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Chef Tom Herndon – Summer Yummers

Posted in Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2018 by segarini

I had this at a new restaurant the other night and came home and put this recipe together. I loved the combination of texture, colors and flavors. The key is to grill or roast all of the ingredients separately, and then combine them on your plate at the end. When I had it at the restaurant, they served it with a sous vide pork chop finished on the grill. But I tried it with a nice ribeye and it was heaven.

The sauce in the photo was some leftover smoky paprika butter (make your own with ½ stick of melted butter, a teaspoon of smoked paprika, and salt and pepper to taste. Add a pinch of cayenne if you like it spicy) Continue reading

Chef Tom shares a Crowd Favourite

Posted in Opinion, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2018 by segarini

This is a crowd fave. Hearty, spicy and exotic. Berbere, an Ethiopian spice blend, is one of my go-to flavor boosters. Aromatic, complex and as spicy as you please. Making your own is ambitious, so plan ahead to use it up within six months. You can find an excellent recipe here.

Or just go to a Whole Foods or local grocery store that has a good variety of spices (like in the little green boxes) and buy the two tablespoons you’ll need for this recipe. If you’re patient, order some here.

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Chef Tom Herndon Uncovers Some Hidden Gems

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2018 by segarini

These are the small, unassuming places away from the well-worn footpaths of intrepid foodmeisters. Their name and location are often exposed in a hushed whisper over fancy coffee, “You have to try this place…before it gets discovered.” Writing a review for public consumption feels treasonous. But the place is SO impressive that one is compelled to share the news. I found two such gems in one week. A rare event, indeed.

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Chef Tom Herndon – Roasted Sausages with Grapes over French Green Lentils

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2018 by segarini

Today, we’ve got Roasted Sausages with Grapes over French Green Lentils, the Incredible Jacob Collier with some jaw-dropping music, and news about a Blog….

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Chef Tom – Istanbul Part 2

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2018 by segarini

Previously on Chef Tom’s Big Adventure:

Istanbul, Pt. 1
One of my favorite parts of my Big Adventure was engaging my fan base back home in voting. They would vote where I would go and what I would do, and even what I should eat. People ended up being able to vote for a good half dozen mini-adventures. In Istanbul they had to choose between two different food items for my lunch. I figured out early on to make choosing difficult, too, to play up each choice as exciting and compelling, so that it would be tough.

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Tom Herndon – Chef Tom -Sociale: a Hidden Gem

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2018 by segarini

I’ve been living in San Francisco for over four decades. In the last decade and a half the food scene here has turned The City into a Worldwide Culinary Destination. For every Michelin starred place there are a couple of dozen non-tweezer-palace’s that serve really excellent fare from nearly every region on the planet.

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