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Garlicky Portobello Mushrooms

   Food   August 24, 2016  No Comments

Portobellos have an open cap, so the indicators of freshness are an even color and a dry, firm feel. Use them within a day or so of purchase, as they perish quickly. Store them in a single layer, if possible, loosely covered in a damp paper towel. Do not enclose…

Crispy Salmon with Spiced Lentils and Herb Salad

   Food   August 22, 2016  No Comments

There is nothing tastier than fresh, West Coast wild salmon. Salmon has a rich flavor, a tender texture, and pairs beautifully with several wines. On a recent June evening, one of our clients threw herself a 60 th birthday party. She had invited about fifty guests to help her celebrate,…

Cooking With Vino! Grilled Tenderloin of Beef

   Food   August 20, 2016  No Comments

With August coming to an end, lots of us here in San Francisco are looking forward to September. September is a wonderful time in San Franciso, we generaly have some of our best weather. The fog hangs outside the Golden Gate during the day and early evening. We know it…

Building Abs Through Cayenne Pepper

   Food   August 18, 2016  No Comments

Anyone wanting to lose weight in an affordable, simple and most effective way should consider the Cayenne Pepper Diet plan. As with any diet, it is necessary to avoid eating excessively. Organise yourself to eat wisely and within the prescribed plan and you should see the positive results of your…

Apple-smoked Salmon with Orange Mayonnaise

   Food   August 16, 2016  No Comments

It’s salmon season in San Francisco and this year the catch has been wonderful. The markets are full of fresh richly colored wild salmon from the surrounding waters. San Francisco has a new farmer’s market at the Ferry Building downtown and it is a remarkable food shopping experience. Last Saturday…

Cuisinart ICE-20 Ice Cream Maker Review

   Food   August 6, 2016  No Comments

I recently got to play around with the Cuisinart ice-20 ice cream maker and I have to say that this is a pretty decent machine. It’s not as messy as my White Mountain hand-cranked ice cream freezer. So here’s what I thought about this machine. What I like: If you’ve…

The History and Evolution of Sushi

   Food   June 19, 2016  No Comments

Three types of dishes that best represents Japanese cuisine are sushi, tempura, and sukiyaki. Among them, sushi is the king of kings. Despite this, not many know that sushi originated from pickles. There is a long history of evolution from Narezushi (fish based fermented sushi) to the Komezushi (rice based…

Spicing Up Your Meals with Micro-Greens

   Food   June 17, 2016  No Comments

Nowadays, it is fairly common to find micro-greens in your dish. These are small, tasty and healthy vegetable confetti. They make wonderful additions to many dishes in all kinds of restaurants. They have found their way into gourmet or haute cuisine cooking. They are often use as garnishes or they…

Drinkable Desserts – Enjoying Your Desserts Fast

   Food   June 15, 2016  No Comments

You don’t just eat desserts these days. You can actually drink them now. These kinds of desserts are aptly called drinkable desserts. With more and more people opting for convenient things, it is not surprising that drinkable desserts have become quite popular as well. You will practically find them everywhere…

Cuisine Focus – Scottish – Keeping In Touch

   Food   June 13, 2016  No Comments

Scottish cuisine represents the traditions and practices of its people. Emphasis is given on the strength of good, old common foods as the country takes pride in the distinctive traits of its very own dishes. It has been said that Scottish cuisine shares certain similarities with that of the British…