Ask The Chef

Chef Andrew Gruel of Big Parm and the Calico Fish House

The long-running Red Lobster seafood chain introduced many Americans to approachable, moderately priced seafood in a welcoming and unchallenging environment. Red Lobster is in bankruptcy, closing units and it’s downsized future is clearly uncertain. Chef Andrew weighs in with his informed perspective. Continue reading

Come to the Community

Jonathan Zaidman of the Ecology Center

The Ecology Center, nestled in the serene landscape of San Juan Capistrano, California continues its renowned Community Table dinner series for the summer 2024 season, taking place every Friday, now through August. Jonathan Zaidman, joins us to share the bountiful harvest of the Community Table dinner series. Continue reading

Singapore Chicken Rice

Soy Chicken with Chinese Broccoli in Garlic Sauce with Rice

Adapted by Chinese immigrants from Hainan province in southern China, this dish is a must-try for visitors to Singapore and fans of Asian cuisine! It is a popular street food and can be found in hawker cen- ters, food courts, and restaurants throughout Singapore. The chicken is poached in a soy, garlic, and ginger marinade, while the rice is infused with chicken broth. Continue reading