Food should give you pleasure, not pressure.
Chef Tom is currently Resident Chef for a small tech firm in San Francisco. He also teaches cooking classes, caters small parties and leads overseas culinary tours.
Hipp Kitchen is grounded in the pleasures of allergen-free cooking, especially when it comes to the five worst allergens: gluten, dairy, soy, shellfish and peanuts.
If you are an allerginista who is convinced your food choices are limited, you've come to the right place.
We also love food enthusiasts who are passionate about flavor, texture and variety and may or may not have a concern about food being allergen-friendly.
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Blog CityThe BLiSS* Trip – Chef Tom’s NEW Culinary AdventureI invite you to join me and a select group of fellow travelers on Hipp Kitchen’s next mindful culinary adventure, The BLiSS Trip (Barcelona, Lisbon, San Sebastian), September 21 to October 5, 2017. The Iberian Peninsula has four classic cuisines — Spanish, Catalan, Basque and Portuguese — and we’ll explore each one, with culinary tour professionals […]View post
Blog CityPaleo-Friendly Crispy Cantonese Chicken and Asian Fried RiceAfter three sold-out “The Pleasures of Paleo” classes and preparing umpteen Paleo friendly dishes for my crew, I have learned (again) that simple is best and sticking with a particular flavor profile (in this case Asian), eating Paleo can be dee-licious. These two recipes were a hit this last week, particularly the Asian (cauliflower) Rice. […]View post
Blog CityRecipe: Smoky Beef Chili and (killer) Paleo Corn BreadAnother winner at the Couchsurfing buffet! Beef chili and cornbread. Cool weather means something warm and homey on the table. What’s better than a steaming bowl of hearty beef chili and a big hunk of butter-slathered cornbread? A short history “Chili and cornbread were both economically viable food options for people in the American Southwest, […]View post
Blog CityA few of my favorite thingsFebruary 21, 2017 My weekend morning routine has evolved into something really nice. Comforting. I get to take part in an old-fashioned, small-town, everyone knows everyone, neighborhoody experience even though I live in the big city. I absolutely love it. These are a few of my favorite things. I wake at 6, get showered and […]View post
Blog CityFrench classic: Pommes Anna (potatoes Anna)September 2, 2016 Pommes Anna is crispy potatoes outside, soft and creamy potatoes inside, this French classic makes a crowd-pleasing side dish. Served hot, warm, or at room temperature, it add s a bit of class to whatever you’re serving. This version happens to be AIP Paleo-friendly, too. Read its colorful history below. Ingredients: 3 lbs […]View post
Blog CityHoliday Parties inspired by SpainNovember 15, 2015 Holiday Parties inspired by Spain Chef Tom just returned from an extended adventure of discovery. Much of his time was spent in Barcelona and San Sebastian. Now he’s back and would love to bring the amazing varieties of flavors and textures to you. We’re approaching the holidays and Chef Tom has TWO […]View post
Blog CityChef Tom’s BIG Adventure:
Food was SO good!November 1, 2015 Chef Tom’s BIG Adventure: The food was SO good! Paris, Barcelona, San Sebastian and Istanbul. SPAIN I am back. Thank you to those who participated in Chef Tom’s BIG Adventure and voted. That was a blast. I have to say, though, that Spain, especially San Sebastian, was my favorite part of the […]View post
Blog CityVote Winner: Döner KebapOctober 12, 2015 Vote Winner: Döner Kebap Over too soon. Took some doing but I found it. This is Chef Burat. Sawing away at his wonderful döner kebab. He wants to stop but I tell him to keep going. Then he points to me letting his friends know I am a chef from California who […]View post
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I invite you to join me and a select group of fellow travelers on Hipp Kitchen’s next mindful culinary adventure, The ...
After three sold-out “The Pleasures of Paleo” classes and preparing umpteen Paleo friendly dishes for my crew, I have learned ...
Another winner at the Couchsurfing buffet! Beef chili and cornbread. Cool weather means something warm and homey on the table. ...
February 21, 2017 My weekend morning routine has evolved into something really nice. Comforting. I get to take part in ...
As Resident Chef preparing daily lunch for a small team, sometimes there is a weekly favorite: this week it's Char ...
September 2, 2016 Pommes Anna is crispy potatoes outside, soft and creamy potatoes inside, this French classic makes a crowd-pleasing ...