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.
This recipe by Raya Chef Marissa Gerlach pleases guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, with the sweet juicy watermelon and fresh tomatoes balanced by spicy jalapeño dressing. Her presentation is as inventive as the dish itself. Published 12:37 p.m. September 21, 2012 - Comments
California, Coolhaus has grown from one food truck to five plus a storefront to serve a public enamored with their quirky yet delicious ice cream and cookie sandwiches. Published 6:00 a.m. September 13, 2012 - 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.