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The book is there for inspiration and as a foundation, the fundamentals on which to build. – Thomas Keller http://ift.tt/1P6E7f6

Thomas Keller

back on track

I’m sort of getting back into the swing of things (by which I mean brain-dumping my random thoughts on the internet via this blog), helped out by my completion of school for the summer (my excitement over summer break is somewhat tempered by the fact that I still have to show up to my office eight hours a day, five days a week), and the Whole Life Challenge. 218 more words

In The Kitchen

The Bridging

We want to be sure that it has that drama to it, that vividness to it, that focus, that cleanliness to it that is going to say something to you. 524 more words

Recent Paintings

NYC - 3/29/16 - Bouchon Bakery & Cafe

On those days when you feel absolutely dreadful chicken soup is an absolute necessity and Bouchon Bakery’s has to be the best in NYC. A glass of wine, a lovely view and a fantastic salad later the day was much brighter. 13 more words

New York

Culinary Alchemy at Per Se

For years I have longed to eat at Per Se, Thomas Keller’s shrine to New American/French cuisine in the Time Warner Center. I pored over foodie photographs online and noted the vegetarian tasting menu. 1,606 more words

Food And Wine


And really, what’s not to love?  Trooper is our 7 year old Golden Retriever and he is Great dog.  If Trooper were a person, he would be your favorite person, no doubt.   305 more words


Clam Chowder

This past Sunday I went to my dad’s house on Lake Washington to celebrate his birthday. I will save the details of this tako yaki showdown for another time, but it prompted a memory of the clam chowder we made on Christmas – worth mentioning right now. 907 more words