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

Oh Crepe

Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo: Occasionally I find myself on a mission, usually in a mad scientist kind of fashion. A mission to perfect or otherwise alter traditional norms in cooking, and find new textures and flavors for the same dish making slight … 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

Winter Reboot

Slow Roasted Salmon with Skillet Barley & Broccolini & Horseradi

Slow Roasted Salmon with Skillet Barley & Horseradish Sauce: I took a sabbatical recently from posting to this blog. Not from cooking altogether, and not by design, but from a need to rethink and reinvent. Ok, and a little gravity … Continue reading

Summer Slow Down

Smoky Seafood Chowder

Smoky Seafood Chowder: It’s been a hot and unusually humid summer this year. The kind of humidity that makes you move in a lethargic slow-motion pace. However, nothing will prevent me from mustering the primordial energy to cook something unique … Continue reading