Fire Safety Basics in the Back of the House

Fire Safety Basics in the Back of the House

One of my most vivid memories from my early days in the fine-dining kitchens I learned my craft in doesn’t have anything to do with the great food, cooks or menus I was privileged to work with. It is the recollection of how the entire kitchen staff reacted to the fire...
Licorice: Wine’s Best Friend?

Licorice: Wine’s Best Friend?

For years I’ve included various, subtle licorice-flavored ingredients in my cooking, with the thought that, somehow, they brought out the best in whatever wines were being served with my food. So when Teresa called to ask if I’d help her put together a wine tasting...