Archive for Chef Tom

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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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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