The Kale Caesar Salad Secret of Seattle

In 2013, I went to Seattle for three nights and had occasion to eat a Kale caesar salad not once or twice, but three times.  And every time it was fantastic beyond my wildest expectations.   How, I wondered, could they make Kale, the Castor Oil of salad greens, so delicious that I wanted to … Continue reading The Kale Caesar Salad Secret of Seattle

A Few of My Favorite Ingredients

For me, there is no doubt that great products come from great ingredients.  Therefore, I have started to develop a preference for things as I moved from a naive beginner to a more experienced occupant of the kitchen. Most of the things in my kitchen come from Whole Foods, Penzey's a regular supermarket or a … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Ingredients

World’s Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

Of all the things I make for people, this recipe is probably the single most requested.   I must admit, that I got the recipe from a web site, ingeniously titled "The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe."  The recipe there is nearly perfect.  Yet I felt I had to make a few modifications from the original … Continue reading World’s Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

“No Secrets” Brisket Recipe

Whether you call it Pot Roast or Brisket it seems everyone has a recipe handed down from their Mom, that has a "secret."   They are all so proud and mysterious: "I can't tell you what it is."   After years of experiments with everything from Manaschevitz wine to Heinz Ketchup, I can now conclude that my … Continue reading “No Secrets” Brisket Recipe

Simple Pulled Pork Recipe

If you are looking for an easy pulled pork recipe, you've come to the right place. Now I am not, for a minute, claiming that this is better than the hundreds of other recipes for pulled pork there. There are those who have worked tirelessly on their own rub recipes, experimented with types of wood, … Continue reading Simple Pulled Pork Recipe