Grilled Summer Corn Salad

This past weekend in my “Fresh from the Market” class here in Savannah, I had a guest who said that “Blue Rhino” is one of his most commonly used ingredients when cooking (in other words he grills everything!).  Nothing wrong with that…there are great meals to be had from the grill, not just this time of year but year round.  … Read More

Savannah Tomato Sandwiches

Plump, ripe tomatoes are one of the surest signs of summer.  The Forsyth Farmers market here in Savannah has had vendors with all manner of multi-colored orbs ranging from small single-bite tomatoes to those the size of soft balls.  Friends of mine recently visited a u-pick  farm where they could pick 5 gallon buckets for just $8/bucket.  Their offer to … Read More


If you’ve ever joined me for one of my cooking classes here in Savannah or elsewhere, no doubt you’ve probably heard one of my tirades about the taste (or rather the lack thereof) of grocery store tomatoes.  If you haven’t heard my “lecture”, here’s the point:  Tomatoes WILL NOT RIPEN once they’ve been picked.  Sure, I know you’ve set them … Read More

Food Network: “Chefs vs. City” Mix it Up at 700 Kitchen Cooking School

Note:  This was originally posted on May 3, 2010.  Due to the website going down with technical issues the April/May posts were deleted from the database.  In the interest of maintaining the original content of the site I’m now re-posting.   Left to right:  Sean Rossi, Kate Blair, Jamie Deen, Bobby Deen, Jonathan Preston, Darin Sehnert, Aaron Sanchez, Chris Cosentino, Danette McGeeney … Read More