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Do you have a "Signature Dish?"

Hello Chefs & all those who eat!

Do you have a dish that defines your style or is your biggest hit?
Please share your dish with us....

Hey good looking whatcha got cooking?

Thanks for sharing!
Patti xoxo

PS- Mine would be Pinwheels - an entree- sure ask me I'll give you my recipe!

Added by Patti on August 8, 2009 at 5:37am — 1 Comment

Here's a few Comments on "Hell's Kitchen"....from my Facebook Page 7-22-09

First I posted:



Patti Hauffe: I am sorry - you know I love all my chef buddies,but "Hell's Kitchen" is a joke. It does nothing but make a mockery of the Restaurant Business, chefs, servers, clients &all concerned. No one would take the most well experienced chef into a new kitchen & not orientate them and expect a full service given.Just like throwing a non swimmer in the deep end of the pool and say sink or swim!



Here's a few comments:



Christopher… Continue

Added by Patti on July 22, 2009 at 7:57am — 4 Comments

An Anniversary...

I cannot believe this...

My Earthy Delights adventure began 13 years ago today!!
A Big Thank You to all who have made my journey so exciting!!!

Patti xoxoxo

Time sure flies when you're having fun!!!

Added by Patti on July 21, 2009 at 7:54am — 2 Comments

Ten Top New Ingredients this Summer...my humble opinion!

Here's my humble opinion: I'll list the top 10 most popular/new cutting edge ingredients from my point of view - Then its YOUR turn!

1. Dehydr8 Vinegar
2. Black Garlic
3. Piment d'Espelette
4. Agava Syrup
5. Piedmontese Beef
6. Merlot Mix Micro greens
7. Truffle Salt
8. Balaton Cherries
9. Mangalitsa Pork
10. Bluegrass Soy Sauce!

Now what makes YOUR list??
Patti xoxo

Added by Patti on July 14, 2009 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Interesting info regarding the AIG bailout-more fuel for the fire...

Remember when this economic crisis hit, and Congress let Bear Stearns go

under, pushed a bunch of forced marriages between banks, etc.?



Then they bailed out AIG. At the time didn't it make you think... "That's strange.

What does an insurance company have to do with this crisis?"



Well this could just be the answer...among other things, AIG INSURES THE PENSION TRUST OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS!!



No wonder they got bailed out right away!

Heck with… Continue

Added by Patti on April 29, 2009 at 7:45am — 1 Comment

Gotta share this Fig Cheesecake recipe from Angela Kewney - It's a keeper!

Angela Kewney

Today at 3:02pm



Yes, I am sitting on the beach, glass of wine in my hand, some very rich emmentahler cheese at hand. Thinking of the obvious, I thought I would share some inspiration with you in the form of this stunning cheesecake which has the consistency of creme brulee. It will be the star attraction on the dessert menu, so you have to make two at a time!



Take the following:

2 cups cake flour, plus extra for dusting

50g icing sugar

a… Continue

Added by Patti on April 8, 2009 at 1:21pm — No Comments

What is wrong with Michigan?

Here's a good message from Chef Ryan Parker- He's a friend of mine on Facebook-



Chef Ryan says...

I dont mind if the reporters say that we played poorly. It's the point by point, all around beatdown as if they were jr high players.





What is worse is in every article written about the Final Four or Detroit or Michigan is that the state of Michigan is not worthy of positive press. I would like to see an article now written about the spartans got this far. With the… Continue

Added by Patti on April 8, 2009 at 10:07am — No Comments

This is the best ad campaign just made for today's economy!

First I must say this was not my idea - it is not original - I read it in NRN and its an ad campaign that I must share! ( It has been a while back - but I managed restaurants for years and if I was today I would be all over this idea for an ad campaign!)



In San Antonio this brilliant restaurant operator is "Bailing Out" a percentage of his regular or new clients! He went to Kinko's and made an official fun notice that he gives to select customers at the end of their meal who fully… Continue

Added by Patti on March 6, 2009 at 9:57am — 2 Comments

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