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Charley was a special dog. I know you've heard people tell you that their dog was the "greatest dog ever," but I'm not going to make that claim. I'll simply share his story and let you decide... I am telling you Charley's story because he and I had a similar approach to eating. He was the runt of his litter,...
This article is a bit of a sequel to Sweets, Cheats and My Dog, Charley... I want to start by saying that, although Charley was the sweetest, most amazing dog, he was also a rebel. I mean how many people have a picture of their dog taking a dumpsky on The Golden Gate Bridge? Charley would also chew on bars...
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  In 2009-2010, I was cooking for a wealthy family from Argentina. They would come to Aspen for 30-60 days at a time, but this was during the Mad Cow Disease scare and Argentina was affected. They didn't want to return their kids to school there, so they stayed in Aspen and hired tutors. Due to their extended stay, my...
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  Another dish inspired by the great Bertha Gonzalez, this was my first exposure to whole pieces of soggy bacon suspended in a broth. It was new to me and kind of freaked me out, but my tastebuds convinced me and I've been a fan ever since. This preparation is garnished with Tomatillo Salsa and a "mingled mince" of cilantro and...
I suggested the idea of a cook book with no recipes to several friends a few months back. Each person I asked gave me a unique response. One said, “You’re kidding me right?” Another, “You’d have to explain how that would work. It would just be a book of empty pages, wouldn’t it?” My favorite response was this, “That...