Holy Smokes

Bao Buns with Smoked Shimeji Mushrooms & Cashew Hoisin Sauce

Bao Buns with Smoked Shimeji Mushrooms & Cashew Hoisin Sauce: Let’s be clear – I am not a vegan. There is very little to nothing that I will not try, let alone devour if it tastes great. In New England, … Continue reading

Spring Aspiring

Spring Asparagus Soup

Spring Asparagus Soup with Fresh Fennel & Lavender Croutons: Motivation, especially in cooking, can sometimes be elusive and sometimes have the gravitational pull of Jupiter. Early May in New England still awaits the full throttle of Spring, but I’m all … Continue reading

Pearls of Wisdom

Fregola Sarda Pasta with Olives & Tomatoes

Fregola Sarda Pasta with Olives & Tomatoes: The other night Victoria and I shared an amazing Italian dinner with some close friends. It was the kind of meal that lingered with me for days, as I craved just one more … Continue reading

Vegging Out

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice: I came across an article recently on how Thomas Edison arrived at inventing the light bulb. It was actually some eighty years earlier where less well known scientists experimented with electricity that made carbon filaments glow. But … Continue reading

Searching Wildly

Edible Wild White Roses

Wild Edible Walk: Victoria and I went on a “Foraging for Dinner” walk through the woods at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA with regional environmental expert Russ Cohen. A walk with Russ is unlike any stroll through woodlands that you … Continue reading

Naked with Ravioli


Beet Gnudi with Caraway Sauce: In business, when people I’ve just met ask me “how would you describe yourself,” I’m always tickled by the same answer that pops into my mind. With a grin that only I can see on … Continue reading

I Heart Pâté

Lentil Pâté with Truffle & Pistachios: The winter season tends to welcome more opportunities to indulge in evil dishes. Victoria and I spent the holiday in Vermont skiing and partaking in regional farm-raised dishes, local cheeses and pates, rich in … Continue reading