Grilled Sea Bass Provencal

There is nothing like light flakey fish with the aromatic herbs de Provence for dinner to take me right back to vivid memories of summers in the South of France…. Keep Reading »

Filet of Wild Sea Bass on Artichoke Heart

The presentation of my wild sea bass at Locanda Locatelli  in London was magnificent, and it was cooked to perfection. I couldn’t wait to come home and do my own rendition. It is absolutely perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or if you are… Keep Reading »

The Graduate

I often say I feel like Rip Van Winkle – like I fell asleep, and suddenly woke up twenty years later.

Julie Anne & Tatjana nineteen years ago
One of the reasons I am too preoccupied to write much at the moment is that my daughter, Tatjana… Keep Reading »


With the Cannes Film Festival kicking off this week, and the Monte Carlo Grand Prix not long after, I can’t help reminiscing over the wonderful places, flavors, and memories of the Cote d’Azur.

I first visited the region with my parents and sister in 1974. Naturally, with… Keep Reading »