FD: What dish are you most well known for? CS: Selecting one dish is challenging as the menus change often. As far as ingredients, I would think I am best known for cooking with fungi; for example my Portobello mushroom soup, wild mushroom risotto and black truffle martinis. After our first few rains, the foraging season […]

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With retirement approaching and the thought of slowing down left far behind, Tom Duvall of Lemoore, Calif. had anything but a relaxing retirement in mind. Growing up in Kentucky, Tom was surrounded by a strong, southern barbeque culture, and grew up making barbeque sauce in his kitchen with his family. These roots followed Tom all […]

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457 craft spirits came face to face with 20 experts recently in San Francisco when the American Distillery Institute hosted their 9th Annual Judging of Craft American Spirits. The Judging created the perfect platform to showcase the rennaissance the industry is currently enjoying. A palpable hush enveloped the second floor of the venerable Le Colonial, a quiet […]

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“S’more please,” grin my little girl and boy through chocolate laced smiles. Gooey and smelling very much of scorched marshmallow, they hold grubby little hands out in supplication, an unconscious observance of the sacred summer campfire dessert. There is nothing that will take you back to the simple pleasures of childhood, and of life, than […]

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