Culinary quest is the search for great cooking and dining opportunities. Chefs share insights and recipes, some of which are doable for home cooks. Every kind of restaurant is explored – from ethnic, fusion, dessert, fine dining and hole-in-the-wall locations. Adding a twist to a classic dish or an exotic ingredient keeps chefs fired up and diners interested as well.
Second Story, named for its location in the Belamar hotel, serves comfort food favorites thoughtfully executed with enough twists to make them interesting. Published 11:31 p.m. July 21, 2011 - Comments
Homemade pasta filled with butternut squash and ricotta, served over spicy marinara sauce; finished with shaved Parmigiano cheese and brown butter sage sauce. Published 3:21 p.m. June 16, 2011 - Comments
Layers of Italian flatbread with ahi tuna tartar, white bean hummus, dry cured olives, fennel, harissa aioli and red pepper jelly combine to make this inspired dish. Published 11:04 p.m. June 13, 2011 - Comments
Linda Mensinga was editor of Culinary Trends for 15 years, now a contributing writer. Researching restaurants and hotels, she interviews the best and brightest chefs, not necessarily the most famous, to learn their secrets and recipes. Their talent and dedication ...Read More
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Linda Mensinga was editor of Culinary Trends for 15 years, now a contributing writer. Researching restaurants and hotels, she interviews the best and brightest chefs, not necessarily the most famous, to learn their secrets and recipes. Their talent and dedication never cease to inspire her.
Mrs. Mensinga is happily food obsessed and fortunate enough to be married to a chef.