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Apple Tart

My Famous Hot Apple Tart

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  • This article was posted on 04 10, 2020

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.

Cassoulet style presentation

Coq Au Vin

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  • This article was posted on 04 06, 2020

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’.

Bowl of Chili

D’s Chili

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  • This article was posted on 04 03, 2020

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

Cornmeal Pancakes... and Some American History

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  • This article was posted on 04 01, 2020

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.

Cornbread

Cast Iron Skillet Green Chile & Cheddar Cornbread

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  • This article was posted on 03 30, 2020

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.