuffing them … Continue reading

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Food and Love and Oysters on the Half Shell

Food and Love:  The two seem to have always been connected in an intimate dance of the senses.  Do you ever think about it and wonder why the two are so intertwined?  For many of us, the most memorable (and … Continue reading

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My Latest Cookbook: Culinary Birds

It’s here! My latest cookbook project has been released just in time for the holidays! For more than 7,000 years, poultry has been a mainstay of the human diet. It is the most consumed animal protein around the world and … Continue reading

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Sustainable Seafood Choice- Arctic Char

I’ve just returned from this year’s Cooking for Solutions  event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I have been on the board of this event since its inception because I believe it is important we all educate ourselves in making sustainable … Continue reading

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Sustainable Black Cod in a Spicy Coconut Broth

Cooking for Solutions at the Monterey Bay Aquarium  is back! I have been involved with this event since it  began, and I’m passionate about its mission: to help consumers, chefs and businesses choose seafood that is caught or farmed in … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Dishes for Holiday Gatherings

As we gather for the holidays with friends and family for great meals and get togethers, you may find that some of your guests are on a gluten-free diet. It is becoming more common as an increasing number of people … Continue reading

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Bacon Recipe Contest Winner

Earlier this month my radio co-host, Steve Garner, and I hosted a Bacon Recipe Contest on our radio show, The Good Food Hour on KSRO in Sonoma County. We had some great entries, and did the difficult work of narrowing … Continue reading

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Got Bacon? And a Great Recipe?

For more than 26 years I have been co-hosting a Saturday morning show called “The Good Food Hour” on KSRO, a local Sonoma County radio station. Each year, my co-host, Steve Garner and I, host a cooking contest and this year … Continue reading

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Judging the Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest

  I recently had the honor of judging the Third Annual Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest . Six finalists were chosen to prepare their dishes for myself and four fellow food savvy judges including Liam Mayclem from CBS 5’s Eye … Continue reading

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JAPANESE STYLE ROASTED SALMON

I recently demonstrated this recipe at the Farmer’s Market in Windsor, CA, near my home in Sonoma County. We used salmon that was line-caught locally in Bodega Bay. Before you purchase any seafood, I recommend consulting first with the Monterey Bay Aquarium … Continue reading

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