Chef’s Blog

Converting Meat-lovers

Having been Vegan off and on for the last 30 years I am very interested in all the new Vegan restaurants that are popping up everywhere!  Some of the culinary  approaches are tiny portions that have beautiful presentations – maybe a sheet of nori, a few sprigs of...

Cooking with Kudzu Root Starch

The word “kudzu” comes from the Japanese word “kuzu” which means vine. Kudzu roots can be large and heavy, and can reach up to 8 feet and weigh 200 lbs. As a result, culling them into digestive form is laborious and expensive. That’s why the price is high in the...

Being Vegan with less oil!

Well I have been totally Vegan for about 3 days now!  I mean on my new plan of losing weight enough to get into the little black dress!  So that plan includes way way less oil.  Especially olive oil!  I love olive oil.  I have been cooking with a cast iron skillet and...

I HAVE CHANGED

The other day I was thinking about how it is not a struggle for me to not eat flesh anymore.  I think what happens is that if we go without meat and other flesh for long enough it seems totally weird to eat dead animals.  I was watching Anthony Bourdain and he was...