Monday, December 15, 2014


Local smoked mackerel with pickled anchovies, garden brassicas and garlic purée.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Cocoa butter encased beets with gold and black salt-sutffed with mole inspired goat cheese - a passed appetizer for this year's Meals On Wheels Culinary Classique.

Monday, December 8, 2014

An Evening Walk on the Coast

Earlier this week I was walking along the coast between Big Sur and Monterey when I came across this incredible native mortar rock hidden in the tall grass. There is nothing more humbling that thinking about the thousands of years of cooks who have made this coast their home.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter Musings

Working on new menus with an espresso and the new Art of Eating is a guilty pleasure...