A year ago I attended a cooking class taught by Adam Halberg the executive chef of Barcelona restaurants. The dish of the day was Paella. And one of the ingredients he used was spanish smoked paprika.
I was immediately struck by its smoky flavor….it created such a depth of flavor in the … Continue Reading ››
Looking for a great accompaniment for your wine, or an unusual garnish for your salads and soups? Then look no further.
I found a neat little recipe….really simple to implement with lots of flavor….Parmesan Crisps!
Shred some parmesan cheese. On a baking dish lined with parchment paper, drop mounds of parmesan … Continue Reading ››
My family and I like to eat seafood often. We try to eat fish at least once a week. Nothing like a fresh grilled salmon, or a good bowl of mussels fra diavolo!
Another one of my favorites is something called seafood stew. Whole bunch of mixed sea food thrown into a pot with white … Continue Reading ››
A couple of weeks ago we were driving up to Kent, CT with some friends for the Litchfield Jazz festival. Our friends are from Brooklyn with the best eateries around them, and Manhattan with everything it has to offer, just steps away. So each time they visit us in Fairfield County CT, we … Continue Reading ››
For me, the seafood eating experience has to be the total package ie: great seafood enjoyed in a beautiful waterfront setting. And living in Fairfield county – that is not asking for much, is it? On that quest, I have been to quite a few seafood places on the water in Fairfield county …but they tend … Continue Reading ››
Velvety smooth textures. Perfect levels of sweetness. Tons of flavors to choose from, including seasonal flavors along with the year-long favorites….I know a place that is to die for!
I have to confess that I am quite picky when it comes to frozen treats. I feel that most ice cream places tend to … Continue Reading ››
A few years ago I saw a Barefoot Contessa TV segment and I picked up a recipe she demonstrated. It has stuck with me for all this time.
As for my personal touch: I add some Grand Mariner to turn up the volume.
It’s a perfect summer time dessert. And the best … Continue Reading ››
I love spicy food. I love food with a strong punch of flavor. A well made falafel satisfies that craving for me…every time. So when I crave a falafel sandwich…I go to the best place in Fairfield County: Layla’s Falafel in Stamford.
One bite off of their falafel sandwich - and I … Continue Reading ››
Ever tried cooking in a clay pot?!!!
It’s a tradition going back to hundreds of years in many cultures in Africa, Europe and Asia. It’s a tradition that is still in practice in Columbia where it was started almost 700 years ago!
The idea was to soak the clay pot in … Continue Reading ››
Most of us think of French food and we think of crepes or baguettes…..but there is so much more to it than that. I have discovered that French cuisine is a very delicate cuisine created with extreme finesse. Yes, there is a lot of butter in most dishes…but even the butter flavor shines … Continue Reading ››