Spring has arrived at last, the trees are full of leaves again and the days are getting longer. Local farmer’s markets are just starting up again and though its still early in the season, the first summer vegetables are starting to appear. Deep red tomatoes, golden yellow squash, dark green zucchini, and violet eggplant are […]

Renowned Chef-Restaurateur Daniel Boulud’s Chicken Tagine

Since the 19th century when France colonized Morocco and Algeria, French food culture has experienced an infusion of North African flavors and techniques. Paris is somewhat of a hotspot of Moroccan cuisine and is where we first experienced the exotic flavors of Moroccan cooking. One of our favorite restaurants, Le404, is located in the 3rd […]

Tender Savory Asiago and Tapenade Pane Sciocco

The last time I was in Italy I spent a morning browsing the outdoor market with its rows of tables full of local vegetables and fruits. Behind one of them I watched an old man preparing artichokes before roasting them as a snack for shoppers, the aroma drifting through the market, drawing shoppers to his […]

Champagne Mint Julep

Tomorrow is the Kentucky Derby and what better way to celebrate the “Race to the Roses” than with a Mint Julep! Mine features Four Roses Kentucky bourbon, and it absolutely sparkles with the addition of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne! The traditional Mint Julep is easy to make with bourbon, sugar, mint, and water, but it tastes so […]