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Week of March 12 to 17

Bespoke Dining

This morning while I was reading my latest Tweets I came across a new term:  bespoke dining.  This is a brand new term for me.  I googled what bespoke means.  According to, bespoke is

Confessions of a Culinary Graduate

One topic that has fascinated me since I really got into the culinary world is the art of plating. In culinary school, this was a confounding subject to me. What did it really mean to be artful? Some of my fellow students were naturally beautiful plate designers.

All Hail the Potato!

A friend of mine asked me a while ago what food I would take if I was stranded on an island. Planning for food and being stranded seems contradictory, but I digress. I answered immediately, “potatoes”. I love potatoes and for this reason I don’t think that I will ever be a size 10 again.

Why I love making dinner:

People often ask me what my secret is. Why do I love cooking so much? The only way that I can answer that is to say, “it’s the way that I relax”. In my former career after 10-12 hours of working I would come home and cook. I felt refreshed and energized afterwards and delightfully rewarded more often than not. Often with a glass of wine in my hand I would create the end of the day meal to unwind.