Who doesn't like cake? Layer, pound, torte, sponge, flourless, yeast, bundt, chiffon, and of course birthday. Don't get me started on flavors. We could be here all day. Cake is so beloved that there's very little room to trod new territory. But what about a savory cake? Is that a "thing"? Of course, there are crab cakes and fish cakes, or even nut loaves. I've had a pasta cake too, but it seemed more like a casserole than a cake. These delicious creations aren't quite what I mean. I mean a savory cake with the same proper crumb of its sweet brethren. Read More
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.