Star Crab Cakes

Star Crab Cakes

Back in 1984 I was asked by some celebrities that I was cooking for if I ever have eaten at Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. My reply was not yet, but after hearing about the chef in charge and his new style fusion food menu I knew it would not be long before I would be there in the flesh.     Stars were noted as being the birthplace of New American Cuisine. The restaurant was an instant sensation and quickly became the top-grossing restaurant for years. Chef Jeremiah Tower and his posse of celebrity chefs like Wolfgang Puck became the pioneers of California...
Wurst Genuine Oktoberfest Sausages

Wurst Genuine Oktoberfest Sausages

Back while I was visiting Waterloo County and the Mennonite area General stores I came across a vendor at St. Jacobs that had some of the Wurst Genuine Oktoberfest Sausages and the original festival honey mustard. He claimed his Grandfather and Mother were making these little bangers and selling them at the Berlin Farmers Market before becoming Kitchener. Over the years I have gained many sources to get some great artisan sausages. Sausage Miesters are usually found on farms and have a seasoned smoke house on the premises. Because its not inspected and the product being...
Flawless Lemon-Aid.

Flawless Lemon-Aid.

Flawless Lemon-Aid 1 cup sugar 1 cup filtered water. 1 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice. 5 or 6 lemons. In a sauce pan over medium heat add the sugar and cup of water and simmer, stirring till the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the stove and add the cup of lemon juice and stir in. In a glass pitcher add to four cups of ice cold filtered water. Mix well and let it rest in the fridge for about an hour so as to let the flavor’s blend. Before I squeeze the washed off lemons I like to rasp-grate the peel and place it into some water to obtain the extreme lemon oil...
Barrique Kitchen Offers Well Rehearsed Flavours!

Barrique Kitchen Offers Well Rehearsed F...

Barrique Kitchen Offers Well Rehearsed Flavours! The fourth visit back at the Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar at the 5 Corners here in White Rock. We were promptly seated and were waiting for our friends to arrive had time for tasty cocktails with house castelvetrano olive bowl along with some delicious white bean dip. Our friends arrived and we shared the foie gras toast and truffle tots which set the stage for more.  Duck A L’Orange was still on the menu and I suggested that to my friend. A most pleasing meal that was the perfect portion and balance of flavours....
Harriett’s Dover Beach Food Court Barbados. It’s True!

Harriett’s Dover Beach Food Court ...

            Last time back in Barbados we stayed beside the Dover Beach at Infinity Resort. Charles the friendly surf  & rental Water Sports give great advice to find the best places to have a nosh. Canadians are well liked and at the food court a quick lunch made by Harriett’s get some very good reviews for her traditional tasty Rice and Peas on the bottom layer, Chicken dumplings and gravy on one side and Bajan lamb curry stew, and helping of bread fruit and okra coo-coo Enough for several hungry appetites. Chuck the resort chef...
Stuffed and Rolled Spare Ribs

Stuffed and Rolled Spare Ribs

Dad’s Rolled and Stuffed Ribs Breslau Hotel Style. Procedure: I learned how to do this recipe blindfolded before I was 15. My dad was in charge of some large Oktoberfest feedings at the Pennsylvania Kitchen and Rolled Ribs and Pig Tails were made by the thousands. At the old Breslau Hotel buffet it would be normal to do 500 portions on a Friday Night. Once you have 4 split racks of side ribs or baby back ribs depending on your budget. In my opinion the side ribs taste the best because of the fat seams and cartilage tissue adding more flavours when fully cooked. The...