The Best Thanksgiving Lessons Learned!

 

Over the years, I've been blessed to work alongside and learn from some of America's foremost chefs.  Whenever I do, I try to take some time afterwards to think... what did I learn?

So it should be with celebrating Thanksgiving…

Shrimp Sale! Fried Shrimp with Romesco Sauce!

 

SHRIMP SALE!  (Part 2)

Well, last night was the wildly successful Thai Shrimp Risotto.  Since I had set myself an awfully high bar, I wanted to travel somewhere NOT in Asia or Italy for tonight's dinner.

I had just seen…

Shrimp Sale! Thai Shrimp Risotto!

 

SHRIMP SALE!

As we have previously established, these are words that get me very excited.

And these babies were the right size and in beautiful shape AND wild caught.  So we got a pound.  That’s two dinners in a row…

Grilled Flatbreads with Broccoli Rabe, Ricotta, and Rosemary Honey

 

OK...  You'll need to bear with me.

I have written plays that have been performed from coast to coast.

I've written food articles for national publications (Everyday with Rachael Ray, Great American Home Cooking, etc.).

I've contributed content to…

"Greek" Shrimp with Orzo (Not Ouzo!)

 

Sale on shrimp!

But we were both interested in trying something a little different from our usual (and beloved) linguine with shrimp, lemon, garlic, and crunchy bread crumbs...

http://www.thisoldchef.com/blog.html/fresh_pasta_with_garlic_shrimp_parsley_toasted_breadcrumbs_and_lemon_zest/

The garden is in full cry!  We had feta, too, so…

Cool 'n' Tasty Chicken Tonnato

 

Grotesque weather.  Upper 90s with humidity almost as high.  No real relief at night.

But it was the weekend and I NEEDED TO COOK.  So...

I had some thawed chicken breast that needed to be used.

I had a can…

'Tis The Season for Perfect Little Blueberry Pies!


One of my all-time favorite recipes!  Make these any time, but especially while blueberries are in season!

I have long been inordinately proud of my pies.  And yes, I know it goeth before a fall.  But I learned from the…

Justin Chapple's Caviar Carbonara

 

I don’t often publish other people’s recipes.  This is so perfect I have to.  It’s from my dear friend and colleague Justin Chapple.

If the gods happen to favor you with some caviar... some, but not enough for a caviar…