It seems hard to believe that my mother has been gone for 17 years. As you all know, I started Kitchen Chat as a way to honor my late father who was an incredible home chef. Recently my dear friend Barbara Lazaroff encouraged me to share more about my mother. My mother was very kind,…

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Hi, foodie friends.  As you may know, I fell and broke my knee and am having surgery on Friday.  During this time of recovery, I thought it would be special to replay some favorite Kitchen Chats.  I will never forget the honor of visiting with Chef Alice Waters at Chez Panisse.  Thanks for your encouragement…

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As many of you know, the reason I host Kitchen Chat is to honor my late father, Dr. Claude H. Rhea, Jr. My dad was a Renaissance Man, a gourmet home chef, a world traveler, a lyric tenor who recorded an album with the Concert Orchestra of London, a college president, a scholar, a published author,…

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