Hi! I roam the Earth seeking out good company, novel ideas, and delicious food to inspire my next kitchen adventure. The world is a big place and as long as there's something out there I haven't tried, I'll be photographing and writing about my adventures both at home and abroad. Join me on my delicious adventures as I taste my way around the world.
Ratatouille is a bowl of summer’s bounty, elevated beyond the sum of its parts, through the magic of heat and time. Sadly, out of season ingredients, and bad preparations have left most people craving the Disney flick over the summer stew from Provence. If you’ve ever had a good ratatouille though, it’s a memory that’s [...] Similar Recipes: Curried Ratatoui […]
Summer’s upon us, and while the mornings remain cool here in Napa, the blazing summer sun heats the valley like a giant clay oven. It’s the kind of weather that discourages any serious cooking, which is why I like to rely on salads like this which can be made before my place gets too hot. [...] Similar Recipes: Avocado Tofu Salad Sesame Beef Bowl Poached Tom […]
For Americans, the word “pudding” may evoke images of Bill Cosby hawking cups of the rich creamy chocolate dessert on TV, but elsewhere in the world, “pudding” is a word used to describe a whole family of dense starch-based dishes that can be either sweet or savory. Summer pudding hails form the UK where it [...] Similar Recipes: Rose Scented Nutella Brioche […]
Gyoza(餃子) is the Japanese version of the Chinese dumpling Jiaozi(饺子). Better known as “potstickers” in the US, they’re delightful little dumplings made with garlicky meat and vegetables, wrapped in a thin noodle-like wrapper with pleated edges. I created this meatless version for a vegan client, but they turned out so well, I may never use [...] Similar Reci […]
For many, there’s a direct relationship between fancy food and effort. But with a few quality ingredients, it’s not difficult to make a dinner-party-worthy dish in less time than it takes to order a pizza. This steak with cheese and mushrooms is incredibly simple and yet the melted Brie turns into a luscious sauce that [...] Similar Recipes: Steak with Mushr […]