Fish and Beef – Where they come from and how to choose what to buy (and some beer to go with the meal)

The United States Personal Chef Association http://www.uspca.com/ brought together personal chefs from across the United States and Canada in Washington, D.C. over this past weekend. What an amazing learning experience for me! I’m sitting here at my desk looking over notes, going through a stack of business cards, “liking” colleagues on Facebook, connecting on Twitter and […]

Arroz Con Pollo

I grew up in the beautiful country of Panama. There are a handful of recipes that are synonymous with “home” for me. Arroz con pollo is one of those “at-home, comfort” dishes. Really, it is a humble casserole of chicken and rice. But when I dig into a bowl of arroz con pollo, I am […]

Filet Mignon with Mushroom-Wine Sauce

Today is Father’s Day. Consider preparing this lavish Filet Mignon with Mushroom-Wine Sauce for the meat-and-potatoes guy in your life tonight.  No grill required! Pull out your cast iron skillet for a dinner prepared in less than 30 minutes. I suggest serving this with creamy roasted poblano mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus or haricots verts. […]