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6 Steps to Become a Better Home Cook

October 10, 2018

If you want to become a better cook, you have to learn how to work outside of recipes. You have to learn techniques that will transform your dishes from good to great. These techniques are the basics, the foundation of cooking. You don’t have to learn the 5 French sauces or complex French techniques. But […]

What it’s like being a Personal Chef in Sonoma

July 28, 2017

On July 1st this year, I fulfilled a 3 year long dream of moving to the beautiful town of Sonoma. Prior to this, if you’d have told me I’d be living in the country, I would have laughed. Hard. But becoming a personal chef in Sonoma is something I’d never thought would happen. I grew […]

How to Host a Dinner Party: The Menu

November 03, 2015

Flustered trying to figure out how to host a dinner party? Cooking for a successful dinner party takes skill. In this series, you’ll learn how to create a menu, shop for your event, prepare in advance so that you can have a relaxed and enjoyable event. For our first post, here are some things to […]

How to Cook Without Recipes: Aromatics

August 27, 2015

  There is nothing like having the ability to cook without recipes. To do so, you need two tools: you must first understand cooking techniques.  Blanching, searing, roasting, broiling, poaching, sauteing. Then, you need to understand the anatomy of how to construct a dish.  You have to know your aromatics, your flavor agents, and how […]

How to Change Eating Habits

May 18, 2015

I will be the last one to tell you diets are easy. Diets are hard. There is no wand that will magically make it easy. You may be coming to “dieting” because you: Are trying to lose weight Have been experiencing indigestion, stomach troubles and leaky gut Have an auto-immune condition that forced you to […]

Want to become a personal chef? Here’s my story.

April 02, 2015

You don’t want to become a personal chef without being obsessed with food. Food is your bones, your heart, and your soul. Breakfast gets you up in the morning and you’re already thinking about what you’re going to make for dinner. Food is your driving force and the kitchen is your first home. I was […]

Making a Healthy Dinner Doesn’t Need to be a Struggle

August 28, 2014

The day starts at 7am: breakfast time. Maybe you eat oatmeal, or toast, or eggs, or yogurt. Maybe you have french press coffee, green tea, or water. Then there is lunch. Soup, sandwich, or salad? You’ve already had to make two decisions about what to eat today, or what to feed your kids. Now comes […]