Central Market Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe

By | July 17, 2012

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Photo: Michael Napoleon

The first Central Market opened in Austin, Texas in 1994 and was soon deemed “an amusement park for food lovers.” Since then, the company has grown to have a total of nine stores in Texas. On the Yes, Chef book tour, Marcus will be demoing recipes at Central Market’s cooking schools in Dallas, Austin and Houston, respectively on July 17, 18 and 19. At Central Market, foodies can find high-quality ingredients for their own cooking or restaurant-quality prepared food to take home. Perfect for July, we got their amazing Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad recipe. Bright in color with all kinds of heirloom tomatoes, and in flavor with fresh basil and parsley, it’s the perfect dish to bring to an outdoor barbeque or side for a quick weeknight meal.

Photo: Michael Napoleon

Tom Douglas Basil Kamikaze Cocktail

By | July 13, 2012


Seattle Restaurateur Tom Douglas

Tom Douglas is a man on fire (figuratively) in the world of cooking–he won the coveted James Beard Award this year for Best Restauranteur, battled (and defeated) culinary giants on Iron Chef America and has a plethora of restaurants in Seattle that draw loyal patrons from all across the country.

We excitedly anticipate Marcus’ arrival for his Yes, Chef stop in the Emerald City as he prepares to join Tom for a special guest chef dinner at the Palace Ballroom. If you can’t join these two masters of the kitchen in person, you can toast to them in spirit with Tom’s recipe for a Basil Kamikaze. Dive head first into this refreshing summer cocktail.

For an indulgent dessert pairing, try out this easy No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe.

Photo courtesy of Tom Douglas

Marion Cunningham’s Raised Waffles Recipe

By | July 12, 2012

Waffles with Maple Syrup and Butter

These delectable waffles have been eaten—and adored—by culinary icons like James Beard, MFK Fisher, and Ruth Reichl. Marion Cunningham, cookbook author and home cooking advocate first found the recipe once revising the Fannie Farmer Cookbook in the 1970s, and they’ve been loved by foodies ever since. No strange add-ins or toppings: just classic, crispy, fluffy waffles. So heat up your iron! If you aren’t a sit down breakfast person,  you’re about to become one. Read more about her legacy in our tribute to her- Head of the Table: Remembering Marion Cunningham.

Photo: TheCulinaryGeek

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