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

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

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

Tale of Two Tails

Maine Lobster Sausage with Fish Velouté Sauce

Maine Lobster Sausage with Fish Velouté Sauce: While traveling recently over a long weekend, I stumbled upon a Swedish restaurant off-the-beaten-path of Maine’s beautiful coastline. As always with any new restaurant, I like sitting at the bar for dinner and … Continue reading

Foie Gras Parable

Foie Gras with Strawberry Balsamic Gastrique

Foie Gras with Strawberry Balsamic Gastrique: Foie gras lovers face an uphill battle on a topic glazed in controversy, disdain, and even anger. A controversy that is both important, but at the same time, often misunderstood. Foie gras is not … Continue reading

Rillettes Race

Seared Rabbit Rillettes with Rosemary Polenta & Wine Crème Sauc

Rabbit Rillettes: I was wandering aimlessly through the market recently like a bored child. Actually went in with no plan or otherwise list of anything to purchase, just seemed apropos at the time as it was a nice market. Much … Continue reading