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Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad

Ah, it's summer barbecue season. Ribs, corn on the cob, watermelon, baked beans, deviled eggs and homemade ice cream! Did I forget to mention pasta salad? Pasta salad always makes an appearance at summer barbecues. But, like some nerdy kid no one quite remembers inviting, pasta salad always gets pushed to the back – overlooked and forgotten. That's because there are two schools of thought when it comes to pasta salad: the bland (featuring mayonnaise, celery and a mid-century fear of flavor) or the bold (1980's multi-hued fusilli drowning in sweet vinaigrette). It's this fundamental lack of charisma and/or class that has given pasta salad an inferiority complex. Read More


About Greg

I started my blog on a whim. I was looking for a creative challenge, which may sound odd because I spent 20 years as an entertainment industry photographer. I’m not talking paparazzi, I don’t have the personality to hide in the bushes! I like fresh takes on the familiar. My recipes are often simple, modern and colorful, with roots in traditional styles. I'm the author of two cookbooks. I’ve been a speaker at IFBC, Food Buzz and Camp Blogaway. I’ve led cooking demonstrations in Panama and Costa Rica and developed recipes for major brands. I’ve traveled to Peru, Mexico, Norway and Alaska to promote culinary and/or vineyard travel tours. I was even featured in Food & Wine Magazine. I also co-host The Table Set on Home Fries podcast network.