Do you notice that everything tastes better when it’s grilled outside? Maybe it’s because you don’t have to be concerned with the smoke and hot kitchen. For me, it’s an escape to the out of doors, birds chirping, and a nice breeze in the air; that’s the California life. California grilling utilizes many different methods — low and slow for ribs and rotisserie items to a blazing fire to char steaks, chops, burgers and vegetables. This month, both methods are used. Our outdoor kitchen at the club makes cooking outside a breeze and available all summer and fall, offering a variety of burgers, street corn and barbecue. I hope this selection of favorites of mine will spark your interest in cooking outdoors. Many of the flavors and techniques that I have adopted over the years I am now sharing with the club membership. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Want to give Mom a break? We can't think of a better time to keep her out of the kitchen and treat her to a rustic, comfort food brunch — a perfect meal for Mother's Day in the comfort of your own home. Check out these simple, rustic recipes that will leave Mom feeling relaxed and appreciated.
Whether big or small, a memorable party is in the details. No doubt you'll have the fridge stocked with favorite beers (a good idea) and pop open some bottles of vino (also a good idea). But if you really want to add some festive oomph to your gathering, try some of these crafted cocktails on for size.
Decorating and cleaning and cooking, oh my! Not sure how you’ll manage to get everything done in time for your holiday party? Don't fret! This month chef James Jessen shares a selection of hors d’oeuvres that can be prepped the day before, and finished in the oven or arranged on a plate on party day so that you can serve your guests with a little less stress!