Meet The Chef
It is a pleasure to meet you!
I am a self-trained cook and cooking instructor, Spending many years educating myself on food basics and many styles of cooking. My specialty lies in cooking from pantry to fridge, with fresh natural ingredients. I have lived and traveled in many cultures and countries studying techniques and flavors, including Germany, Hawaii, and all over Asia, working as a cooking instructor in Japan for 5 years.
Landing back in the U.S., my goal is to teach home cooks to be comfortable in their kitchen, lend myself to create meals for people that are time constrained, and provide catering for venues as small as date night or as large as a holiday gathering or party.
Living in rural New Jersey gives me access to fresh farm ingredients. You can trust that your food will never contain any growth hormones or antibiotics and always be fresh. I would never put anything on your table that I would not put on my own!
Farm to Table
Farms surround me and I take full advantage
Always fresh...Always delicious
Garlicky Pasta with Filet of Trout
Filet of Trout, scales removed
Flour for dusting the fish
Salt, Pepper,Fresh basil, onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano
10-15 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1 Large onion,Chopped
Fresh parmigiano Reggiano
Pour enough olive oil into a dutch oven to coat the bottom
Saute onion and garlic in dutch oven until soft
Place pasta,5 cups of water, and 1 cup of cream into the pot
Add a teaspoon of all spices to the pot and dry herbs
Cover with a lid and cook, stirring occasionally until pasta is done
add 1 cup of the parmigiano cheese, and top with fresh basil
Season the fish with salt and pepper and dust with flour
Saute in olive oil until flaky, plate pasta and top with fish
a handful of arugula and additional parm cheese