I need coffee in the morning. It’s a daily ritual. A little coffee, listen to some tunes while reading the news and preparing for the day. This and banter with friends as they visit the local Starbucks on their way to work each weekday. That gets my motor running.
One of my favorite chefs is Jose Andres. He, at his D.C. restaurants Minibar and Jaleo introduced me to tapas and tasting menus. While searching for inspiration I found his tomato sorbet. It tastes just like a mouthful of garden fresh tomato right off the vine – with a spicy kick.
Memorial Day is the unofficial tip-off of the summer vacation season. With that comes summer weather and the need to transition from heavier brown spirits to lighter, brighter ones. That means Gin,
Summertime is here and along with it comes outdoor picnics and barbecues! What makes a quick and easy addition to hotdogs and burgers? The answer is sunshine salad with cauliflower and broccoli. Don’t be like President Bush. Eat your broccoli!
Wisdom. It’s something one acquires, or is supposed to, as one ages. It applies to everyday life and the culinary arts. Ideas, experiences and beliefs begin to coalesce and crystallize until one feels compelled to publish a manifesto, of sorts…
It was a dark and stormy afternoon. The clouds were rolling, the sky was filled with thunder and lightning…and we were hungry! I suggested we have herbed pork chops with mustard sauce.
Many bartenders will tell you that the Manhattan reigns supreme. With it’s many variations they have the opportunity to showcase their skill and yet maintain the integrity of a fabled cocktail.
This story begins in Hardin County, Kentucky near Fort Knox and it ends eating delicious Turtle Soup. I was taught to fish by my grandparents. Many a time we loaded up the Buick with our cane poles, bobbers and bait to head to fishing ponds on my Aunt’s farm property. For an eight year old these trips were marvelous adventures.
The Kentucky Derby, a national holiday, occurs on the first Saturday each May, The Mint Julep is it’s signature drink.. Schools, Many institutions are closed for Derby Day as they should be. Amen.
Perhaps you learned how to bake a potato as I did by watching mom. I found a much better way to do it.