Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Soup with Crispy Sage Leaves

I absolutely love all kinds of squash!  Something about the earthiness of them makes me happy! The versatility they lend to dishes is a chef’s dream!  Your imagination conjures up so many variations. I love to roast butternut squash, I make them into delicious “steak fries” and they are sheer perfection! But something about a…

An American Chef in Paris….Sort of

It has been a dream of mine since I was a very little girl reading about the adventures of Madeline, for those of you unfamiliar, I am speaking about the little girl in the children’s book series by Ludwig Bemelmans.  My dream as a chef is to cook alongside some surly French chef, shouting obscenities…

Are certain foods really an Aphrodisiac?

“Recently my firefighter and I were out to dinner,  as we both scoured the menu we rejoiced in the fact that they had raw oysters on the menu! It’s kind of our thing! Of course we ordered a dozen! So, I said to him as we waited for our sexy goodness, “Do you really think that oysters are an aphrodisiac or is that just lore?” Not skipping a beat, in expected fashion, he gave me a wink, eager to test the theory either way, appreciative yes,  but I wanted to more concrete proof!  Oysters for example are high in Zinc, which has been linked to an increased libido,”

Can food be Sexy?

“There is in my opinion, a deep connection between sex and food.  Stay with me, I will convince you. unless ,you have never had either, in which case this is really for you.  Lest anyone think that was not humor.”