It’s a Party

It seems that no matter where I have lived it always tends to rain on Memorial Day…   It is just maddening, because every year I spend all of this time prepping up food for the BBQ and them boom it rains.  There is not much more frustrating then changing your cooking methods because of some rain, not too mention the whole idea of eating and hanging around outside.  Now, I am not here to tell you how to avoid this, because I obviously cannot control the weather.  However I am here to try and offer some alternative solutions to…

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How Good Are Your Apps?

I know what you’re thinking from the title of this post, but I can assure you I don’t care what apps you have on your phone!  What I’m interested in is what you are serving up your guests!!  Appetizers are so important to any meal, whether it’s a sit down dinner or cold/hot canapes are being passed through out a room of your guests.  Why is this do you ask?  Think about it, if you can’t make a simple appetizer what will give your guests the impression that you know how to make something as complex as an entree or…

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Flavors of Mexico

As a chef I constantly get the question, “What’s your specialty?” My response is simple, I don’t have one. Why would I want to limit myself to just one dish or one cuisine?! I think with all of my training and education that I can pretty much make just about anything and if I can’t I will find out how! However I do have to say that Mexican food is probably one of my favorites along with Japanese, Italian, French, Greek, see, you can’t pick just one!!! There is something that is so good about the food of Mexico. I…

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Life on the Grill

Although many of us grill all year round there are still some who tuck it away all winter long until the first hints of Spring are noticed.  I try to grill as much as possible and not JUST because I am a guy and that’s what we do, but because of the flavors and the chance to cut out fatty ingredients.  Think about it for a minute, there is zero chance to add in heavy cream, whisk in buttermilk, etc.  I do realize you can brush your foods on the grill with butter from time to time but oils just…

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