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What happens when you turn your passion into your day job? Could passion turn to drudgery? For me the passion is cooking, for Jeff & I the passion is having people gather around the dinner table. And for both us, the answer is, we’re still passionate about both. I won’t kid you, it’s…(Read More)

Feeling restless at 4:00 am, I get out of bed and step on… a huge pile of grit. What on earth…it’s everywhere! It feels like kitty litter embedded on the soles of my feet…only…wait a minute! It’s cous cous! The floor is literally covered in cous cous. What…(Read More)

The results of our Kitchen Confidence survey are in! There are some surprising food and cooking trends: 23% of you use your microwave as a butter melting device, and no one buys bottled salad dressing. Oh, really now…. ? Here are the delicious details…(Read More)

We’re on the move again; this time back to NYC to shoot the video for our next cook Vook. I hope we have half as much fun shooting this as we did last summer. At least this time, if a light bulb blows out it won’t be catastrophic. After three days of working…(Read More)

What kind of cook are you? Do you cook a little? Do you cook a lot? I’ve set up a quick, fun Kitchen Confidence survey to get an idea of what goes on in our kitchens. We’re working on our second cookbook and I’d love to hear what you think about cooking…(Read More)

Springtime means fava bean time. To the uninitiated, fava bean pods look like string beans on steroids. You don’t eat the pod, you eat the inner, bright green, crispy, flavor packed bean. They are outstanding paired with a soft, white cheese like Robiola or a fresh Manchego cheese. Perfect for a risotto, with crispy…(Read More)

For centuries, for millennium, olives were picked the same way: grasp a branch and lightly running your fingers downward, gently pluck and pull the olive away from the branch. Let the olives drop into a basket or a well placed net. At the end of the day, your hands feel soft and supple from handling…(Read More)

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