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My Favorite Tailgate Burger: Pimento Cheeseburgers

With the return of football, fall is tail gating time. With a portable grill there are all kinds of possibilites. Here is one of my favorites based upon the “Pate of the South”, Pimento Cheese. We think of pimento cheese … Continue reading

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Can a GMO save our oceans?

Many of us have strong opinions about GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) and I confess I’ve been one that has been concerned about their development and use. But this article about a genetically modified yeast that can help save marine life … Continue reading

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The Best Grilled Cheese

Serves 4 I recently saw a recipe from Chef Gabrielle Hamilton of the famous Prune restaurant in Manhattan that reminded me of the same thing my Grandmother did many years ago.  The secret to the best and fastest grilled cheese you’ll … Continue reading

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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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CHUTNEY RECIPES

  Chutney is a condiment we often associate with Indian cuisine. But this condiment has now gone global and offers a punch of flavor that pairs so well with roasted and smoked meats, adds a new dimension to a cheese … 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 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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