Archive for February, 2010

The Tables Have Turned

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Food has always equaled family for as long as I can remember and usually when I visit my parents, my Mother does a lot of cooking.  Not only is she cooking for sustenance, but also to show her son, “the professional”, a thing or two can still be learned from the home cook.  Well now she will be on my turf, and I revel in the fact that I can bring joy and satisfaction, in the way of food, to she and my Dad as they do me when I visit them.  I will be making a run to the fish market and the produce stand in my neighborhood this morning with the hopes of finding some wonderful inspiration to reward the people who inspired me to cook in the first place.

Straight From The Source

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

“Chef Jay created a delicious meal for my husband’s 30th birthday party. My husband and our guests were thrilled with the food and I was thrilled to not have any dishes to do at the end of the night. We enjoyed the service so much we booked Jay again on the spot”

A. Callies, Seattle

SuperBowl (of soup)

Friday, February 5th, 2010

With Superbowl Sunday this weekend, the pinnacle of the tailgating season has arrived.  I thought this recipe would be an appropriate way to begin the festivities.

Amber Ale & Fontina Soup
Serves 6 / Serve with Amber Ale


1/2 cup chopped onion
3 cloves chopped garlic
1/4 lb unsalted butter
1/2  of a 12 oz. bottle Amber Ale
1/2 lb Fontina cheese
1 qt. chicken stock
3 TBS flour
salt & white pepper to taste


Melt butter over medium heat.
Increase heat  & add onion & garlic. Saute until translucent.
Add flour & cook for about 2 minutes.
Add ale & cook for about 3 minutes.
Add stock, stir until incorporated.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low.
Fold in cheese in 2-3 parts.

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