Japanese-Hawaiian Fusion – the Dinner

Nico and I spent an amazing three weeks in Hawaii. We camped around Kauai, Honolulu, and the Big Island. We went on crazy, grueling hikes to see amazing sights and swam the oceans and met an incredible breadth of sea creatures, it was so cool! Most of the time, we cooked our own food since…

Morocco – The Dinner

I have been looking forward to this for months!  I have been researching the incredible cuisines of Morocco for such a long time, and I finally felt prepared to serve it to my lovely group of friends and to share the recipes with all of you. If you have been following, you might have noticed…

Steak and Cake – Memorial Day Cookout

I invited way too many people for dinner, again! Like a college, I always invite more people than my house can possibly host for a sit down, figuring that about 50 percent wouldn’t be able to make it. Usually this gamble works out for me, sometimes too many RSVP. This time around, Nico and I…

Introducing Chez Nous – The Cookbook!

WHY CHEZ NOUS: COMMUNAL DINNERS? I have long dreamed of publishing a cookbook. In fact, over the past decade, I have made dozens of editions of cookbooks. They have made their way into Christmas presents and personal archives, finally, after years of work and research, I am thrilled to announce the first public edition of…

Chili Shrimp – A Meal for my Mother

Mother’s Day is always a double hitter in my family, since my mom’s birthday always falls within a few days of the holiday. When I was a kid, the only gift my parents would accept was a good report card, or a piece of my art, but now that I give grades instead of receiving…

London – The High Tea

My garden is in bloom and I have been itching to have a tea party since I came home from London! The garden High Tea is really a perfect combination of some of my favorite things in the world! I love to dress up, I love to have an excuse to bake up half a…

New Orleans – The Dinner

Nico and I finally made it to New Orleans, and we loved the city! The weekend we spent there, I think we saw at least 7 random parades, and at least three of those seemed to be private wedding parades. Music permeated the streets day and night and locals gathered around street corners with foldout…