Chocolate... The Love Drug


  • June 22, 2020
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Finished Pot De Creme
Chocolate has been called ‘The Love Drug’ with claims that it puts women in the mood for love. Probably the most influential love compound in chocolate is PEA (phenethylamine).

Split Pea & Ham Soup


  • May 11, 2020
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Zuni Cafe's Signature Chicken Salad


  • April 28, 2020
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Tortilla Soup


  • April 17, 2020
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Tortilla Soup
While Mexico has many delicious regional soups, no doubt the most well-known and popular among them is Tortilla Soup. This soup is very easy to make, is healthy and you can adjust the spice levels to suit your own palate.

Blueberry Muffins with Pecan Brown Butter Streusel


  • April 17, 2020
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Blueberry And Pecan Muffin
As I have shared before, I am not a big breakfast person. Give me a couple cups of black, dark-roast, French Press coffee and I am a pretty content guy in the morning. That said, I do sometimes like a little something sweet to nibble on with my second cup or so.

An Indulgent Potato Dish


  • April 13, 2020
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Gratin Dauphinois
It’s a classic French potato gratin that I have adopted to my own taste and truly one that has to be considered French ‘comfort food.’

My Famous Hot Apple Tart


  • April 10, 2020
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Apple Tart
I’m not a big sweets guy but I do have a handful of desserts that I enjoy, mostly during the cooler months of the year. I guess I fit the slogan that California is truly the ‘land of fruit and nuts’ because most of my favorites include one or both of these.

Coq Au Vin


  • April 6, 2020
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Cassoulet style presentation
While this dish might not seem likely to show up at the Tavern House, it should as it’s one of my winter favorites... the iconic ‘Coq au Vin’.

D’s Chili


  • April 3, 2020
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Bowl of Chili
There are an endless number of types and styles of chili, but basically it all started simply as a pot of meat cooked with tomatoes and either dried red or roasted green chiles and various spices.

Cornmeal Pancakes... and Some American History


  • April 1, 2020
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Cornmeal Pancakes
I’ve always been a fan of corn in any form, and early on in my cooking career I often created dishes built around it in its differing forms.