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Trip to Italy and Beyond

Trip to Italy and Beyond

I am leading a culinary trip to Verona in Northern Italy in September of this year and would love to have you join me. My partner, Demet Guzey and I have come together to bring you the best in local markets, hands-on classes and wine tastings from the famous Valpolicella region. Second to Chianti, Valopicella […]

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Easy and Delicious Grilled Butterflied Chicken ( Chicken Al Mattone)

Easy and Delicious Grilled Butterflied Chicken ( Chicken Al Mattone)

I taught a wonderful private cooking class in Los Angeles two weeks ago at a regular clients home in West Hollywood. We have been cooking together for many years and she often wants to learn techniques more than recipes. She was very curious about how to grill a whole chicken under a brick known as […]

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Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Asparagus Gruyere Tart

What an easy and delicious appetizer this is, or it could be a side for a simple meal of grilled fish and green salad. Puff pastry is the easiest dough to work with as it isn’t finicky like phyllo dough or pastry dough. I buy it frozen and defrost to in the counter for an […]

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A love letter to my childhood

A love letter to my childhood

The holidays bring up so much stuff; memories of childhood, reminiscences of days gone by, loneliness for a family connection when there is none. But for me, mostly, I am aware of how lucky I was to grow up the way I did. My mother was the original superwoman – she did it all; from […]

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