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!



National Coffee Day

Did you celebrate National Coffee Day?  I actually did — Twice! Of course I had to enjoy coffee clinks with friends at Eataly Chicago with a delicious Lavazza.  Then, I sipped iced Vietnamese Coffee at Pasteur. Personally, I think every day should be National Coffee Day!  So with that in mind, here are some delicious […]

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Chef Didier Durand

Chicago’s Chef Didier Durand

For twenty years, Chef Didier Durand has brought delicious French cuisine to Chicago through his restaurant Cyranos Farm Kitchen, which just recently closed.  In 1986,

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