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Chef Tom – Food Fusion and The Silk Road Ensemble

Posted in Food, Health, life, music, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2021 by segarini

Not to be confused with CON-fusion. Some ultra-PC folks wax expert about cultural appropriation. Well, the one place where that construct has no business being, is in the kitchen. Every dish you cook has had multiple influences from multiple cultures. Even if I were relegated to only cooking white boy food from Northern California (eeew), there would be zero recipes that I could cook that hadn’t originated from someplace OTHER than my own neighborhood. Even my own neighborhood evolved from countless cultures other than my own.

Fusion is the result of natural evolution, IMHO. The world is one big magical soup. The parable of Stone Soup makes my point. Without the generous influence from the other cultures around us, life would be unbearably dull. 

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Chef Tom – Peaches and Passion

Posted in Food, life, music, Opinion, Recipe with tags , , , , , on August 7, 2021 by segarini

Peaches are my favorite fruit. Firm, ripe, juicy. Can’t be beat. We’re in mid-peach season. Eat as many as you can, as often as you can. Here are some yummy recipes to whet your imagination and tantalize your tastebuds.

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Chef Tom – TOMatoes

Posted in Food, life, music, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2021 by segarini

Tomato season. My favorite time of year. All the colors, flavors, textures and…juice. I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. When something is in season, eat as much of it as you can. In season means the produce is at peak nutrition. Have tomatoes every day if you can. You’ll maximize the good-for-you.

With tomato season comes all the stone fruit. Their sugars and acid are perfect matches for tomatoes, especially peaches and nectarines. Go for a variety of colors and shapes to make each dish more appealing. Experiment with your own combinations.

Here are just a few of my favorite recipes.

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Chef Tom – ¡Esta muy caliente!

Posted in Food, life, music, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2021 by segarini

Aguas frescas, water-based fruit drinks, are a cool way to make your fresh fruit go further—especially in the summertime when you might have a larger watermelon than you know what to do with, or peaches that are starting to shrivel.

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Chef Tom Has a Summer Treat for You including Cocktails!

Posted in Food, Opinion, Recipe on June 26, 2021 by segarini

Here’s something new for you to try. It’s Summer. It’s British. …and it’s Pudding!

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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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