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If you have a profound love for food like I do, welcome, I have built this site for you. Here you will find all of my favorite recipes, kitchen must-haves, places to eat, publications and articles about food, kitchen tips, tid-bits of food knowledge and photos of food. It will be ever growing as my knowledge and experience in the culinary world evolves.

Recent Posts

Why I Love Tarragon | www.TheSaucyCulinarian.com

My Favorite Uses For Tarragon

It wasn't until culinary school that I learned about the uses for tarragon and how flavorful and wonderful this delicate herb truly is.  I had heard of it, but never knew any of it's wonderful attributes: flavor profile and how it can enhance … [Read More...]

Red Sangria with Citrus | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Red Sangria with Citrus

Delicious and refreshing.  Easy to make.  Inexpensive.  And a HUGE hit at parties. That's all I really need to say about why I love this fabulous recipe, haha! I started making this red sangria with citrus recipe for my parties years ago. … [Read More...]

Good Reads: The Complete Book of Party Foods and Appetizers | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

The Complete Book of Party Foods and Appetizers

I was given The Complete Book of Party Foods and Appetizers (written by Bridget Jones) as a gift, and was instantly amazed by its seemingly endless delicious party food and appetizer recipes, and astounded by its plethora of event planning tips and … [Read More...]

Kitchen Must-Haves



Oh, Sriracha, how do I love thee, let me count the ways: 1. On sushi 2. In Pho 3. On fish … [Read More...]

Avocado Peeler

Avocado Peeler

Living in California, we were spoiled with the best avocados in the world.  So naturally, I am … [Read More...]

Olive Wood Salt Keeper

Salt Keeper

This little guy's permanent home is right next to my stove for easy accessibility while cooking.  I … [Read More...]

Kitchen How-To’s

The glorious clarity of clarified butter!

Clarified Butter

One of the first things I learned in culinary school was how to make clarified butter.  I had … [Read More...]

Easy Homemade Croutons | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Easy Homemade Croutons

Croutons.  So simple, yet they provide such a flavor and texture boost to so many different dishes … [Read More...]

Tomato Concasse

Tomato Concasse

Tomato concasse (cone-cass-SAY) is just a fancy term for tomatoes which have been peeled, seeded, … [Read More...]

Good Reads

Charcuterie Board

The Best Charcuterie for Your Holiday Party

As I am helplessly addicted to the fine meats of charcuterie (cured meats like prosciutto, smoked … [Read More...]

Good Reads: Eating By Color | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Eating By Color

I was given the cookbook Eating By Color as a gift from a friend some years ago; it was one of the … [Read More...]

Food Network Magazine Cover

Food Network Magazine

Obviously, you have made it this far in my blog because you are a true fan of food like I am.  So … [Read More...]