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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 […]

It’s Strawberry Season!

Indulge yourself.  Get ’em while they’re at their peak! You have my permission, when something is in season, to eat as much of it as you can, whenever you can, while it’s still in season, because it will be at its peak of nutrition and flavor.  So, for example, if you have strawberries every day, […]

Green Cuisine

Leaves You’ll Love by Tom Herndon Poor vegetables.  Often neglected by diners for the protein, starch and dessert. My response to people who say they dislike a particular food, is “You just haven’t had it prepared well.” Greens, with their powerful healing properties, deserve to be star players on your plate. Below are recipes featuring Brussels […]

Aw, shucks!

You’ll grin from ear to ear! By Tom Herndon   “Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn.” ~ Garrison Keillor Tender yet firm, sweet yet salty, bursting out of its husk with juice, aroma, and steam…corn is one of the true pleasures of Summer. May through September is when corn is […]