National Absinthe Day

I am back from Mexico just in time to celebrate this unique day at a favorite watering hole on  in charming Claremont, California. The last time I indulged in the memorable green fairy was with Maralyn Hill. We were at a tiny bar on top of a very steep hill in Lyon, France, on a cold January Day. We somehow...

Book Review: Chocolate Bliss by Susie Morris

Review by Brenda C. Hill The cover of this delectable book made me long for a big bite of a crunchy chocolate caramel truffle. Author and artesian chocolatier, Susie Morris, knows how to celebrate all things chocolate. How fortunate I was to meet Susie in person at the marketplace for International Food...

Book Review: Flying Pans by Ron Oliver and Bernard Guillas

Flying Pans  Two Chefs: One World By Ron Oliver and Bernard Guillas Flying Pans is the best culinary book I have ever read. The Hill Team has researched hundreds of cook books, including a favorite by our old friend, Julia Child. We have also published two culinary books of our own about chefs worldwide. It...

Blood Orange Margarita

Maralyn and I love blood oranges, Patron and Mexico. I will be heading to Baja next week to explore a few rustic vineyards and farms. Here is a bloody good cocktail for a happy Halloween made with Patron Silver. The recipe below is courtesy of the Patron site credited below the photo. INGREDIENTS 1 serving2...

The 23 Coolest Restaurant Trends We Spotted In 2016 | Bon Appetite

Maralyn and I enjoy keeping up with  current creative food trends. A favorite magazine for menu and restaurant trends is Flavor & The Menu. My daughter, Robin Schempp,| writes for this culinary specialty publication. Her article for the current issue is on food we crave. Cheese. Robin explains the other...

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