Octopus!

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Octopus is one of my favorite things. Not only is it a beautifully graceful sea creature it’s also (when cooked right) a delicious protein served hot or cold. I always poach my octopus in a well seasoned broth with the addition of a few corks. Not sure if this wives tale really works but it’s […]

Poached pear!

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I’m a dessert fan but I don’t like super sweet desserts. For this yummy dessert of poached pear with coco whipped cream, candies oat crumble and reduced apple juice I kept it pretty simple. The pear was poached in apple juice (no added sugar). The whipped cream is simply coco powder and a little sugar […]

Flavor Excursions #22 Greece

Here are a few highlights from Flavor Excursions #22 Greece. Thanks to Karen Wink for the photo credit.

Snack time

Home made patties and Guiness.

Home made Beef patties and Stout! My heritage,, JAMAICA!

CULINARIA The Caribbean

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CULINARIA has been my favorite go to cook book for years. It’s so much more than a cookbook, more like an encyclopedia to the worlds culinary landscape. Everything from alcohol to deserts are covered regionally in each book be it France or Russia. I own many and The Caribbean is the latest to add to […]

Molecular Gastronomy

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Let me start out by saying that molecular gastronomy isn’t a trend that I’m about to hop on like an amusement park ride. I’ve dabbled a bit here and there with agar-agar and toyed with foams back in 1999 but it has never been a often used tool in my repertoire. Is it cool? Yes. […]

Friends cooking for Chef!

BBQ Shrimp

On a recent trip to New Orleans Oksana and I were blessed to be served THE most delicious shrimp I’ve ever had in my life! Friends Gino and Dawn Kalkanoglu took us to a local outdoor seafood market and purchased 4lbs of awesome 13/15 [#indicates the amount per lb]shrimp (probably a hours out of the […]

Serenade Supper Club #7

Photo by Karen E Wink, www.karenwink.com

We were pleased to have Kameron Corvet as our featured artist for the evening. Kameron’s sound and guitar playing left many wanting to hear more from him. August 1st Menu 1st course: – Heirloom tomato & mozzarella caprese salad with basil oil and white balsamic reduction 2nd course: – Red pepper braised chicken & rice […]

Keeping it fresh and fun with the guys at DISH DIVE!

1st draft of the nights menu.

DISH DIVE is a new restaurant located in KIRKWOOD owned and operated by Chef Travis Carroll & Jeff Myers. I have known Jeff over the last few years collaborating on some really cool dinners. Our first colab was Flavor Excursions #17 where the FE team featuring Chef Shane Devereux and executed a 6 course dinner […]

Serenade Supper Club! Trailer…

Serenade Supper Club, a great experience from whatever angle your enjoying it from. Check it out!