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
as seen in the Monterey Herald; With my beloved 49ers headed to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years, the game taking place in New Orleans and the fact that both teams playing will be coached by a member of the same family … I know I’m serving gumbo!Continue Reading
We had a tremendous time… The energy of the Live Audiance… the Lovely and Beautiful Rachael Ray by my side… and plates full of Bacon!!! it was a good day! Met Kevin Bacon back stage… my six degrees of seperation immediatly went to Zero!! Thanks for having me Rachael…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!!