Chef Tom – Cherries! Food and Music!

 It’s cherry season. There are thousands and thousands of recipes. There are tons of nutrients and health benefits with this jewel of the stone fruits.


According to The Flavor Bible, my most read cookbook in my 100+ collection, two unlikely flavors work really well together: cherry and coffee. Who knew. My fellow chef Stanley Lui made a killer cherry jam with a hint of coffee in it that was heaven on a biscuit.

Here are some amazing dishes from some of my favorite recipe sources:

Cherry Clafoutis by David Leibowitz

Cherry Clafoutis

DIY Cherry Herring (Liqueur) by Serious Eats

Cherry Herring

Cherry Tomato and Cherry Cobbler (yep!) by Saveur Magazine


Cherry Cobbler


Maybe put on some harmony…

Here are three versions of one of my favorite Beach Boy tunes, including one with the Master himself, Brian Wilson: Sloop John B.


Beach Boys

Josh Turner, et al

The Fendertones

Capitol Studios – Brian Wilson and Al Jardine 2016

More Josh Turner Cuz I Like Him : Oldies but Goodies


Josh Turner

For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield Cover

Crazy – Patsy Cline

All I Want – Joni Mitchell


Chef Tom is currently transitioning from Personal Chef to Private Chef. He also teaches cooking classes, caters small parties and leads overseas culinary tours. His specialty for the last twelve years has been cooking for people with food allergies and sensitivities. His motto is “Food should give you pleasure, not pressure.”

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