Sandrine Chappaz Chocolate

SANDRINE CHAPPAZ CHOCOLATE

A couple of weeks ago, I took a trip to the Savoie, a region of France that was once a dukedom of Italy. As you travel through France,...

 
 
 
Peanut Butter Paprika Cookies

PEANUT BUTTER PAPRIKA COOKIES

There isn't quite a word for “pie” in French. Tourte describes a double-crusted, enclosed pastry of some sort, but isn't quite the...

Grilled Baby Back Ribs

GRILLED BABY BACK RIBS

People don't associate French cooking with grilling. But if you go to any neighborhood festival in the summer, out in the countryside,...

 
 
 
Le Petit Grain

LE PETIT GRAIN

A few months ago, I started following an interesting-looking Instagram account of a bakery in Paris that was making all their breads...

Bistro Pierre Lapin

BISTRO PIERRE LAPIN

People are impressed with the French and their relationship to food, especially a meal. So much so that UNESCO added the gastronomic...

 
 
 
White Negroni

WHITE NEGRONI

While my computer is still in the shop I've been eking out posts while praying to the gods, or technicians at Apple, that I get it...

Plum and Rhubarb Crisp

PLUM AND RHUBARB CRISP

I'm not sure if I just returned from lunch, or if I was privy to a top-secret breeding ground for a race of super lovely people, that...

 
 
 
Plum Flaugnarde

PLUM FLAUGNARDE

Once again, I found myself with an overload of fruit. Sure, I like pears and apples, which show up at the market on the cusp of autumn....

Creme Brulee

CREME BRULEE

When it was on the cusp of popularity in the U.S., I sort of introduced crème brûlée to a restaurant where I was working at the time,...

 
 
 
Carnitas

CARNITAS

What to do when people call you thirty minutes before you've invited them for dinner? It's something I don't understand. If you're...

Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

SALTED BUTTER CARAMEL SAUCE

This is my favorite, go-to salted butter caramel sauce. There are no real tricks or fancy techniques. And while staying in friend's...

 
 
 
Republic of Booza

REPUBLIC OF BOOZA

I'm always interested in ice cream, no matter where it's from. But probably the most intriguing one I've ever come across was booza...

One-Bottle Scotch Cocktail

ONE-BOTTLE SCOTCH COCKTAIL

Some people get irked when they want to make a cocktail recipe, and as they gather the ingredients, they find that some things are...

 
 
 
Plum Sorbet

PLUM SORBET

When I wrote the first edition of The Perfect Scoop. I only allowed myself to use the word “refreshing “ once, which I'm pretty sure...

Eggplant and Yogurt Spread with Saffron

EGGPLANT AND YOGURT SPREAD WITH SAFFRON

When Anissa Helou told me she was writing a book on the foods of the Islamic world, I was surprised, and a little curious. I didn't...

 
 
 
The Quarter and Sixth Sheet Pan

THE QUARTER AND SIXTH SHEET PAN

Of all the favorite finds I've come across in the last few years, one of my favorites have been these mini sheet pans. Most professional...

Green Salad with Peas, Green Beans, and Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

GREEN SALAD WITH PEAS, GREEN BEANS, AND BUTTERMILK RANCH DRESSING

I love a big salad, especially in the summer. Actually, a big bowl of greens, one that includes lots of crunchy things, is one of my...

 
 
 
Banana Bread

BANANA BREAD

I've been thinking about Banana Bread lately, mostly due to an assortment of bananas that are taking up valuable real estate in my...

Red Chile Braised Beef

RED CHILE BRAISED BEEF

We find ourselves eating in, rather than going out, more than not. For one thing, the food is often better, or just simpler. Maybe...

 
 
 



Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Velvety smooth Butternut Squash Soup made in the Instant Pot. With Thai flavors infused in the soup, this one is definitely keeper! Read more ...

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Crunchy, Sweet, and Perfectly Spiced, this Pumpkin Spice Granola is a delicious Fall treat! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and only 7 ingredients! Read more ...

Chefs In Shorts Party Pics 2018

Chefs In Shorts Party Pics 2018

The weather was perfect. The food was better than ever. And there were a few thousand guests and about fifty Chefs at the annual Chefs In Shorts hosted by the Seaport Hotel and... Read more ...

Three First-Place Trophies at OC Press Club Awards!

Three First-Place Trophies at OC Press Club Awards!

A few weeks ago during a ceremony at the Newport Beach Marriott, my OC Weekly colleagues and I won 25 Orange County Press Club Awards , including 14 First-Place nods. I was... Read more ...

Is Hard Cider Just Alcoholic Apple Juice for Adults?

Is Hard Cider Just Alcoholic Apple Juice for Adults?

Hard cider is a polarizing beverage. For years now it has been declared to be the next big alcohol trend, but while growth is slowly rising, for the most part cider is still... Read more ...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

These chewy pumpkin chocolate chip granola bars are easy to make! No butter, oil, refined flour or sugar & just 34 calories! Read more ...

Easy 30-Minute Beef Taco Chili

Easy 30-Minute Beef Taco Chili

Easy 30-Minute Beef Taco Chili - Don't have all day to simmer? No problem! This EASY, hearty taco chili is ready in 30 minutes! Read more ...

APPLE PLUM CRUMBLE

APPLE PLUM CRUMBLE

Juicy apples and plums baked under the crunchy oaty crumble topping. This apple and plum crumble is guaranteed to satisfy any appetite. Read more ...

Oven-Baked Fries with Lentil Hummus

Oven-Baked Fries with Lentil Hummus

These Oven-Baked Potato Fries are SO good and crispy. They are very healthy and go really well with homemade lentil hummus. Vegan, GF. Read more ...

VeganMoFo 2018 16: Menu: Show Them Your Curry from The Superfun Times Vegan...

VeganMoFo 2018 16: Menu: Show Them Your Curry from The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook

Welcome to week three of MoFo! This week, my theme is menus. These are similar to recipe round-ups, except they focus on a specific menu suggestion from a book, and how it all... Read more ...