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Chef Interview with Deborah Scarborough and Black Cat Bistro Rare Seared Yellowfin Ahi

It’s always exciting to meet a new chef full of passion, inspiration and successful. That is what happened with Deborah Scarborough, owner/chef of The Black Cat in Cambria, California. How did you get started?   “Like many other chefs, I started cooking with my grandmother, mother, and father. Each had...

Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich from Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea and Roasted Mushroom Tart

Chef Kaldrovich brings a global influence to Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea. His career started at four-star Galani Restaurant at the Buenos Aires Park Hyatt Hotel. Mitchell moved on to the position of chef partie at Harpers 1 and 2 Restaurants in the prestigious Recoleta neighborhood before leaving Argentina...

Chris McDonald in Huntsville and Grille 29 Redfish

On a visit to Huntsville, Alabama, I had the opportunity to try Grille 29 and interview Chriss McDonald. Maralyn: When did you get interested in cooking? Chef Chris: I started taking an interest in cooking at about 8 years old. My Grandmother was the “cafeteria lady” in my grade school. I remember being...

Chef David Turin and his Recipe for Pork and Bacon with Balsamic Apples

Norm and I were pleasantly surprised by Portland’s Arts District. It has had an amazing Renaissance.  You can enjoy works of art by Picasso, Monet and Maine’s own rising stars. But here is the caveat, there is one award winning chef-owner and artist in residence at David’s Creative Cuisine, David Turin.  He...

Executive Chef Geoffroy Deconinck of Natalie’s at Camden Harbour Inn and Seared Rib Eye with Carrot Puree, Ramps, Pommes Anna with Pancetta and Confit Onion

Geoffroy Deconinck will be Cooking At: Art of Dining (Jordan/Gatto Residence) and On the Rocks at the Kennebunkport Festival 2012. For my interview, check out CityRoom. A native of Belgium and a graduate with high honors from CERIA Culinary Academy in Brussels, Deconinck has worked at some of the world’s...

Pastry Chef and Food Writer Kristin Fuhrmann-Simmons and Belizean Chocolate Cake with Frosting

Kristin Simmons is the owner and Head Baker in her company, Kristin F. Simmons, located in Kennebunkport, Maine. She is also a wife, mother, and home chef. She created her company as a way to bring together all of the passions in her life. She was trained as a chef by her father. You can read her bio on my...

Execuitive Chef Bryan Dame Shares His Classic New England Clam Chowder and Grandfather’s Clam Fritters

As the Kennepunkpoort Festival 2012 is getting closer and closer, we are becoming more excited about experiencing so many outstanding events. My interview and  bio for Executive Chef Bryan Dame was featured on CityRoom. He was nice enough to send his New England Clam Chowder and grandfather’s Clam Fritters...

Interview with Executive Chef Phil Reid, and a Recipe for Lobster Fried Rice

In addition to classic Maine recipes like baked haddock and steamed lobster, Executive Chef Phil Reid of One Dock at theKennebunkport Inn, creates an array of newer dishes focusing on all that culinary Maine has to offer. (Insider tip: Phil will be atCocktails at One Dock – Tuesday, June 5th Kennebunkport...

Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich from Sea Glass and His Wild Mushroom Tart

As most of you realize by now, I will be attending the Kennepunkport Festival 2012 and quite excited about the event. I’m featuring profiles of the chefs who will be cooking at the Art of Dining Dinners as well as one of their favorite recipes. .. Sea Glass Wild Mushroom Tart This one if from my article...

Chef Kevin Walsh of Earth and Wood Oven Fired Margarita Pizza

When Norm and I attend the Kennepunkport Festival,  June 5-9,  we will be staying at  Hidden Pond. We’re happy to say we will have the opportunity to visit Earth and experience Executive Chef Kevin Walsh’s cooking first hand. Kevin will be cookin  at An Evening at Earth – Saturday, June 9th. There will be...

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