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Polenta Recipe


Polenta is one of my favorite side dishes, and far more simple than a lot of people think. In this recipe video, I make a simple and tasty polenta that would go great as a side dish for roast chicken, braised dishes like oso bucco, or simple classic dishes like chicken piccata .
Chicken Picatta

Chicken Picatta

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Chicken Picatta. This recipe is an Italian classic…and an interesting chicken dish – and we can always use an interesting chicken dish. The key to a great picatta is the sauce, which is simple to make; it’s really just some lemon juice, chicken stock...
Sauteed Chanterelles

Sauteed Chanterelle Mushrooms Garlic and Thyme

In this recipe video, I show you how to sauté chanterelle mushrooms flavored with garlic and thyme. I’ve really learned to love mushrooms in general and chanterelles in particular. They have a great flavor and texture, and are extremely versatile. They go with a ton of different foods, make...
Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

In this recipe video, I how you how to make a pasta carbonara…a close cousin of fettucini alfredo, another one of my favorites. I’ll generally make carbonara with fettucini, spaghetti, or linguini, and love the egg based sauce it creates. The salty taste and crisp texture of the bacon is also...
Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a roasted tomato vinaigrette, that I think even a tomato hater would love. By roasting the tomatoes you make them sweeter, and mute down the acidity that turns some people off. Then blended together with some herbs, garlic, olive oil and vinegar, you...
Peppercorn Sauce Recipe

Peppercorn Sauce

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a peppercorn sauce. Sauces, although I’m not sure why, tend to intimidate people, but really they should not. Especially, if it’s a pan sauce like this one. In the video, I show you how to make it step by step. And this process, where I deglaze the...
Pepper Steak Recipe

Pepper Steak

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a pepper steak…or steak au poivre. This recipe is a classic in steak houses, and French bistros around the world. The coarsely ground black pepper adds a great spice and flavor to the juicy red meat. Here, I make both a Filet Mignon and New York...
Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Potato Leek Soup

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a potato leek soup, also called vichyssoise when served chilled; but I usually prefer it hot. I love to make this hearty, creamy soup which it’s cold outside, and I’m looking for something warm and comforting. Generally making soups are pretty easy, and...
Fettucini With Pork Sugo Recipe

Fettucini Pasta with Pork Sugo

In this recipe video, I show you one of my favorite pasta dishes, fettucini with pork sugo. A sugo is a pasta sauce, that is generally meat based, and cooked for hours and hours. This one, using pork, combines some tomato, onion, celery, carrot, several herbs/spices, and cream to make a luscious...
Pork Sugo Pasta Sauce Recipe

Pork Sugo

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a pork sugo…and when I think of sugo, I think of the heavy, big, bold, Italian “Gravy’s” you hear referenced in mobster movies. This version of pork sugo, uses a pork shoulder that I slow roasted the day before, and then braise for hours to make the...
Chicken Soft Tacos Recipe

Chicken Tacos

In this recipe video, I show you a chicken taco recipe. There are probably as many chicken taco recipe versions as there are cooks, and admittedly I change my own up pretty frequently. This version has you making a wet rub to season the chicken, and then I serve them with some awesome garnishes...
Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Mushroom Risotto

In this recipe video, I make a mushroom risotto recipe that probably ranks among my wife’s top 3 favorites. We both love the creamy consistency of the risotto, set up by the al dente rice. And in this risotto, the earthy mushrooms bring a delicious, distinctive flavor – and also create a perfect...

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