Roses on a plate for Mother’s Day: Quail or Poussin in Rose Petal Sauce

This year, why not avoid the Mother’s Day restaurant rush and spend an amazing evening at home. No looking for parking, fighting the crowds, noisy restaurants, less than perfect table service. Give the gift of preparing an unforgettable meal for mom, or, invite a private chef into her kitchen or yours. Now that that’s settled, … Continue reading Roses on a plate for Mother’s Day: Quail or Poussin in Rose Petal Sauce

Discover Mexico’s Comida Cuaresma (Lenten foods): Plantain & Bean Stuffed Chiles

(Author’s note: The following is an excerpt from Celebraciones Mexicanas: History, Traditions and Recipes, by this columnist co-authored with Adriana Almazan Lahl and available on Amazon.)   The first day of Lent is Ash Wednesday and the forty-day holy interval ends with Holy Week (Semana Santa). This year, Lent started on February 10th and ends … Continue reading Discover Mexico’s Comida Cuaresma (Lenten foods): Plantain & Bean Stuffed Chiles

I will be making a personal appearance at Dandelion Chocolates: Cooking Demo and Book Signing

PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS PASSED. CHECK BACK FOR UPCOMING EVENTS, OR BETTER YET, FOLLOW ME! Those of you who follow me know I don’t usually use my blog to toot my own horn, in fact, I rarely write in the first person. But next week is kinda special, as I will be appearing in … Continue reading I will be making a personal appearance at Dandelion Chocolates: Cooking Demo and Book Signing

Day of the Dead: a bit of history and a recipe for age-old Mexican pumpkin treat

Day of the Dead, which is not a day at all, in fact, but in Mexico, a celebration which runs from Oct. 30th through November 2nd, will be celebrated here in San Francisco on November 2nd with a procession and a Festival of Altars, from 6-11pm, Garfield Park, 26th & Harrison Streets. Note: the following is … Continue reading Day of the Dead: a bit of history and a recipe for age-old Mexican pumpkin treat