Dacor’s Modernist Collection at Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival

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A couple of weekends ago, Dacor invited me to the Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival to experience their new Modernist Collection. There were many cooking demos, dinners and cocktail parties to attend that showcased the new design and features of the Modernist Collection appliances. I have cooked with Dacor appliances in the past always to great results and I was eager to see the new design and performance elements. As I suspected, I was not disappointed.

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Beyond the plate | a blogger cookbook

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Spring has finally arrived although it sure doesn’t look like it in Seattle where the grey skies and rain seem to not want to leave us. But I am excited to announce the release of Beyond The Plate – a cookbook compiling recipes from bloggers all around the world. My recipes, gluten-free ricotta gnudi with peas, favas and spring garlic, as well as my classic, pear and hazelnut frangipane tart.

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Burnt milk | a video collaboration with Tara Sgroi

Burnt milk | a video collaboration with Tara Sgroi from Aran Goyoaga on Vimeo.

Last week, I spent the day with my friend Tara Sgroi. We started talking about how powerful the sense of smell is in the memory side of the brain. How it can instantly bring us back to a moment in time. She asked me what my strongest memory of smell is and immediately I said “burnt milk!”. So many hours spent next to the stove in a pastry shop where spilled and burnt milk are inevitable.

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