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My 2014 in Food

Some of my favorite dishes of 2014…  

Lemongrass Green Curry Sausage in Chard

Pigs in a Blanket

Its been a while since I dabbled with charcuterie, but this new book; ‘The New Charcuterie Cookbook’ came along and I couldn’t resist.  It has just about every meat I like, preserved with those odd spices and flavors I love to experiment with. From the very first recipe, I was hooked.  It was as though… 

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Korean Sweet Potato Noodles

Crowd Pleaser

It’s a vegan AND gluten-free dish.  I don’t know how many of those I have in my repertoire, but at a recent gathering at my home the other day, when I realized I had more vegan and gluten-free guests than meat eaters.  I had to come up with a dish–not crudite and hummus–for them to… 

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Food Fighters on NBC

Food Fighters Season 2

Click on image to view video clips from Food Fighters on NBC One of my favorite episodes of TV: Food Fighters on NBC 14 year old Troy vs Chef Rocco DiSpirito This shows the power of generations old home recipes: Alice vs. Chef Marcel Vigneron Amber vs. celebrity chef Nadia G

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On the Menu Chef Emeril Lagasse

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cauliflower soup

Cauliflower Soup(s)

  This is a gateway dish.  Say ‘vegan’ to me and you’ll get a groan.  I’m not opposed, but no ‘vegan’ dish is anything I’ve ever craved or gave a second thought to after eating it.  But this one did it for me.  I’ll walk through the farmer’s market and see a beautiful head of… 

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Meatballs are the easiest things to make and they are always a crowd pleaser.  They pretty much break down into a few mix and match ingredients:  ground meat (pork, chicken, lamb); fresh herbs (chopped parsley, cilantro, basil); spices (Middle Eastern, Asian, Italian); a starch (breadcrumbs, rice, crushed nuts), aromatics (shallot, onion, garlic) and an egg… 

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drunken noodle

One Night in Bangkok

This dish was the first thing I ate when I got off the plane in Bangkok while I was shooting ‘Extreme Chef’.  Its one of those dishes that truly has a food memory.  Even today when I eat this, I am transported back to a tropical 80 degree evening wandering around the Silom district of… 

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