Food for People

When I first heard about The Cooking Project, I knew it was something that I wanted to be involved in.  The Cooking Project focuses on teaching youth how to cook delicious, inexpensive food from a diversity of cultural traditions.  Oftentimes the youth are at risk or are experiencing homelessness so the organisers try to be sensitive … More Food for People

Salmon Poke

I served this during the Sustainable Seafood Week Gala and it was a huge hit.  It is simple to prepare and is delicious.  The most important thing is to find a quality source of salmon.  Hmmm…  I know where you can get that. Ingredients 1 lb. high quality salmon cut into 1/2 cubes 1/2 c. … More Salmon Poke

Beef Short Ribs from the Malloy Matrimonial Steer

So last week, The Gypsy Fish Company had the opportunity to cohost a Smoked Salmon, Homemade Bagel, and Champagne party in Los Angeles.  Michael and Molly Foran Yurchak’s home provided a great setting and a chance to connect with new friends and customers. I used the opportunity to make some contacts up and down the … More Beef Short Ribs from the Malloy Matrimonial Steer


Back when I had just finished college, I was living in the remnants of a burnt down restaurant on the side of Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, New York.  It was winter and I was delivering Chinese food out of my very rusty 1986 Toyota pickup truck.  I’d work from 5 until 10:30, race home, sleep … More Bagels.

Smoked Salmon Souffle

There’s something quite lovely and incredibly human about a souffle.  Like a good parent concurrently tender and firm.  Within the confines of its boundaries, it finds its expansiveness and then, some days, it can be deflated from its duties.  It is light and heavy at the same time.  Whimsical but substantial. Breakfast or dinner. We … More Smoked Salmon Souffle