Sean is lucky enough to live, work, and play in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, USA. He has been cooking professionally for 20 years, the last 15 in the best kept secret of American Locavores. With a serious love for cooking, and eating, Sean loves to share knowledge and learn new tricks.
A lot of the home cooks I know have something very dangerous in their kitchen drawer, a dull knife. For some it is out of fear of cutting themselves with a sharp blade. They mistakenly think that it’s easier to get a nasty cut from a sharp blade.
The origins of mayonnaise are relatively unknown. Some stories say it originates from the town of Mahon, Spain. Others say the word comes from an old French word, moyeu, which means yolk of egg. Who really cares? It’s delicious!
Last Updated Jan 2020 – The fajita is a gem brought to the world from Tex-Mex culture. I love fajitas because they are very quick to prepare and very quick to please. It was originally made with skirt steak that farm hands would get as payment while driving cattle in the American Southwest. The word fajita comes from the Spanish faja, meaning belt or sash, and “ita” is a diminutive meaning little.
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One of my favorite times of the year is when basil plants are exploding with fresh leaves that need to be used before they turn. This is pesto season!! I like to get the whole family together for making pesto from scratch. Not only are they extra hands in processing the ingredients, it’s a great time to hang out with a captive audience who may have ideas to make a different kind of pesto. I made my first sun dried tomato pesto as a result of one of our “basil bashing” sessions.
love chicken fried rice! All chicken fried rice. I have been fortunate to have learned how to make several different kinds, sweet Thai, spicy Thai, Malaysian, Filipino, Chinese-American, and a few others. The one thing they all have in common is rice, but that can be where the similarities end. Even the rice can be very different, some cultures use jasmine, some basmati.