Shanghai Fresh

Shanghai Pork Dumplings

Shanghai Pork Wontons: Went to our local Asian market, again, and of course I got fresh dumpling wrappers dam’it. If you’ve ever made dumplings or wontons before and purchased the single option wonton wrappers from large chain grocery stores – … Continue reading

Fish Tale

Hamachi Crudo with Bok Choy, Radish, & Rice Wine Vinaigrette

Hamachi Sashimi with Bok Choy, Radish, & Rice Wine Vinaigrette: Truth be told, I do love the splendor of summer. My beautiful bride would disagree, as I tend to melt and burn from the hot sun even coated in 100 … Continue reading

Fancy Pants

Beef Sirloin with Caramelized Onion Sauce, Potato Pearls & Pickled Red Onion: I remember cooking for my friends many many years ago, and pushing my epicurean prowess then to make delicious dishes worthy of sharing  – Foie Gras Stuffed Schiaffoni; … Continue reading

The Butterfly Effect

Hamachi Tartare with Miso Pickled Cucumber & Salmon Roe

Hamachi Tartare with Miso Pickled Cucumber & Salmon Roe: Small changes to an initial intention can cause a chain reaction that leads to large changes and eventually a completely different end result – the butterfly effect. This happened to me … Continue reading

Teed Up

Spanish Ham Croquettes (Croquetas de Jamon)

Croquetas de Jamon (Spanish Ham Croquettes): Great cooking can be compared to golfing. If you have ever played golf, and your head was somewhere else or thinking about work or that person that ran you off the road, you will … Continue reading

Just For The Halibut

Grilled Halibut with Lemon Butter & Three Grain Rice: Vacationing in Maine is always extraordinary. There is something very special about Maine – the towering mountains that caress the ocean, the unmistakable rocky coastline, the salty beautiful people that are … Continue reading

Swimming Upstream

Pastrami-Cured Salmon with Yellow Pepper Sabayon & Poached Beet

Pastrami-Cured Salmon with Yellow Pepper Sabayon & Poached Beet More than not, I go against the grain – professionally, personally, and especially in cooking. Often misunderstood, but rightfully so, it is rooted in my inherent need to push myself, others, … Continue reading

Gyro Scope

Homemade Gyro with Yogurt Dill Sauce

Homemade Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce: Emotional stability is hard earned, and we have to work for it. It’s much like an ingredient made from scratch that takes time and patience, but the end result is worth it. Having grown up … Continue reading

It’s All About The Wine

Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash: I was in my new favorite wine store this week in Westford Mass, which truly is a mecca of great selections from around the world. As fate would have it, there was a single bottle of Bull’s Blood … Continue reading

Don’t Call Me Sue

Sous Vide Pork Belly with Soy Ginger Glaze

Sous Vide Pork Belly with Soy Ginger Glaze: My grandmother would often dare me. Dare me to try different foods, different spices, different flavors. She would dare me to do what basically, most people were afraid of, and without fail … Continue reading