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I am bitten and smitten with Ludobites!

 Ludobites 8.0 pops up in Los Angeles at Lemon Moon I went back to the web to recall the details of this story: I remember sitting in Skirball in Los Angeles or was it called Zócalo, waiting for “LA Weekly food critic Jonathan Gold  to introduce Nancy Silverton of Mozza, “Top Chef” Season Two winner  Ilan Hall, and “Top Chef Masters” stars Ludovic Lefebvre of LudoBites ...

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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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