Taste


Custom Recipe Development

Flagrant Flavors

Good recipes are essential to empowering a home cook. And, not all recipes are created equal. Nothing is more disappointing than a poorly written recipe – it frustrates the cook, it wastes great ingredients and it leaves a bad taste. But worst of all, it misses the opportunity to celebrate – an occasion, a perfect piece of produce, a meal with friends.

I love to cook and know recipes. A carefully crafted recipe can make a meal sing. As a global flavor expert, I bring unique flavors together, while keeping a cultural or geographic integrity to the dish. Unlike many trained chefs, I am experienced in the art of balancing editorial with flavor and science. And, my background in marketing adds creative product positioning to the mix.

I can create recipes to any specification you can imagine: simple (complicated!), healthy (or not), quick, low XXX and high flavor. Limitless possibilities. I have worked extensively with trade associations, food and beverage producers, appliance manufacturers, and even cruise lines.

Clients

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Recipes

February 2, 2015

Plum Glazed Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

This ‘Taste of the Tropics’ works all year long. Throw the shrimp on the grill in the summer, or broil when it’s too cold outside, while […]
February 2, 2015

Roasted Vegetable Napoleon

Beets and goat cheese are a match made in heaven. Adding the goat cheese to roasted potatoes elevates this root vegetable appetizer to a whole new […]
February 2, 2015
Island Ceviche

Island Ceviche with Tropical Fruit

Taste the Tropics.  Lime-cured fish, spicy jalapeños and tropical fruit.  It’s a fruity fresh twist on a traditional recipe. Ingredients 1/2 pound medium shrimp, shelled and […]
January 18, 2015

Roasted Fresh Chilean Blueberry Mulligatawny Soup

This fragrant soup will warm your soul on a cold winter day. Spices and ginger create an exotic perfume and are the perfect counterbalance to roasted […]
January 18, 2015

Roasted Fresh Chilean Blueberry-Stone Fruit Crumble

A-comfy-cozy-warm-and-toasty-sit-by-the fire-and-sip-port-dessert. Cutting the butter that normally makes a command performance in the topping, this dessert weighs in at only 117 calories and 2 grams of […]
November 15, 2014

Rockin’ Moroccan Pita Pocket

Coriander, cumin, garlic and lemon zest bring back immediate memories of the perfume of grilled meats on the streets of Casablanca.  This recipe brings all those […]
November 3, 2014

Warm Thai Peanuts

The perfect balance of sweet and heat.  These nuts incorporate the sassy tastes and bold aromatics of Thai cuisine. Ingredients 8 cups of raw peanuts 1 […]
November 3, 2014

Asian Marinated Beef with Peanut Dipping Sauce

This spin on a Beef Satay incorporates a marinade and a dipping sauce that both can be used in a myriad of ways.  Use the marinade […]
November 3, 2014

Fresh Grape and Plum Stuffed Sweet Potato

Many sweet potato recipes use a lot of butter to carry the flavor, but this recipe amplifies the sweetness of the roasted fruit and their juices […]