About Kitchen Chat:

Welcome to my kitchen – a gathering place to sample and share. Please grab an extra chair or kitchen stool and gather around the green granite island or the glass top table for some Kitchen Chat. Let’s talk about what’s on your mind and what’s in your refrigerator. Please share some delicious recipes along with the ingredients of your life. How do you spice up your favorite dishes and season your own life? What would you like to learn how to cook next? What lessons in life and in the kitchen would you like to share?
As the Brazilians say, “Aproveite!” which means Enjoy! I, however, like to translate “Aproveite” to mean savor the flavor of life!

Kitchen Chat

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A fun selfie that Chef Fabio took of us!

Three “FAB”io Cooking Tips

What a blast to attend a Fabio Live event at Siena Tavern in Chicago with my friend Pamela.  Chef FABIO is genuinely a nice guy.  He even took this selfie of us! It was also a delight to meet Chef David Blonsky, Executive Chef at Siena Tavern. Chef Fabio and his lovely co-host, Cheryl Scott […]

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Mexico The Cookbook

Cactus – It’s what’s for dinner

What a delight to have a recent Kitchen Chat with Margarita Carrillo Arronte. She is one of the world’s premier authorities on Mexican cuisine, and I affectionately call

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