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Veal Chops With Chanterelle

December 26, 2010
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Wednesday’s Santa Monica Farm Market yielded some fantastic surprises to get my culinary juices flowing.  My finds included, rose fleshed, creamy textured,  fingerling potatoes; large sweet grape tomatoes, juicy limes, and best of all chanterelle mushrooms. The chanterelles only happen when the weather and humidity conditions are right in the fall and winter. How about […]

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The Eighth Night

December 9, 2010
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Dinner for the eighth night of Hanukah was just going to be the four of us. I was looking for inspiration.  I considered the many nights of heavy eating, what about some fish for a lighter take, then I thought about the few zucchinis still left in the refrigerator along with some squash.  I settled […]

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Grilled Family Dinner

October 15, 2010
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Last week, Wednesday as I contemplated the deluge of rain that descended on Los Angeles, I was inspired to create a dinner menu of strong and complimentary flavors.  The washed out, grey landscape needed a counter balance.  The week before, records were set in the low 100’s, temperature wise and this day was pouring and […]

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Sukkot 2010 Menus and Pictures

September 28, 2010
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This year Sukkot 2010 was a joyous celebration and epicurean delight.  After the solemn days of Yom Kippur we erect our Sukkah in anticipation of all the delightful dinner conversation and magical atmosphere that dining under the stars creates.  I take the opportunity to design and execute several unique menus for our invited friends and […]

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A Menu for Yom Kippur

September 13, 2010
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Yom Kippur begins this coming Friday night, with an early dinner before sunset and then everyone rushing to synagogue or temple for Kol Nidre services.  Yom Kippur continues until Saturday night an hour or so after sunset or when the rabbis determine that the Sabbath is actually over.  At that moment, a holy person in […]

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