How to Pull off Seafood Paella for Twenty People

How to Pull off Seafood Paella for Twenty People

Some like to go clubbing, some like to go out to dinner, and others (like me) like to take on the challenge of feeding and hosting twenty people for their 25th birthday. Now feeding and hosting twenty people wouldn't have been a challenge if I had decided to cook up my traditional risotto recipe, but [...]

Spice up your Cooking 101

Have you ever been transported to India by a single bite of shrimp saag or to southern Spain with a nibble of paella? I have.  Each time I have a life-changing meal, my inner chef fires off the questions.  What's in this?  Why are the flavors perfect?  How can I replicate this at home? Over [...]

Saffron Quinoa Risotto

Saffron Quinoa Risotto

Did you know that saffron is more costly than gold? Saffron, a spice derived from the saffron crocus flower, gives dishes a rich warm flavor and a yellow color.  Why is it so expensive?  When it takes over 75,000 flowers to produce and single pound of spice, well you can get the picture.  Although costly, [...]