Goat cheese ravioli with herb cream sauce

Ravioli in a pinch

Originally appeared in the March 10, 2011 edition of the Southside Times.

Some culinarians are devout about traditional classifications of well-known specialties and the techniques employed to achieve the hallmarks those dishes.  Without doubt, among these purists are those who’d dare not deign subscription to a designation which fell short of that orthodox criteria.  Understandable.  To a great degree, I’m still one of these purists.  I wince each time I hear Guy Fieri’s ignoble brand of “gringo sushi.”  I mean, come on—pulled pork, French fries, wrapped in rice paper?  More after the jump: (more…)

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Prosciutto-wrapped chicken with ricotta and sage

The fare is fowl

Originally appeared in the January 27, 2011 edition of the Southside Times.


In certain critical kitchen cliques, chicken has a reputation for being boring, insipidly safe, and purported to be the culprit of many dull dishes.  But I’m of the mind that chicken’s only as mediocre as the cook caring for the recipe—the maestro in charge of the music, in other words.

Take this week’s recipe.  There are a scant number of ingredients, sure; but they’re intended to be a collaboration, both complimenting and contrasting to create a humble little harmony.  Read more here: (more…)

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