Red Beans & Rice

Personally, I find the spicy, dynamic layers of flavor in the Creole and Cajun food of Louisiana positively addictive. I did spend a couple years in New Orleans where jazz, hurricane drinks, and eating were practically a prerequisite to inhabiting the territory. The sounds, smells… Keep Reading »

Chicken Satay (Beef, Pork, Shrimp)

Don’t let all the ingredients scare you. It is very easy to make. The great thing about this recipe is that you can taste as you go along, and alter slightly to suit your specific taste. If you don’t care for spicy? Cut back on… Keep Reading »

Boulangerie Paul’s San Danielle Sandwich

Garlicky Boursin cheese and salt cured San Danielle ham are perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the pear and peppery arugula on a freshly baked French baguette. Perfect for lunch on the go, or better still, a lovely summer picnic.
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Kangaroo Steaks

I ate Skippy yesterday. I’m not at all sure how I feel about eating kangaroo – I always thought they were so cute, but I’m not often faced with a menu offering it, so after a lengthy discussion with my dinner partner…we decided to throw… Keep Reading »

Brown Butter Omelet

It was Lord Anthony Snowden that gave me my first cooking lesson. He taught me to use brown butter when making an omelet. He was in Des Moines for a photographic exhibition at Younkers, the chain of stores where my father was president, as part… Keep Reading »

Blueberry Pork Chops

Blueberries are packed full of healthy anti-oxidents as well as flavor. This simple yet elegant blueberry sauce dresses up ordinary pork chops enough for a dinner party, yet easy enough for an everyday dinner the whole family will enjoy…. Keep Reading »