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Yacht cuisine in the south of France

  I’ve been working for the last month as a chef on luxury yachts! Here’s the latest dishes I’ve whipped up while cruising the Mediterranean..   Island seared scallops with mango avocado roasted red...

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PARIS CUPCAKE PARTY at chez NEOBENTO!

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Parisian Cupcake Event last week! Fifteen cupcake enthusiasts joined me as I showed how to make ordinary cupcakes into stunning, delicious confections using tricks I...

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My first French ‘business trip’

I am on my first French business trip and it feels great! Packed a small bag with my baking tools, tank tops, undies, running shoes..huh?? Yes I am in the French countryside, on business.  This...

St. Valentin’s Day – Trio of Love 0

St. Valentin’s Day – Trio of Love

We conjured up a special dessert trip for you and your lover at the Ojai Valley Inn. This is starting to sound like a commercial, but honestly this is yummy: Chocolate passionfruit crunch, bananas...

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CUPCAKE BELLS ARE RINGING

Summer is here and wedding season is upon us once again. Many bridges and grooms have opted for the hip yet elegant mini cupcakes in lieu of a cake. Here’s a cupcake tier I...

PIG FEST 0

PIG FEST

It’s not everyday you see a man butcher a whole hog with his bare hands. About a hundred carnivores watched Fatted Calf owner Taylor Boetticher take apart a 180-pound hog pig just a hand-saw, cleaver and...

My favorite kitchen tools: Pillowcase salad spinner, Opinel knife 0

My favorite kitchen tools: Pillowcase salad spinner, Opinel knife

One of the most versatile tools I have is my Opinel knife. Joseph Opinel started making these knives in 1894 in the Savoie region of France. This switchblade-style pocket knife was originally an all-purpose mountain...