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Fish Two Ways

Thursday July 21st | 6pm

Shrimp Ceviche (Appetizer portion)
Snapper Escabeche (Tacos)


Some of you loyal folks have asked me for a ceviche recipe for a while. With the full on heat of summer the timing for it has surely arrived! So much so that we are going to do a straight ahead, ‘naked’ ceviche and then a riff on ceviches known in Latin and Caribbean cooking as ‘escabeche’. I have been making tacos with fish prepared this way for eons.

Cooking Classes

Wine Pairing Recommendations by Proal Perry

I have an exciting and educational new addition to my classes. My dear friend and wine expert Proal Perry has agreed to give wine recommendations for each month’s classes. Proal has done this with a few of my cookbooks. He is not affiliated with the wineries and receives no compensation…

Cooking Classes

Wine Pairing Recommendations by Proal Perry

I have an exciting and educational new addition to my classes. My dear friend and wine expert Proal Perry has agreed to give wine recommendations for each month’s classes. Proal has done this with a few of my cookbooks. He is not affiliated with the wineries and receives no compensation…

Food Culture

The Fishmonger & The Sea

I had the great fortune to meet a fishmonger named Kelly Probst a few years ago. He had started a fishing business and it was clear that he was going about it in a way that spoke very clearly to what I look for in any raw product. If you…

Turntable

Tom Waits Reads Charles Bukowski

Many years ago it was my great luck to see Tom Waits perform in a very small venue in Chicago. He was really just becoming the star he eventually would. But back then it was an insiders group that braved a nasty Midwestern storm to see his show. A single…

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The Typewriter

“If the map of the world were a tablecloth, and I could choose a place at that table, I would sit at the Southern tip of Florida, at the nexus of North America and the Caribbean. My plate would touch Cuba, the Florida Keys, the Yucatan, the West Indies, the Bahamas, and South America. And, if time could tell, I would listen to the tales of voyagers, discoverers, traders and mystics who, in searching for “the Indies”, the Great Kahn and the riches of China, discovered something much more valuable and enduring, A New World of Culinary Treasures. Almost instantly, the cuisines of the Old World began to merge with foods of the new one; This evolutionary and inexorable fusion lies at the heart of New World Cuisine.”

— Norman Van Aken, July, 1993
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