Category: Beverage

Crab Tacos with Jicama “Tortillas”

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It’s summer in North America. What summer foods come to mind? Watermelon? Popsicles? Burgers? For me it’s tacos. Especially seafood tacos. Fish Tacos. Shrimp Tacos and lately – Crab Tacos! I first recall eating fish tacos in the early-’90s in Baja, Mexico. We were strolling the back streets of Rosarito Beach when we stumbled onto…

Scallops with Sorrel Cream (à la Troisgros)

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Let’s have a history lesson. A history lesson that starts with Seared Scallops with Sorrel Cream – actually it ends with Seared Scallops with Sorrel Cream from my very own kitchen. The real lesson starts in a restaurant kitchen in Roane, France. In the 1960s the American culinary world was abuzz with the suddenly “discovered”…

Wild Alaskan Keta Salmon

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If you love salmon you may not give much thought to which salmon you buy. Salmon is salmon, right? Oh sure I know you look for a quality product and you may prefer wild salmon over farm raised salmon (or maybe the other way around??). Beyond that, salmon is salmon. It has a bold taste…

Bonny Doon “Le Pousseur” Syrah

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  Deep ruby red in color, with intense aromas of blackberries, cassis, licorice, pepper, and meaty undertones, this Syrah is from the brilliant wine maker Randall Grahm. The rich flavor of dark fruits and persistent tannins pair well with the fleshiness of flank steak, and the wine’s surprisingly tart and lively finish accents the tart…