We all love apples and everybody has their favorite. Mine is Gala, while my husband enjoys Granny Smiths and Honeycrisps. Many people are surprised to learn that “eating” apples aren’t necessarily the best for cooking, although some apples can be used for both. Below is a list of the... Read More | Share it now!
Okay, so most of us grew up enjoying classic Campbell’s chicken noodle or tomato soup. It was the ultimate comfort food on a cold snowy day. As kids, we thought it was the best thing ever. But let’s be realistic, how many of us still enjoy it as adults? What once seemed great doesn’t... Read More | Share it now!
I find it interesting that so often, during my initial complimentary meeting, a new potential client does not like seafood – at all. The world’s oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface and contain an incredible and diverse array of food sources that are plentiful, delicious and above all,... Read More | Share it now!
Corned beef has been around for a long time (since the 17th century), but why is it called “corned beef”? Well, it has nothing to do with corn at all. In those days, corn simply meant a “small particle”. So to “corn” beef was to pack it with a small particle, salt in this case. But... Read More | Share it now!
I’ve read that wine can be considered a separate course in meal. Not served sequentially like a traditional course, but simultaneously with food. Think of it as two courses served together that complement each other. The classical notion of pairing was that white wine should be served with... Read More | Share it now!
As those who live in the Washington, D.C., metro area know, driving longer distances can be quite a challenge. This is especially true during the morning and evening rush hours which seem to last longer and longer. Even during midday, driving the beltway presents a logistical challenge given... Read More | Share it now!
As a personal chef, I often get requests for specific diets and dietary restrictions. So often there is a new diet trend designed to promote overall health and well-being (Mediterranean) as well as to address specific health issues (gluten free). Of course, there are also the tried and true... Read More | Share it now!
Over my many years as a personal chef in the Washington, DC, area, I get many interesting requests for particular dishes. Sometimes the client wants a common dish with a particular twist, or sometimes it’s a request for something I’ve never prepared. Recently, I catered a party for 30... Read More | Share it now!
Why would I need to cook 5 pounds of bacon? Why, to make enough BLT dip to feed 100 people attending the graduation ceremony of two teams of the Hero Dogs! Congratulations to Frankie (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) and Rosie (Rosie the Riveter) for making the lives of two of our veterans so much... Read More | Share it now!