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I have a new favorite culinary oil – Argan, from Morocco. Learn more here.

Meet my new favorite culinary oil – Argan, from Morocco. It has an absolutely delicious nutty taste, reminds me a little of pumpkin seed oil (but less intense) and can be used in all sorts of applications – in dressings, to flavor grains, drizzled on grilled protein or vegetables, and…

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Strawberries Baked Alaska

This recipe celebrates one of the first – and sweetest — harbingers of spring: local strawberries. Sure, the supermarket offers strawberries all year ‘round, but the gems that are grown locally and show up in season boast way more flavor than their cousins from the other side of the world.  …

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Raw Asparagus, Mushroom and Parsley Salad with Pistachios and Parmesan

Raw Asparagus, Mushroom and Parsley Salad with Pistachios and Parmesan Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 Kosher Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 pound thick asparagus, tough stems discarded and the stems peeled 1 cup flat leaf…

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Last week at Lake Austin Spa I demo’ed this Raw Asparagus, Mushroom and Parsley Salad. Here is the recipe.

Here is the recipe for the Raw Asparagus, Mushroom and Parsley Salad that I demo’ed at the Lake Austin Spa Last Week. It is topped with pistachios and parmesan, dressed with evoo and fresh lemon, and embellished with extra herbs from their garden – orange mint, lemon thyme and chervil…

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This guy gave the most incredible speech at the University Club in NYC the other night.

The topic? Food memory. There will never be another Jacques Pepin. He is one of a kind. The food world is so lucky to have him.

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I will be one of the judges on “Beat Bobby Flay” on Sunday, May 5th at 10pm.

I will be a judge on “Beat Bobby Flay,” Episode 2005, Something’s Fishy. The show features Chef and Restaurateur Richard Blais and TV host Natalie Morales who have brought in San Antonio’s premiere Mexican Chef, Johnny Hernandez, and skilled New Jersey Chef, Coby Farrow, to help them kick Bobby out of his…

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I was recently a guest on the podcast, “Kitchen Chat,” with Margaret McSweeney and Jaime Laurita.

I joined Host, Margaret McSweeney, and Chef Jaime Laurita in the Viking and La Cornue Showroom for the podcast, “Kitchen Chat: Savor the Day.” Among the things we talked about was the fact that Jaime’s first television appearance was on my show, “Cooking Live.” Here is a link to the web site. Hope you will…

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Here is my latest column for the U of M alumni magazine. The topic: how to get more veggies into your diet.

As spring emerges, so do the farmers markets, soon bursting with everything from endive to eggplants. Given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends consuming 2 ½ to 3 cups of vegetables per day, now is a great time to start slipping more veggies into your diet. My latest column…

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Greek Style Rice Pilaf

With the exception of ooey-gooey potato concoctions, side dishes rarely get any respect. Most of us devote our love and attention to the protein in the center of the plate and then throw together some kind of vegetable and/or starch as an after-thought. Here, however, is a pilaf fully capable…

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On April 5th and 6th I will be participating in a Food Writing Forum at the New School University Center in Manhattan. Find out more here.

Food writing is in transition from the world of print to the digital world. On April 5th and 6th I will be participating in “Food Writing Forum: Opportunities and Challenges in a Digital Age” at the New School University Center in Manhattan. Hope you will join me! You can find out…

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