Ask The Chef

Chef Andrew Gruel of Big Parm and the Calico Fish House

More and more of us are working the principals of the Mediterranean Diet into our meals. Olive oil is an important component. How do you use the various grades of olive oil in your cooking? Where does Extra Virgin olive oil fit into all of this? What dishes should it be used with? Chef Andrew provides the informative overview. Continue reading

Off the Coast of Solvang

Chris Fox of Coast Range Restaurant

Solvang’s Coast Range & Vaquero Bar, a Central Coast steakhouse and seafood restaurant including a full cocktail bar as well as deli counter, meat counter and pastry program launched last year. Co-Founder Anthony Carron and Executive Chef Chris Fox join us. Continue reading

Insalata di Mare

Insalata di Mare by Amy Riolo

Create this chilled Italian Seafood Salad from the cookbook Italian Recipes for Dummies by Amy Riolo. Continue reading