Strawberry Soup With Mint and Crème Fraîche

Chef Harrison Keevil of Brookville Restaurant in Charlottesville, Va. shared this recipe. "This soup changes from bite to bite. It goes from sweet to savory and back," he said. Strawberries are the main ingredient, so use the best ones you can find. Hands-On Time: 20 minutes  Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes  Serves: 4 to 6 as an [...]

July 11th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Cardiologists Concoction

….because cardiologists need to make a living too! This is a fabulously simple, hearty, quick, delicious dish that you should feel thoroughly guilty about as you go for your third helping.  It’s got everything to make your taste buds say YES! and your heart to say NO!!!!The best way to prepare this dish is to [...]

July 9th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Sticky Blackberry Barbecued Pork Ribs

Berry Season 101 You can get good-quality berries in most markets now through the end of summer—and raspberries and blackberries last into the fall. But each berry has a slightly different peak season: Strawberries and blueberries are approaching their peaks right now, while blackberries and raspberries are at their very best later in the summer, [...]

July 8th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

OMG Meatloaf

OK, I admit it.  I’m obsessed with my new meat grinder and I’m now a passenger with the Mad Hatter’s grinding device. Adventure?  Or road trip with insanity?  That question, partially, will be answered tonight when we know about the results of a strange concoction that forever more will be known as “God Help Me [...]

July 6th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

San Francisco’s Best Pizzerias

San Francisco's Best Pizzerias Yum With its access to fresh, high-quality ingredients and its devotion to food, San Francisco is home to some amazing pizzerias. From thin-crust to Neapolitan-style pizza, the pizza options in the Bay Area are varied and plentiful. In honor of Pizza Week, our friends at Zagat have rounded up the top five pizza joints [...]

June 30th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

The Secrets of a Great Importer

SEEKING WHERE OTHERS AREN’T | Kermit Lynch at his wine store in Berkeley, Calif. MORE THAN 20 YEARS AGO, Kermit Lynch wrote what may be the best book on the wine business. Equal parts professional insight and Henry James-inspired travelogue, “Adventures on the Wine Route” was not only much praised but has never been out [...]

June 27th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

The Perfect Father’s Day Gift – A Cuisinart Meat Grinder

I’m in heaven! My wife and kids just gave me a father’s day present that I’ve been dreaming of for a long time…a Cuisinart Meat Grinder. If you have never had freshly ground meat made into fresh burgers, taco meat, meat loaf, sausage, steak tartare…you are missing a small part of heaven.  Freshly ground meat [...]

June 17th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Triple Cooked Pasta (AKA an aphrodisiac)

From my kitchen to yours, I bring you the delicacy of a pasta that is crispy, but at the same time tender; an explosion of flavor bathed in the glory of a fresh homemade bruschetta sauce. I hope it charms and entices you enough to cook it for yourself or to impress that special person [...]

June 7th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Meat Loaf – Variation on a classic

  I think everyone can agree that we all have memories around a table eating a classic meatloaf. With this interesting variation of that classic, you have the chance to share old memories and make new ones with someone special. This spin on the classic will show your culinary flair and is sure to impress! [...]

March 25th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments

Blue Cheese: The rich move from the Salad to the Steak!

Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter The stout aroma and flavor of blue cheese have always been a steakhouse staple as a salad dressing. But in recent years the blue cheese has moved from the iceberg to the red meat. Maybe now is the opportunity for you as well to break outside the mold and woo [...]

March 20th, 2012|The MANifesto|0 Comments
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