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Chef Tom’s Big Adventure: Paris, Day Three

Paris, day three. Paris, despite the techno-goblins, was glorious.  My friend Mary Small, who was there when I was, told me just yesterday that Mercury was sitting square in retrograde at the time. No frickin’ wonder. All of those techno-dead ends, computer breakdowns and communications false starts could not have been my fault, right? Right. […]

Cooking Event: A Night in Persia, December 13, cookhouse

Cooking Event: A Night in Persia, December 13, cookhouse My guest chef, Saeid Movaja,  is from Tehran. Not only does he have talent in the kitchen, but he’s an accomplished musician. For example. he plays something called the bağlama or the Saz. We are in for a treat. Learn how to prepare traditional and popular recipes Cook […]

Cooking Our Books: Back to Square One (August 29)

Saturday, August 29 is the third cooking event in our series called “Cooking Our Books.” Our favorite cookbook this time will be from one of the most inspiring chefs ever, Joyce Goldstein.  Back to Square One features recipes from her world-famous restaurant which was in San Francisco from 1984 until 1996. Chef Goldstein bravely explores […]

Cooking Our Books: Maximum Flavor

Saturday July 11 was the second in a series of three cooking events we’re lovingly referring to as “Cooking Our Books.”  Chef Stanley Lui and I are collaborating and featuring recipes from our favorite cookbooks. The first one was Jerusalem, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. One of the best meals ever! This last one […]