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Bastille Day

In celebration of Bastille Day I decided to take a page from every great French chef’s playbook and make my version of Poulet Roti.  Or as Anthony Bourdain would say, “That’s roast chicken dumb ass!” Mine began with about a 5 pound Free Range bird from a local ranch in Arizona.  I stuffed it with […]

Fleur de Sel Caramels

Fleur de Sel is French for Flowers of Salt.  Aptly named because this salt is hand harvested, actually scraped from the top layer of salt retrieved from the marshes off the coast of Brittany.  What’s more impressive is what it does when combined with a fine hand crafted caramel. Erin’s Fleur de Sel Caramels are […]

A Turtle in the Arizona Desert?

It may sound strange, but there are turtles in the Phoenix and Scottsdale desert…Erin’s Desert Turtles. She starts off with a pool of her Fleur de Sel Caramels.  Then she adds delicious fresh pecans from Arizona’s own Green Valley Pecan Company.  The little guys then enjoy a decadent bath of fine Callebaut Belgian dark chocolate. […]

Heart Healthy Pan Asian

Everyone loves good Asian take out…except perhaps your heart!  All too often, this cuisine is laden with too much salt and fat.  But Eat Me has solved that problem. For instance, our Asian Pork Tenderloin.  It gets marinated in low sodium soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger, garlic, scallions, and Sambal Oelek for some heat.  […]

Retro

Got a call from a client who needed something to take to a friend’s outdoor party in Scottsdale. When we asked what she was looking for, she didn’t have anything specific in mind, but wanted to make an impression. Our suggestion was simple…Deviled Eggs. We’re developing an entire group of Retro Appetizers. We’ve got the […]

Lighter Fare for Arizona Summers

The 110-degree plus weather during Arizona Summers gets you thinking about lighter fare.  Couple that with the fact the fresh Alaskan Halibut is in season and I had the beginning of tonight’s dinner menu.  Erin had been craving something with an Asian twist.  One of the shortcomings here is the total lack of good Cantonese […]