I know we need the precipitation out here in sunny California but it sure does seem like its been raining for weeks! Actually, its beautiful…the air is so crisp and clean. The snow level is down really low right now and I can see snow on the top of Mt. Tamalpais…pretty cool!
Last week, I got to spend some time cooking with my good friend Joey Altman, host of the James Beard Award winning show, Bay Cafe. Last Spring, Joey and I auctioned off a dinner package for 12 people at the San Francisco Taste of the Nation event put on by Share Our Strength and we reconvened this past weekend for the prize dinner. Thanks so much to Susan Sangiacomo for being the winning bidder and helping to fight hunger! Joey and I put together a great menu…take a look:
Tuna Tartare on Potato Chips
Warm Brie Crostini with Fig Chutney and Prosciutto
Hay Roasted Porcini Mushrooms with Celery Root Puree
Cauliflower Soup with Truffle, Parmesan Croutons and Pancetta
Roast Duck Cannelloni with Porcini Marsala Sauce
Roasted Saddle of Lamb with Salsa Verde and Honey Roasted Roots
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Roasted Persimmons and Crème Fraiche
The event went off without a hitch and again, thanks to Susan and her family and friends for their support of Share Our Strength!
And for those of you who watched Tyler’s Ultimate: Lasagna this past weekend, please know that we have made contact with the Food Network about the incorrect recipe that was listed online and it is being fixed…thanks for all of your comments.
So, next week we will have some news to share with you all and I look forward to telling you all about my new projects. Until then…keep on cookin’!