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Cool Kitchen Tip: Facts About Cookware

•    Aluminum:  Remember a few years ago when people were throwing out their aluminum pots and pans because of the “Aluminum causes Alzheimer’s” scare??  According to the National Institutes of Health there is absolutely no evidence that cooking in aluminum … Continue reading

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Cool Kitchen Tip: Storing Basil

For those who garden, I’m sure you’ve heard you should always harvest herbs in the morning after the dew has dried?  For those of us who do not garden, and just use herbs – how often do we just stick … Continue reading

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Sustainable Shellfish

In the current issue of Eating Well Magazine you will find this great article on shellfish written by Rowan Jacobsen with recipes from me.  Nicely photographed, it talks about such things as shellfish farming (very sustainable) along with facts you … Continue reading

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“Best” Restaurants in New York

I should rather title this “memorable” restaurants in New York.  How could anyone pick the “best” in a place like New York City?  I’ve just returned from a trip there where I taught cooking classes at the Institute of Culinary … Continue reading

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Come Savor Sustainability

I will be joining the Monterey Bay Aquarium for its tenth Cooking for Solutions celebration, May 20-22, 2011. In a weekend of celebrations, live cooking demonstrations, intimate salons and culinary adventures you’ll discover how I   and some of the nation’s … Continue reading

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Top 10 Cookbooks of 2010

Here are my top ten favorites from a fantastic crop of cookbooks in 2010: •    One Big Table by Molly O’Neil.  Simon and Schuster $50. •    Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson.  Chronicle Books $40. •    In the Green Kitchen, Techniques … Continue reading

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Plan Now for a Great Spring Event

Every year I look forward to the annual “Cooking for Solutions” get together in May at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  It’s always a sell out and folks tell me that they wish they would have signed up for some or … Continue reading

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Best Wines of 2010

I’m sharing Tom Simoneau’s “Best Wines of 2010″, which I think you’ll find interesting.  Tom is “The Wine Guy” on KSRO radio where I have my show, “The Good Food Hour”, broadcast every Saturday morning at 11 AM Pacific.  You … Continue reading

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A Cranberry Recipe from a Pioneer in the Industry

This is a recipe I got from Tom Darlington of Medford New Jersey whose Aunt Elizabeth was one of the prominent pioneers in the cranberry industry.  She is credited with creating individual cellophane packaging as part of her work with … Continue reading

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Bean Counting

    In an earlier blog entry I’ve written about my love of beans.  It seems that heirloom beans are experiencing a revival as more chefs and home cooks experiment with the many varieties being cultivated by farmers.  The September … Continue reading

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