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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.

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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 – Breakfast Bowls and Wild Musical Intruments

Posted in Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , on August 4, 2018 by segarini

Breakfast Bowl

As in “Who doesn’t love a…”

Following are recipes for three recent hits at work, a fave repeat I call my Cowboy Breakfast Bowl, his slightly healthier cousin, Quinoa Pesto Breakfast Bowl, and the set of sultry septuplets that live next door, Breakfast Roasted Ham Bowls.

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Chef Tom – Parm, Passion, Chicken, and Yum!

Posted in Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2018 by segarini

Cooking daily for a crew of nine to sixteen hungry millennials, I try to find recipes that are unusual, as well as nutritious. Lately I have been going after dishes that are called One Pan Recipes. Everything gets piled onto a sheet pan and roasted together. Roasting anything brings out the natural sugars and caramelizes them,, so fruits, veggies and meats just taste better.

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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 – RIP to the Bad Boy Chef

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on June 16, 2018 by segarini

Fuck depression.  Depression is the Donald Trump of disease. Doesn’t give a fuck who gets hurt as it crashes its way through peoples’ lives; indiscriminate, ruthless, deadly. Robin Williams, Kate Spade, and now Anthony Bourdain. Folks battling depression smile on the outside and inside they’re in a world of pain. But, to be successful in this miserable world, ya gotta buck up and make it work. Put on a happy face. I’m sorry, Chef. I’m sorry that in the face of having a lifetime dedicated to making extraordinary contributions to millions of passionate food enthusiasts across the planet, depression just didn’t give a shit and closed its cold, bony-ass fingers around your heart. Sixty-one years old?? Jesus. Depression, go fuck yourself.

You will be missed, Chef. You will NOT be forgotten.

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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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