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My Favorite Champagnes

I have been asked what are some of my favorite Champagnes. Here they are: (of course non-vintage are always less expensive) Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2004 Louis Roederer Carte Blanche Perrier-Jouet Fleur de Champagne Belle Epoque 2004 Laurent-Perrier Brut Rose Veuve Cliquot gold Label Vintage Brut 2002 Perrier-Jouet Fleur de Champagne 2002 Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut 2002 Piper-Heidsieck ...

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Chicken Cordon Bleu

I love, love, love to pound a boneless, skinless chicken breast or piece of veal and stuff it!  That’s what we do with Chicken Cordon Bleu Take a chicken breast. Put it between wax paper or plastic wrap (below and on top of). Take a pan or a pounder and pound it thin (I didn’t like that, you said that, ...

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Bay Scallops With Polenta and Wild Mushrooms

Here is a Polenta, Mushroom, Breadcrumbs with Bay Scallops dish, but I just can’t follow a recipe, so I really did not create or present it like Chef Suzanne Goin does. What I did follows her recipe, which I used simply as an ‘idea’ of what I might like to create. And I can tell you firsthand, it’s no trick to ...

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Strawberry Ganache Pound Cake Lasagna

This is an interesting recipe that puts together a number of food types that you wouldn’t think would work together. 2 bags frozen strawberries soaked in 2 or 3 ounces of Grand Marnier. Layers To make Ganache: 2 ½ bags dark chocolate nibs, 1/3 cup cream or half and half, 1/3 cup Dark Rum Honey/a sprinkling of light brown sugar and ...

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Tips for a Healthier New Year from Chef Marian

We are all making ourselves promises to have a Healthier New Year… so here are some tips I have for you. Some I’ve learned about over the years and some more recently from Dr. Oz and the reason I mention them, is that they are backed by testing, so there’s a better chance we won’t hear just the opposite 6 months ...

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