Archive for the Food Category

Chef Tom – Berry, Berry, Delicious!

Posted in Food, music, Opinion, Recipe with tags , , , , , , on June 12, 2021 by segarini

For most of the country, June is prime time for strawberries. Grab some next time you’re at the market. Look for evenly deep-red berries.

This way-moist treat is ready to cool on a rack in 30 minutes. Fast, easy, and delicious. The trifecta of summer yum.

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Chef Tom – AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

Posted in Food, music, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , on June 5, 2021 by segarini

Food related news recently came across my feed (no pun intended), so I thought it might be interesting to share a couple of stories. The first is about the Zuni Café in San Francisco. Long-time dining destination for the well-heeled, as well as the hoi polloi, or in this case, the gay polloi. Who knew it was one of the first gay-friendly restaurants, with a mostly gay staff, with large picture windows for full visibility.

This is a fascinating read. 

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Roxanne Tellier – Freebies and Freecycles

Posted in COVID 19, Food, life, Opinion, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2021 by segarini

The hardest part of starting something – is starting something.

In 2003, Deron Beal was 39 years old, and working in Tucson, Arizona for a non-profit group that combined recycling with job training. Beal couldn’t stand to see good, usable items in his neighbourhood being thrown away on garbage day, and he began rescuing things that would have otherwise only added to the mass in the ever-growing city dumps and landfills.

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Chef Tom – Dranks

Posted in Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , on May 29, 2021 by segarini

Pandemia afforded us the “luxury” of time – lots and lots of time – spent indoors. No restaurants, no movies, especially no bars. So we took it upon ourselves to do a deep and liquid dive into cocktails. We even put together a fancy-ass cocktail table.

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Roxanne Tellier – Carry That Weight

Posted in COVID 19, Family, Food, Health, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2021 by segarini

If you have recently gone from having a little trouble getting into your skinny jeans, to contemplating buying your whole new summer wardrobe from Omar the Tentmaker, you may have fallen prey to that other pandemic within the pandemic known as “The Pandemic 15,” fifteen pounds being the median amount of weight that many of us have piled on in the last year. 

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Chef Tom – Great Food and World Music

Posted in Food, music, Opinion, Recipe, Review on May 15, 2021 by segarini

I made this a few days ago and we’re still enjoying it. So comforting, especially with a generous sprinkling of freshly grated parmesan. If you can’t find escarole, try a thicker lettuce like green leaf or romaine. If you can find bone broth use that, as it’s much richer and has more nutrients. I opted out of the vinegar, but if you like the flavor, go for it. 

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Get Buttered Up with Chef Tom

Posted in Food, music, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , on May 8, 2021 by segarini

Compound butter is a wonderful, enrichening method used by the best chefs, and a simple way to quickly add flavor and elegance to any dish. Mixing herbs or spices with butter, letting it solidify in the fridge in a log shape, then slicing off a disc and letting it melt over a steak or piece of chicken or fish, or a ragout of veggies before serving…all those wonderful flavors come together over whatever you’re serving.

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Chef Tom – In honor of Passover on the 27th

Posted in Family, Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2021 by segarini

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Chef Tom – Foodz N’ Vidz

Posted in Food, music, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2021 by segarini

 

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Chef Tom – My Good Husband Dan

Posted in Family, Food, Health, music, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2021 by segarini

My good husband Dan’s birthday is April 1. I know, an April Fools baby. Explains a lot, really. I am counting on nine people being fully inoculated by then (three of us already are, including me), that we’re all on a sunny patio in lovely San Carlos drinking beautiful wine and eating multiple tasty courses over a four hour gathering. I’ve already started the menu.

Here are four highly recommended dishes (these are starters) from my foodiverse.

Thought I’d give you a taste.

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