Pomegranate Swordfish with Romanesco & Couscous

Pomegranate Swordfish with Romanesco Couscous & Labneh Dill Sauce

On December 31, 2014 2 Comments
In Fish, Recipes

I create recipes for five Mediterranean restaurants that are Persian inspired so it only makes sense that our cuisine reflects that influence. The flavors of Iran are exciting… Read More »

Persimmon Cake

Persimmon Upside Down Spice Cake

On December 22, 2014 3 Comments
In Fruits, Recipes, Sweet Pastry

Is there any Winter fruit more beautiful than Persimmon? Especially the Hachiya persimmons; the heart-shaped flame colored fruit hangs heavy on thin black branches with giant hot copper… Read More »

Truffled Crab & Celeriac Soup

Truffled Celeriac Soup with Dungeness Crab & Romanesco

On December 19, 2014 1 Comment
In Fish, Recipes

For a root that looks like a large baseball dusted with dirt, celeriac sure is rich tasting. Celeriac’s flavor is reminiscent of cream-of-celery soup straight out of a… Read More »

Radicchio and Cara Cara Blood Orange Salad

Blood Orange & Castelfranco Radicchio Winter Salad

On December 16, 2014 7 Comments
In Fruits, Recipes, Vegetables

How totally snobby does this salad sound: Cara Cara Blood Orange & Radicchio Variegato di Castelfranco Salad? I would burst out laughing if I saw that actually printed… Read More »

Pan Seared Flounder

Pan Seared Fluke with Warm Wild Mushroom & Lentil Salad, Sunchoke Smear & Lardon

On December 15, 2014 Comments Off on Pan Seared Fluke with Warm Wild Mushroom & Lentil Salad, Sunchoke Smear & Lardon
In Fish, Recipes

Oh how I WISH that I had stayed current with my blog over the last 8 months, but alas I’ve been so busy with 5 restaurants that weekly… Read More »


Hami Melon & Avocado Salad

On September 7, 2014 4 Comments
In Chef Stories, Faz, Fruits, Recipes, Vegetables

Hami melon is my latest and greatest discovery of the summer. It’s sweet & salty like cantaloup. Crisp & juicy like watermelon. And refreshing and delicate in color… Read More »

Baklava at Faz Restaurants

Cooking with the Legendary Chef Faz

On August 10, 2014 9 Comments
In Chef Stories, Faz

No, I’m not drowning in some self-afflicted pool of despair – that is not why I haven’t posted in eons. Quite the opposite, I am now the Executive Corporate… Read More »

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Cooking Classes at Pie Ranch!

On April 29, 2014 2 Comments
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Are you interested in cooking organic just-picked produce and preparing local and sustainable meat & fish in a farm setting? NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! Come cook with me… Read More »

Rosé poached salmon, lemony Parmesan Cream, Pommes Anna

Rosé Poached Salmon, Lemony Parmesan Cream & Pommes Anna

On April 21, 2014 12 Comments
In Fish, Recipes, Vegetables

I missed posting this for Easter – good thing Mother’s Day is right around the corner! How about rosé wine poached salmon infused with herbs and sauced with… Read More »

Chorizo & Feta Stuffed Calamari with Marinated bean salad

Chorizo & Feta Stuffed Calamari with Tuscan Bean Salad

On April 16, 2014 10 Comments
In Fish, Meat, Recipes, Vegetables

Maybe it’s the abnormally hot weather in SF, but I’m craving food that is:  tangy, spicy, salty, juicy and fresh– nothing manicured, or tweezed to perfection, or ridiculously… Read More »