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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’s 3 Small Stories and Char Siu-BBQ Chinese Pork

Posted in Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 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.

Continue reading

Chef Tom, A Wood Sprite Trilogy, and Chicken ….

Posted in Fiction, Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2020 by segarini

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. Continue reading

Chef Tom – More Short Stories and Pork Chops!

Posted in Fiction, Food, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2020 by segarini

Light Beneath the Door

I step up to the door of her lab. Three short knocks is what she wants to hear when dinner is ready. Nothing more, nothing less. Just like every other evening at this time.

I raise my fist to wrap on the metal three times and notice the light from inside the lab sneaking out from under the door to illuminate the toes of my shoes.  Just as I draw back my fist, I hear from behind the barrier a loud Crackle! Buzz! Pop! and watch the light on my shoes flash from yellow to blue to white and back again.

Silence.

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Chef Tom – A Short Story and a Drool-Worthy Recipe

Posted in Fiction, Food, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2020 by segarini

I’ve written a series of very short stories 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. Had to set the timer for 12 minutes. Not any longer, hence their brevity. Tried to squeeze as much into a few paragraphs as I could. Some stories, as you will see below, even had multiple chapters.

Alarm goes off…stop writing.

WARNING: These stories are for entertainment only.

The daily prompt is the title.

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Chef Tom – Olé! Molé!

Posted in Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2019 by segarini

Don’t be intimidated. These three recipes are dead-simple and REALLY delicious. If you have a hankering for Mexican flavors, and a few people coming over for supper, this is the ticket. Serve with some good (preferably hand-made) tortillas, a tossed green, and a pitcher of cold Margaritas (or some Tecate, or Modelo, or Dos Equis).

Follow the link to find some Molé paste (if you can’t find it at the local Whole Foods). Continue reading

Chef Tom’s Cure for Boring Breakfasts

Posted in Food, Opinion, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2019 by segarini

Breakfast does NOT have to be boring. Once you get familiar with how to prepare and assemble these breakfast bowls, with their interchangeable ingredients, you can get creative and switch out ingredients to your little tongue’s desire.

Go to Africa with eggplant and peanuts. Go to Mexico with guacamole and chilies. Go to Eastern Europe with Bulgarian feta or grated Kashkaval cheese, and some sautéed cabbage and caraway. Go to Asia with seasoned rice vinegar in the scrambled eggs, roasted bok choy, and a drizzle of sesame oil and Hoisin.  Continue reading