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Old Menus Still Sound Fresh

Mulberry and brie crostini with honey, chile and savory Blue cheese and hazelnut stuffed Khadrawy date, panko fried and lemon dressed Grilled zucchini cups with brunoise Parmesan, bacon roasted walnuts, chive, finger lime Chiogga beet/candy drop grapes/mache/chervil/macadamia/honey dressing Moroccan tomato … Continue reading

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Fava’s Since ’01

I was introduced to fresh fava beans by my Chefs at Mr A’s. I’d like to tell them, thank you.  It took…a friend, hosting a friend from Taiwan, curiously purchasing them to play with but never getting around to it. … Continue reading

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Salt…and Pepper

  I’m sure Thomas Keller would title this, “The Importance of Salt and Pepper.” I’m somewhere between that and titling this, “Salt ‘n Peppa.” Proper seasoning is a simple but major difference in restaurant vs home cooking. Seasoning is a … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Curry Push You Around

Most of us don’t make our own spice rub or curries and We tend to  make one of two curries.  They add curry powder coconut milk or curry paste to coconut milk.  Done, dinner served.  Now…there are definitely times when … Continue reading

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A Little Corny

We joined a lovely CSA  last summer, run by some seriously solid human beans, Agua Dulce Farm of San Diego.  Kelsey and Ben sweat it out in Chula Vista, but also keep it hyperlocal as well when they started the Bancroft … Continue reading

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San Diego Grilling Season Is Here

Happy New year and if you live here, happy grilling season. A 365 day grilling season is convenient and I try not to take it for granted. I want to build a big outdoor grilling station, but right now my … Continue reading

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Desert Salad

New ingredients are the best Jerry…the best! Platforms for new textures and flavors beget new textures and flavors.  As soon as I pull in a new ingredient, old standbys become fresh fodder for new avenues.  Stumbled upon these barrel cactus … Continue reading

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Peruvian Scallop Ceviche “Tacos”

This dish originated a month or so ago at a dinner party I did for a 50th birthday.   When I got in contact with Bryan from Whissel Realty a couple days later.  This delicious little creation was all I could think … Continue reading

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Seafood and Eat It

Had a lovely time cooking a 10 person dinner party the other night.  Seafood for a 50th birthday was requested;  I went a bit overboard on the seafood request…gigitty. I was fired up to cook a few items this night. … Continue reading

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Mandarinquats

As it so often does; the process of my dinners reveal a culinary gem that wouldn’t fruit* without the lack of a shopping list.  What I mistakenly called Tangiquats are actually called Mandarinquats.  Lovely little fruit if you’ve ever enjoyed … Continue reading

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