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The Great Pumpkin a Squash With a Rich History - Streuselkuchen
Be forewarned… Fall is my favorite time of the year and I have a tendency to ramble on about it. So if you only have 30 seconds you may want to read this at a later time.
Chocolate... The Love Drug
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).
Blueberry Muffins with Pecan Brown Butter Streusel
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.
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.
An Indulgent Potato Dish
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
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
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’.
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
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.
Cast Iron Skillet Green Chile & Cheddar Cornbread
Cornbread is one of America’s iconic foods but often it resembles a dry, boring version like those made from a box. My version is anything but boring and it’s one that I literally worked on for years until I felt it was as good as it could be.
French 75’s Onion Soup
Enjoy but eat with caution as it will be hot!
Chicken & Dumplings
Well, I’m staying with another chicken dish because most everyone likes chicken, it’s incredibly versatile, and it’s easy to buy a roasted chicken at your local market to streamline the prep time.
Bloody Marys and a uniquely Midwestern tradition
New Year’s Musings & News
I like to tell our staff Tavern House we’re not in the restaurant business... we’re in the hospitality business.
Do You Want To Watch The Boat Parade This Holiday Season In Newport Beach?
Holiday Pumpkin-Thyme Dinner Rolls | Makes 16 muffins
Dinner rolls are truly an American icon. Growing up in the Midwest, every holiday meal included warm, yeasty dinner rolls served with plenty of butter. Given the southern California aversion to carbs, I think it’s sad that more people don’t have the opportunity to appreciate
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David Wilhelm and Gregg Solomon have individually and collectively led the Orange County restaurant landscape for nearly forty years.
Glad to be back in the Neighborhood
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for welcoming me back to the neighborhood and to wish you all the best for the upcoming Holiday season!