Scallops and Creamy Cauliflower Puree, A Perfect Match. Easy, too.

Does this photo make you drool?  Ah, me too. As Executive Chef at Pelican Hill, Jean-Pierre Dubray overseas the Newport Beach resort’s Andrea at Pelican Hill, as well as the Coliseum Pool and Grill, Pelican Grill at Pelican Golf Club, plus room service for 128 villas and 204 bungalows. Not to forget pastry and bakery operations, and of course, catering…

Azmin Ghahreman, chef-owner of Sapphire Laguna in Laguna Beach makes Harira, one of the best soups on the planet.

Cooking, Videos By Dec 08, 2010

Azmin Ghahreman’s dishes are a delectable marriage of aroma, flavor and texture. Often his unique spice blends play an irresistible role, adding a just-right amount of taste-bud bling. He was born in Iran and raised in Switzerland. His Harira, a Middle Eastern soup with garbanzo beans, lamb and angel-hair pasta, reflects some of the alluring spices savored in his youth….

Chef Thomas Keller’s Salt-Crusted Striped Bass

Cooking, Videos By Dec 08, 2010

It was as if President Obama was coming to my house for dinner. That’s how excited I was. (Yes, this was written during a different administration.) Thomas Keller, widely regarded as the top chef in America, was due at my Huntington Beach home to tape a cooking video with me. The chef-proprietor of The French Laundry (Yountville) and Per Se…

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