This is one of my all time favorite recipes for brussels sprouts. Salty anchovy caper butter is the perfect match for roasted, caramelized sprouts. This recipe was inspired by a lovely meal I once shared with Emma Frisch in a hotel room in LA while we were filming Food Network Star. It was a rare…
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48 hours in the beautiful city of Turin, Italy! This travel guide details where to eat, drink and stay in the capitol of the Piedmont region of Italy. Our journey to Italy began in Milan, when we landed way later than expected thanks to a nice little 5-hour delay in Philly. After cruising through an absurdly…
This Meyer Lemon and Cardamom Tart showcases one of my favorite flavor pairings of all time: Meyer lemon and cardamom. This bright, citrusy tart is insanely delicious and perfect for spring. Just recently, Chaser told me that lemons are his favorite fruit. We’re talking all-time-favorite here. The absolutely no competition, hands down kind of favorite. It got…
Hey! Happy New Year! I know I’m a few days late, but here is my cliche, obligatory 2014-year-in-review and 2015-new-year-new-me-blah-blah-blah post. Are you sick of these yet?
Well, it’s all over. And, I didn’t win. Womp, womp. But, hey, it’s ok! When Bob Tuschman opened the red envelope and announced that I had come in third, Emma immediately ran over and threw her arms around me. If you watch my lips closely, you can see me whisper to her, “It’s all good!” […]
HOLY MACKEREL! (coastal pun completely intended.) I MADE IT TO THE TOP 3!!!!!! All I can say is, WOW! What a crazy, crazy ride this has been. Getting up in front of iconic celebrity chefs plus 2.5 million viewers to essentially make a fool out of yourself in pursuit of a life long dream takes, well.. […]
We started in LA, then conquered Vegas, and now it’s on to the Big Apple. This competition has taken me to a lot of places, but it’s great to finally be back on the east coast. When we arrived in New York, I stepped off the plane and took a deep breath of the brisk, humid air. I immediately […]
Another episode of Food Network Star is under my belt, and I can’t believe I made it through. This was easily the most difficult episode of the season, on so many different levels. Welllllllll, except for that one part where I got to eat a bowl of ice cream that cost about as much as […]
Woah. A whole lotta stuff went down in this episode. We arrive in Vegas, then Luca returns, I use a bunch of big confusing words, and the cowboy does a belly flop. As much as I’d like to talk about all of these things individually, there is only so much I can fit into one […]
This was a pretty rough episode for me. No way around it. So let me break it down with the best Western cliche I can think of: John Wayne Style… Err, I mean Clint Eastwood.