Archive for Recipes

Chef Tom and The Adobo of Your Dreams

Posted in Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , on October 20, 2018 by segarini

Chicken Adobo is a favorite dish from the Philippines. Simple ingredients and a ton of flavor.  Traditionally it’s cooked stovetop, boiled in its marinade, until the liquid goes away, the chicken gets a lovely, caramel burnish, and the flavors become a concentrated umami. I especially love biting into the whole peppercorns. No wonder it’s one of the most popular dishes.

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Chef Tom and Cooking Class with Recipes!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2018 by segarini

Last night I led a cooking class for twenty-one people. This might have been class number thirty-six or fifty-two or twenty-eight, I’ve lost count.  Public classes, private parties, corporate team building, ingredient-focused, allergenista-friendly, I’ve done all sorts. Cooking classes are one of my favorite things to do. I always get a strong sense of fulfilling my purpose in life, whatever that is. Lol. I get to connect with people and watch them connect with each other as we all participate in fighting for, and then accomplishing, something remarkable together. Everyone loves food. Food is sexy. Cooking is the new black, or maybe it’s the old, classic black that never goes out of style. Seems the majority of folks actually enjoy cooking to some degree, or at least have a romantic notion of being a cook. There’s always plenty of fun to be had.

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