Tomato, Green Bean Chopped Salad w/White Truffle Oil and Pomegranate Vinegar

I made this dish for the Cooking Demo at Williams-Sonoma, July 10th (following a trip to the Farmer’s Market) in Los Gatos. The Truffle Oil was too good to pass up… just sitting there, in the back shelf of Williams-Sonoma, where I was washing the produce from the Farmer’s Market. I just HAD to use it. I […]

Cooking demo, Williams-Sonoma, July 10th

We found wonderful looking, enticing produce at the Los Gatos Farmer’s Market this morning for my cooking demo at Williams-Sonoma (WS). First, we (me and my group) walked through the entire market without buying a single thing. We said HELLO to the vendors while looking for new, different, intriguing foods. Then, got down to business. […]

Indian-inspired veggies, and a burger

I swear, some of the best meals – ever – come from what is found in the fridge, freezer and pantry. Stacey and I were verrry pleased with our lunch today.

Green beans w/caramelized onions and shallots

Green beans, filet beans, haricot verts

Green beans have a hard time absorbing flavors b/c of its tight-waxy skin, so, the trick to picking up a flavor is to blanch them or soak them in a salt bath in order to get the tight cellulose walls to open up. This will allow flavors to be absorbed.