Quick Parm Demi

Quick Parm Demi

Quick Parm Demi |When we are in a pinch for a quick sauce, we cheat a little bit with a prepared demi-glace and enhance it with the rind of Parmigiano Reggiano. This is a great flavor boost to any pasta fillings or even just to use as a visual element on the plate. It’s one…

Creme Fraiche Garlic Mash

Crème Fraîche Garlic Mash

Crème Fraîche Garlic Mash | When the holidays roll around we usually stop counting calories and embrace the fact we are going to shave a couple days off our lives with comfort food…after all, life’s too short to not indulge, so let’s do it. Creme Fraiche Garlic Mash   Print Prep Time 15 mins Cook…

Creamy Leek & Bacon Soup

Creamy Leek & Bacon Soup

Creamy Leek & Bacon Soup | Warm up this winter with this creamy, soupy goodness. Most leek soup recipes are thickened with potato, but we went a different route and added a flavor bomb of herbs, salty bacon and crispy pine nuts. Creamy Leek & Bacon Soup   Print Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time…

Fried Mozzarella Tapa

Fried Mozzarella Tapa

Fried Mozzarella Tapa | I was inspired to make this puppy after I was at a buddy’s house and we made mozzarella sticks for his kiddos. The rugrats call this the “weirdo adult way”, but it’s really just the fancier version with a couple twists. You can’t go wrong with fried mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, sweet…

Avocado Cool Whip

Avocado Cool Whip

Avocado Cool Whip | This is our quick avocado sour cream condiment. It’s refreshing and gives you a tasty cool contrast to hot or heavy foods, especially anything fried. Avocado Cool Whip   Print Prep Time 10 mins Total Time 10 mins   * This creamy condiment will last a week in the fridge. *…

Scorched Onion

Scorched Onion

Scorched Onion | I learned this simple French technique from Iron Chef Marc Forgione. I changed it up a bit, but it’s essentially just an onion that’s seared dark and it brings a ton of flavor to anything. It’s really a cool little trick. Thanks Marc. Scorched Onion   Print Prep Time 1 min Cook…

Sticky Spare Ribs in Pistachio Gravy

Sticky Spare Ribs in Pistachio Gravy

Sticky Spare Ribs in Pistachio Gravy | First of all, I’m telling you, this gravy is so good I want to be entombed in it. It’s in my will.

We usually combine a lot of flavors from different cuisines, but this dish showcases our “fusion” approach the best. We spent a lot of time on this to make it just right – and we are damn proud of it.

How To: Roast Garlic

How To: Roast Garlic

Roasted Garlic is my home’s natural Febreze. I mean, even if I just want to feel better, I throw garlic in the oven and let the house slowly turn into Mario Batali’s childhood villa.

Roasting garlic is just one of those things that is really easy to do, if you’re just shown how to do it once. There is no need to buy pre-made roasted garlic once you master it yourself. You’ll love it.

So here you go: