Summer/Fall Melange:Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder Recipe

Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder

Summer has come and gone, and fall is upon us.  I love fall, when the weather gets cool and crisp.  Well, since I am back in Southern California, I’ll use my memories of life in NYC for the temperature.  My neighborhood does have a lot of trees that change color and lose their foliage, so […]

The Demise of Gourmet Magazine and The Rise of The Cooking Channel

Gourmet Magazine survived for 68 years, through all sorts of trends in the food world.  Each page was filled with lush photography, interesting recipes and lots of information about how your food gets to your table.  Gourmet wasn’t about being a food snob, it was about being a food lover. When I heard about Conde […]

Mustard Crusted Pork Chops a la Emeril

Me working hard behind Emeril Lagasse

Recently I received some free samples of a few of the food products that Chef Emeril Lagasse  has on the market.  I was already a big fan of his Original Essence, a great all purpose seasoning.  In full disclosure (since I already copped to getting free stuff) I once worked for Emeril.  Many, many years […]