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Chef Tom – Short Ribs and Short Stories

Posted in Fiction, Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2020 by segarini

A Reminder: These short stories are from a writing program called Round Robin. Write something every day, set the timer for 12 minutes, the title of each piece is the daily prompt. Stop writing once the alarm goes off.

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Chef Tom Shares Three of his Very Short Stories and One Very Tasty Soup

Posted in Fiction, Food, life, Opinion, Recipe with tags , , , , , on December 7, 2019 by segarini

If you would be so kind as to indulge me, the next few submissions will include (very) short stories I’ve written as part of a program called Round Robin. For eight weeks we had to write something every day based on short “prompts” from the instructor. We had to set the timer for 12 minutes. No longer. Hence their brevity. Had to squeeze as much into a few paragraphs as I could. Some stories, as you will see, even have multiple chapters. – Chef Tom

Alarm goes off…stop writing.

WARNING: These stories are for entertainment only. If you’re not up to escaping for a couple of minutes and allowing each short story to unfold on its own without much in the “deeper meaning” department, please do not read.

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Chef Tom – Stories and Stew

Posted in Fiction, Food, life, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2019 by segarini

I’m ba-aack. Been doing a deep dive into creative writing over the last few months, as well as transitioning careers, so my schedule has been whacked. Thanks, Bob, for having me back.

You are always welcome here, Chef. – Bob

On a slightly different tack. If you would be so kind as to indulge me, the next few submissions will include three (very) short stories I’ve written as part of a program called Round Robin. For eight weeks we had to write something every day based on short “prompts” from the instructor. We had to set the timer for 12 minutes. No longer. Hence their brevity. Had to squeeze as much into a few paragraphs as I could. Some stories, as you will see, even have multiple chapters.

Alarm goes off…stop writing.

WARNING: These stories are for entertainment only. If you’re not up to escaping for a couple of minutes and allowing each short story to unfold on its own without much in the “deeper meaning” department, please do not read. Continue reading

Chef Tom – Chifa: a Fusion of Peruvian and Chinese Cuisines

Posted in Food, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2019 by segarini

Chifa is a fusion of Peruvian and Chinese cuisines, brought to Peru by the influx of East Asian immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The first documented Chinese immigrants arrived in Peru in 1849 to work in coastal sugar plantations and mines, to construct rail roads, and to extract guano for fuel.

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Chef Tom – Tagliata

Posted in Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , on July 20, 2019 by segarini

It’s summer. You have a heat wave. You want something hearty and filling, but fresh and seasonal. And you want a LOT of flavor. Ok, so you’re a normal, healthy person. Grab you favorite wine (this will be good with a big red, a fruity Zin, or a lovely crisp and complex Rose), some crusty bread, and someone you love to share your meal with, and have at it.

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Chef Tom – DIY Niçoise Salad, and On That Note

Posted in Food, music, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , on July 13, 2019 by segarini

This seems just right for the Summer weather, don’t you agree? An easy, delicious, salad, and some wonderful music to go with it.

Enjoy!

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Chef Tom – Sheet Pan Dinners are a Godsend

Posted in Food, music, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , on June 29, 2019 by segarini

Love me some sheet pan dinners. Love the ease of using one big pan, one oven setting, and blending diverse flavors and textures into one big harmonious meal. DH and I can eat off of a single sheet pan dinner for most of the week. I know, it’s a lot of repeat, but neither of us minds, and after a busy day, not having to think and fret and shop and plan and all that, well, it’s just so nice to pour a glass of wine and warm up something that’s been sitting for a few hours getting richer and tastier and more complex.

Can you feel me?

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