Strip steaks with gorgonzola and wilted spinach

Marinated strip steaks—a sure thing

Originally appeared in the May 26, 2011 edition of the Southside Times.

Whether you’re outside enjoying the grill, or in the kitchen seeking shelter from pop-up torrents, this recipe takes strip steak from ordinary to gourmet with a few painless alterations.  Read more after the jump: (more…)

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Published in: on May 26, 2011 at 8:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Grilled tuna with olive and caper orzo

Can you keep a simple secret?

Originally appeared in the May 19, 2011 edition of the Southside Times.


Something simple—that was my goal for this week.  An uncomplicated entrée: grilled tuna—light, delicate, perfect for a temperate day in May.  Afterward I started mentally leafing through proper accompaniments.  Pasta and rice sounded nice, but what variety?  And then a compromise came to mind—a starch possessing elements of both.  Read more after the jump: (more…)

Published in: on May 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Asparagus soup with black truffle cream

Asparagus: good fare for us

Originally appeared in the May 12, 2011 edition of the Southside Times.

Slender, healthy, and easy on the eyes.  While it might be a description to which some aspire, I’m actually talking about asparagus.  Harvested between March and late June, now is the perfect time to take advantage of this venerable perennial.  Continue to read after the jump: (more…)

Traditional tamales

Pay homage with tamales

Originally appeared in the May 05, 2011 edition of the Southside Times.

My first foodservice job was at a Mexican restaurant, so I’m biased when it comes to the aforementioned fare.  Often mistaken for Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo honors the Mexican victory over French troops in Puebla in 1862.  Like many facets of the Mexican food-culture, Americans have discovered that Cinco de Mayo is much more than half-priced margaritas.  Read more after the jump: (more…)

Published in: on May 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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