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Not Your Mom’s Tuna Casserole

  I think it would be fair to say that lately there has been a little sticker shock at the grocery store. The factors can be explained by higher wages, supply and demand disruptions caused by the ...

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Smoking Seafood

My favorite food is seafood, so naturally that would play a big part in my summer project to learn how to use a charcoal/wood smoker like a pro. Some of my first smoking experiments were ribs and ...

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How to Make and Use Preserved Lemons

  My first exposure to preserved lemons was when I worked at Café du Midi some 25 years ago. Café du Midi was a very special place to work, not just because of its amazing Mediterranean-influenced ...

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Classic Niçoise Salad makes a Return

  Summer is in full swing, and we are trying to make the best of it! One of the high points of my summer so far has been teaching one of my favorite classic dishes: the Niçoise Salad in a recent ...

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Not Just Another Salad

  My husband and I have been renovating our home for the past few months, and with all of the noise, dust, and disruption, cooking has been the last thing on my mind! That being said, we still need ...

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Do the Hokey-Poké

  I just returned from a fantastic 10-day trip to Hawaii with my family. We really took advantage of all that the island had to offer. From the crystal clear waters to the incredibly fresh seafood ...

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Weeknight Surf and Turf

  One question I get asked over and over on my social media channels is how do I cook a meal from scratch nearly every night of the week? I have a full time job in the city. My commute is about 90 ...

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Easy and Elegant Sesame Seared Tuna

Chefs are a lot alike in many respects. We like to work in a kitchen that offers us opportunities to learn. Many of us have had more jobs throughout our careers than people in other professions ...

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