Historical Over Food

Nile Rodgers first introduced me to Chef Joe DiMaggio Jr. while covering Feast for Peace for the We Are Family Foundation last year. We finally met in person last week to talk food, cooking together, and television.
Jewels filming in Elizabeth Emmanuel period costume

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Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

These simple yet delicious ingredients hold up so well and enhance the flavor of the salmon. Elegant enough for a dinner party, but easy enough for weeknight dining…. Keep Reading »

Herb Dijon Salmon

A slight bite from the Dijon mustard and the herb crust add just the right amount of texture and sophistication to the natural full-bodied flavor of fresh salmon. Super quick and easy for any weeknight dinner, yet elegant enough to serve to guests – this… Keep Reading »

How To Choose Fresh Seafood

I swam like a fish as a child, and went deep sea fishing with my family in Acapulco, Mexico when I was a teenager (I caught that 6 foot swordfish next to me in the photo below), but that is about as far as my… Keep Reading »

Honey-Pecan Crusted Salmon

Honey seems to bring out the full-bodied flavor of the omega-3 rich salmon, while the crunchy pecan topping gives it more texture. Another surprisingly simple and quick salmon dish you could whip up for a family dinner or a fancy schmancy party.
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Marinated Salmon Seared in a Black Peppercorn Crust

This recipe was in the Blue Plate Specials of Personal Chef’s Network, the national organization of personal chefs I joined when I started my business. It rapidly became a client favorite, so I’ve been making it to the delight of many ever since. It is perfect for any… Keep Reading »

Gone fishing again...

Gone Fishing: My Big Catch

Well I haven’t exactly gone fishing. I’m visiting my parents, but I always did love how they used to leave “gone fishing” signs in small town shop windows when the owners went on vacation. I probably saw it on an episode of Maybury RFD. Did… Keep Reading »