July 5, 2018
Tired of bland, flavorless fruit salads? Learn the secret to creating a gorgeous fruit arrangement that will have people coming back for seconds and thirds.
April 9, 2018
Here is a recipe for a scrumptious cauliflower dish from my uncle Alphons, a classically-trained European chef. His version is a take on two Escoffier classics.
August 8, 2017
Grilled or baked eggplant sometimes results in a dried-out, bland vegetable. Here is the technique for making succulent grilled or baked eggplant slices.
November 11, 2016
The list of ingredients can fit on a postage stamp. How you assemble them makes all the difference between mediocre and great.
May 12, 2016
A review of Andrew Schloss's book, Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits.
March 24, 2016
The Internet is full of free recipes. Does that mean print cookbooks are obsolete? Learn the advantages of print cookbooks, and how to choose one that will give you years of cooking pleasure.
December 31, 2015
A Welsh captain shares his recipe for making blackberry gin at home
March 14, 2014
These cupcakes contain coconut oil and safflower oil (along with coconut cream). They have the texture and full-flavor of a butter cake, without actually using dairy.
November 12, 2013
Chocolate coconut cream is amazing. It makes a great frosting or pot de creme. You'd never know it was vegan--it tastes every bit as decadent as the heavy-cream version.
November 1, 2013
Competing in the Los Angeles County Fair baking competitions is fun, but a little intimidating for newcomers. Here I share stories, tips, and recipes.