I was recently asked my opinion of Farmers Markets and how they relate to restaurants and the demand that our volume creates as well as the appetite of our customers. First of all, I am a huge fan of what Farmers Markets bring to a community, a connection to the land that reaches far beyond […]Continue Reading
My Friends at the Today Show liked the recipe I shared a few weeks ago with Edible Magazine Monterey in the Spring 2015 edition. They have posted it to their website, check it out for an easy and quick way to celebrate Mom this weekend! http://www.today.com/food/6-mothers-day-recipes-across-america-t19736 Not planning on cooking for Mom this weekend […]Continue Reading
I am asked regularly “how do you become a chef”? So I thought I would take you on the fast forward version of the journey a young eager cook must travel before he or she becomes a chef. Ha, fast forward, like do you even remember the VCR??? Sorry got caught in a 80’s glitch […]Continue Reading
I love that spring has almost sprung and a rainbow of flavors and ingredients are bursting from the ground and artfully displayed at our local markets. Abundant shades of green announce spring’s arrival like a royal herald and the notes of his trumpet are delicious fava beans, asparagus, fennel, spring onions and nettles. And if […]Continue Reading
Did you know a photographer tells you to say “cheese” before snapping a picture because the pronunciation causes you to do something with your mouth that resembles a smile? Also, the absurdity of it can cause a genuine smile. What is it about cheese that is so good? With hundreds of varieties ranging from milk […]Continue Reading
With the bitter taste of defeat still fresh on the tongues of all of us San Francisco 49er fans, it seemed only appropriate to talk about tongues and bitter foods. So with a painful acknowledgement to my few but victorious Baltimore Ravens friends, congratulations and here we go! Tongues are a rather amazing organ. Not […]Continue Reading
Added on 29 January 2013
Say it with me…schnappy – it just brings a smile to your face! Snappy peas, butternut squash, cheese tortellini all topped with crispy proscuitto and a beautiful creamy grana padano cheese. Healthy, colorful. wonderful to eat. Now why wouldn’t you describe that as Schnappy! Knock this one out for dinner tonight!!