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...

Bruce Hilliard Vineyard and Winery in the Santa Rita Hills near Santa Barbara

Spending a sunny Saturday learning, sipping fine wine, and tasting terrific grilled cuisine is my kind of late summer day. Back at the Bruce Hilliard Vineyard and Winery, a large group of wine enthusiasts learned how the 1,220 acres of sandy soil along the highway 246 corridor produces rich and savory...

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