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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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Chef Tom – Hi Gang. Happy to be back. Did you miss me?

Posted in Food, Opinion, Recipe with tags , , , , , , on June 22, 2019 by segarini

Been kinda busy, including flying from San Francisco up to Ashland Oregon to cater this amazing event last weekend.

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Chef Tom – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Posted in Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2019 by segarini

Classic holidays song, been around for ages, though today it’s being chased through the virtual jungle by Social Justice Warriors (something about misogyny and male domination) because they’re a bored bunch, are indoors at this time of year, and there’s really nothing to do, so what the hell.

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Chef Tom – The Humble Dumpling

Posted in Opinion, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2018 by segarini

 

Dumpling. The name says cute, like the word dimple. Dumplings are comfort forever, doughy and soft as a pillow. No one eats a dumpling and stays mad. Wee floating clouds, swelling as they soak, holding onto their savory juices like a secret. Dumplings are cushions of custard, content to bathe in a creamy-sweet vanilla-scented bath, just a little bit longer please.

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Chef Tom – American Turkey Day

Posted in Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2018 by segarini

 Thanksgiving is like a slow moving freight train. Seeing it from a distance it seems as it’s not even moving. Then you look up and it’s bearing down upon you, relentless, purposeful, and unstoppable. You either get on board or get run over.

So why resist.

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Chef Tom – Pork and Veggie Bowls

Posted in Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2018 by segarini

This lunch had been repeated a few times because it’s so damn satisfying. It takes paying attention to timing to have everything ready at the same time, but when it all comes together, the homey colors, soulful flavors and fresh crunch make a most nourishing one-bowl meal.

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