Hurry up and wait. That’s what life has been like for me since I began photographing the cookbook. It’s a fabulous opportunity but an arduous task. Between the 60-70 hours a week at the restaurants, there has been another 10-15 hours a week photographing, waiting, photographing, editing and uploading photos. There hasn’t been much time [...]
Today marks the first month in my new kitchen. We’ve completed the concept and changed the menu to a fresher, more seasonal list of offerings. While that was a challenge, it was easy compared to the next phase, changing the culture in the kitchen. That means erasing the ingrained bad habits, creating work ethic, instilling [...]
…just a fancy way to say French Onion Soup.
Anybody who knows me knows I don’t put a great deal of stock in culinary schools. I’ve earned the right to think that way. I graduated from arguably one of the finest in the world. I’ve also had students from my alma mater and dozens of [...]
There are some things you never outgrow, loves that are with you from childhood. Anything from Star Wars action figures to a warm ocean breeze. One of my life long loves has been apples.
I grew up in Chester County, about 30 miles west of Philadelphia, the mushroom capital of Pennsylvania. As [...]
Originally Posted: 09 Sept 2009 09:55 PM PDT
Autumn is easily my favorite season, from a personal standpoint. Professionally, I love Spring for the bounty of short seasoned vegetables like fava beans, leeks, nettles, morels, green garlic and peas. These are the items I wait patiently for, items I plan my menus around and I [...]