While traveling in Europe and North Africa for the last two weeks, I called my friend, Juan Jose from Filaki farms in Oregon House, to find out if his organic greenhouse tomatoes are ripening fast enough.
To my pleasant surprise, he committed to pro... Full story
Greek Easter will be celebrated this coming Sunday. The seven weeks of Lent, in the Greek Orthodox Church tradition, are the preparation to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
During this period, followers traditionally abstain fro... Full story
While visiting Boulette's Larder in San Francisco last year, I made a great discovery. Traditionally, there is a farmer's market every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in front of the ferry building.
There are often multiple stands selling fresh organ... Full story
Throughout the years I have tasted a great many lemon tarts and my favorite is definitely the one that is served at Boulettes Larder restaurant in San Francisco at the Ferry Building. I personally recommend using Meyer lemons mainly because they are ... Full story
While visiting Florida and the Bahamas last week, I developed a great appreciation for the grouper fish. I decided to create a recipe that will pay tribute to the natural flavors of this fish.
There are about 21 species of grouper found in the Carib... Full story
I have experimented with mashed potato gateau for quite a while, and it is only after a lucky occurrence that I discovered the richness and complexity of this dish.
This potato gateau — which can be offered as a side dish or entree — is ... Full story
The legend behind the Valentine's Day celebration is a bit inconsistent. According to various sources, Valentine's Day is named after an early Christian martyr named Valentine. He was persecuted as a Christian and sentenced to be executed under the R... Full story
This dish could be baked in individual serving size tartlet molds or in a large pastry shell, according to the number of guests and the kind of effect you wish to create. When well done, it is a work of art, mainly because the process of putting it t... Full story
This week's recipe is more of a fusion between East and West. Risotto is traditionally a north Italian rice dish. Theoretically, the Arabs brought rice to Sicily and Andalusia in about the 14th century.
Later on, the Po Valley, which runs from the w... Full story
Lamb stews are quite popular in the Mediterranean, and there are as many recipes as there are villages. In Morocco, lamb stews are often prepared with olives, nuts, plums or apricots, honey and exotic spices.
In Greece and the Middle East, there is ... Full story