Rocky Mountians Sure Can Cook!

Sushi-Den Denver My Favorite

Last week I was visiting Colorado. I spent a few days Denver and Boulder. Who would have known the food could be so spectacular.Sushi Den was my favorite place in Denver. Michael Meyers, CTO of the Examiner took me there. Whatever Michael asked for the sushi chef did it right or should I say omakase. Michael knows his sushi and … Read More

Happy 2010 – Winter Risotto

Happy New Year from Daily Eats! We have a whole new year of exploring, tasting and making food ahead of us! To kick of the New Year Daily Eats has taken a wonderful favorite recipe of Ruth Reichl, Risotto Primavera to a winter risotto. In the video I make some very funny ironic comments, but can’t stress enough about stirring … Read More

Merry Christmas, Happy 2010

It was a wonderful Christmas at the Spataro home in Gilbert, AZ. My brother selected the recipes for Christmas Eve dinner. We had baked salmon, halibut mediterranean, baked stuff shrimp, lobster bisque, lobster pot pie with green bean salad. My brother make home made chocolate candies. The truffled dark chocolates on the lollipop stick was amazing. Joanne brought baby Tillman … Read More

Books for Sweet Lovers and Wine Novices

Wine and Candy, two great tasting foods, that are delicious and mysterious. To the average person deciding on a wine to purchase can be a mind boggling. Wine Secrets, Advice from Winemakers, Sommeliers, and Connoisseurs, by Marnie Old, provides a user’s guide to taking the overwhelming complexities out of the grape. Marnie Old takes the novice wine drinker from wine … Read More

Ponte Fresco – Chicago

Ponte Fresco is my special place for fresh chopped salads. I’ve been going there for the past 6 months as frequently as twice a week. My favorite mix greens are spinach and romaine lettuce. I ask to mix into the greens either chicken or salmon, chickpeas, olives, broccoli, artichokes, and sweet peas. All fresh! Then the theatre portion of Ponte … Read More

Schwa – Chicago

Tasting Arctic Char Roe

Amuse is Amused or better yet a symphony for the tongue presented by master chief, Michael Carlson. Every experience at Schwa is probably unique to the patron. For me Schwa is a legendary adventure, where taste makes taste. You have to have an incredible palette to understand the complexities of this type of cuisine. I have never experienced combinations that are art … Read More