The BLiSS* Trip – Chef Tom’s NEW Culinary Adventure

I invite you to join me and a select group of fellow travelers on Hipp Kitchen’s next mindful culinary adventure, The BLiSS* Trip, September 21 to October 5, 2017. *Barcelona, Lisbon, San Sebastian The Iberian Peninsula has four classic cuisines — Spanish, Catalan, Basque and Portuguese — and we’ll explore each one, with culinary tour professionals […]

Lisbon: You don’t know what you got til it’s back.

At long last. A blog post. I am alive and well. VERY well, in fact. Today is our second day in Barcelona. We just spent three glorious days in San Sebastian. Five amazing days in Lisbon was before that. We’re two thirds into the culinary adventure and it’s been quite the ride. Sorry for no […]

Paleo-Friendly Crispy Cantonese Chicken and Asian Fried Rice

After 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. […]

Recipe: Smoky Beef Chili and (killer) Paleo Corn Bread

Another 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, […]

A few of my favorite things

February 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 […]

French 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 […]

Holiday Parties inspired by Spain

November 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 […]

Chef 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 […]