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Homemade Ricotta By Chef Tom Aikens

I recently had the pleasure of sampling an incredible gastronomic feast at Tom Aikens' latest London restaurant, Muse. Tom graciously shared his recipe for homemade ricotta, which is one of the main components of a dish entitled "Just Down The Road". “I love this...

Veal Kidneys in Mustard Sauce (Rognons de Veau avec Sauce Moutarde)

This recipe for Veal Kidney's was given to me by Montreal's Restaurant l'Express. Served in a creamy mustard sauce with button mushrooms and roasted potatoes, it's one of the most sought-after dishes on their menu. The kidneys must be extremely fresh and cleaned of...

Beef Tartare

This beef tartare recipe was shared by chef Jean-François Vachon of Montreal’s Restaurant l’Express.  Be sure to use the freshest meat possible for the finest result.

Stuffed Turkish Mussels (Midye Dolma)

This dish is delicious on it’s own as a main course or as part of an abundant feast. Serve hot out of the oven and sink your teeth into the meaty mussels and crisp breadcrumb gratin. 

Chef Recipe – Coya’s King Crab with Peruvian Avocado

Chef Benjamin Wan has generously shared his recipe for Coya's King Crab with Aji Rocoto and Peruvian Avocado. This has to be one of my favorite dishes, and for good reason. King crab, coconut, and chili nestled underneath sliced avocado and caviar?  It's light,...

Chef Recipe: Colin Clague’s Turkish Spoon Salad

Treasure Chest of Chef Recipes During my restaurant spotlight on Rüya  with chef Colin Clague, one of the many recipes we prepared together was a Turkish Spoon Salad. Fresh, vibrant, and very simple to make, this tomato-based salad is loaded with vegetables,...

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