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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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Korean Fried Chicken Wings

According to the National Chicken Council, Americans will consume 1.25 billion chicken wings during this year’s Super Bowl! Chicken wings became a staple in America in 1964 at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. The story goes that a … 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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Beef Tagliata- A Recipe to Remember

One of my favorite things about food and cooking is the way it forms a connection with all of us. The communal enjoyment of tastes and flavors while sharing it with friends can be a lasting memory. Case in point, … 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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A Super Bowl Snack with a Spicy Twist

This is one of those combinations that sounds weird, but is a crowd-pleaser. This recipe for Grilled Shrimp Wrapped in Soppressata with Mango Hot Mustard Sauce was published in my John Ash Cooking One on One cookbook. Depending on the … 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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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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Roasting, Poaching and Toasting Garlic

A simple way of taming garlic’s sometimes dominating flavor is to roast, poach, or toast it first.  When you cut into raw garlic you break the cell walls and it immediately begins to oxidize.  A product of that oxidation is … Continue reading

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