Grilled Branzino

Grilled Branzino with Green Harissa

On September 28, 2015 3 Comments
In Faz, Fish, Recipes

Branzini is the plural form of  branzino, did you know that?  After all these years of cooking and I just found that out! I thought they were just… Read More »

Squash Blossom & Pesto Pasta Salad

Squash Blossom & Walnut Pesto Pasta Salad

On May 22, 2015 2 Comments
In Pasta, Recipes, Vegetables

Squash blossom & walnut pesto pasta salad can be served warm or cold. I shave in baby summer squash for a little crunch. Add some warm rendered pancetta… Read More »

Ohio Shaker Lemon PieOhio Shaker Lemon Pie

Shaker Lemon Pie

On April 9, 2015 5 Comments
In Fruits, Recipes, Sweet Pastry

Shaker Lemon Pie a.k.a. Ohio Lemon Pie is one of my top ten favorite lemon desserts – right up there with lemon bars, lemon curd and the French tarte… Read More »

Bay Shrimp Salad Appetizer with Fennel & Radish, an elegant appetizer or starter for Spring!

Shrimp Salad Appetizer

On March 31, 2015 1 Comment
In Fish, Recipes

Here’s a pretty pastel appetizer for Easter – bay shrimp salad with fennel & radish.  I use medium size scallop shells to plate this recipe when serving as… Read More »

Baked French Toast with Orange Blossom Maple Syrup

Baked French Toast with Orange Blossom Maple Syrup

On March 26, 2015 2 Comments
In Recipes, Sweet Pastry

Is it the weekend yet? I’m ready for Sunday brunch! This might be the most over engineered baked french toast recipe on earth, but it also elicits comments… Read More »

Spring Radish & Sweet Pea Salad with baby lettuces, mint, and pea tendril

Spring Radish & Snap Pea Salad with Sumac Vinaigrette

On March 23, 2015 Comments Off on Spring Radish & Snap Pea Salad with Sumac Vinaigrette
In Recipes, Vegetables

Finally Spring is here! Yay for the verdant greens of baby lettuces, peas & asparagus and the popping pinks of radishes & strawberries! Here’s another easy salad for… Read More »

Strawberry & Bibb Lettuce Salad

Strawberry & Bibb Lettuce Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

On March 20, 2015 2 Comments
In Fruits, Recipes, Vegetables

Spring salads! The easiest way to breathe new life into a menu is to update the salads. So it’s out with the pear and pomegranate starter that was… Read More »

Chermoula Roasted Salmon with Dill-Lebni Sauce

Chermoula Roasted Salmon with Saffron Pearl Cous Cous and Dill-Lebni Sauce

On March 7, 2015 1 Comment
In Fish, Recipes, Uncategorized

This is a mainstay for four Faz restaurants. It started out as a special item at our Oakland location and then customers kept asking for it, so now… Read More »

Tamarind Scented Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Tamarind Scented Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Pomegranate & Pistachio

On March 4, 2015 1 Comment
In Recipes, Vegetables

This is a sensuous soup with earthy flavors that hit all the right spots. Tamarind lends a sweet n’ sour finish to the puréed caramelized cauliflower and pomegranate… Read More »

Fuyu Persimmon, Little Gem Lettuces & Kefir Ranch Dressing

Fuyu Persimmon & Little Gem Lettuces with Labneh Kefir Ranch Dressing

On January 6, 2015 2 Comments
In Fruits, Recipes, Vegetables

Did I mention that my new favorite ingredient is Labneh?  The thick kefir based strained tangy yogurt (some say soft cheese) that is mega delicious and packed with… Read More »