Seared Sea Scallops, Basil-Tarragon Nage with Olive, Corn and Asparagus Salad with Fried Pasta

Seared Sea Scallops, Basil-Tarragon Nage with Olive, Corn and Asparagus Salad with Fried Pasta By Elise Wiggins, Panzano Serves 4 8 sea scallops (tab muscle removed, pat completely dry, spaced out on a sheet tray) Basil Tarragon Nage ½ cup fresh basil ¼ cup fresh tarragon 2 shallots (thinly sliced) 2 tbsp olive oil Sea […]

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Panzano’s Elise Wiggins Wins Again

What happens when celebrity chefs and interior design professionals collide in the kitchen? You get the 2013 Culinary Design Challenge. Chefs partnered with design professionals in four teams to produce the most tasteful and beautifully designed dishes. The goal? To raise awareness for an organization called We Don’t Waste. Did you know that there are […]

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Pig-palooza! Do you Love Pig? Grand Cochon this Father’s Day in Aspen

Five chefs, five pigs and five winemakers in a competition for a cause – that’s Cochon555. For the past five years, five chefs in ten cities were pit against each other in a ‘snout-to-tail’ menu competition featuring heritage breed pigs. “There’s nothing better than fat. Fat is flavor. Fat rules. Fat is king….  Add fat!” […]

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Stefan finishes the dish with a zesting of jalapeño. Photo by Mark Woolcott Photography

There’s a “Top Chef” in my Pantry!

  Two-time “Top Chef” contestant Chef Stefan Richter and his entourage arrived at my home last week with plans for a frozen fish cooking demonstration. Sound boring? Far from it. Five folks walked up my steps toting several Styrofoam cases of frozen fish and grocery bags full of arugula, bread, condiment jars and other goodies. […]

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Bee Shortage a Buzzkill?

Beeyond the Hive is a Colorado business run by two lovely young ladies who are 5th generation beekeepers. Follow this link and watch Lyle, their father and beekeeper, and learn about Dan Rather’s documentary “Buzzkill” which airs today. A shortage of bees can have a devastating impact on agriculture, and of course, the production of […]

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Photography by Mark Woolcott Photography

Kona Braised Duck Tacos

 The holidays are coming and so are elegant holiday parties. If you would you like an hors d’oeuvre as fancy as your holiday dress, try these Kona Braised Duck Tacos from Chef Kevin Barthelemy of Elevated Catering. The shredded duck is rich and moist and infused with the traditional holiday spices of cinnamon, clove, and […]

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Blue Corn Waffle And Chipotle Shrimp From Kachina

Are your tastebuds on the wild side? Do the thoughts of wild boar, bison, and elk frighten you, or entice you? Kachina Southwestern Grill, the newest restaurant creation of the Sage Restaurant group, just opened in the Westin Westminster. When you enter the hotel, you’ll notice an inviting adobe-style wall set aglow with rows of […]

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Delicious Art for your Home

FEED YOUR EMPTY WALLS WITH OUR CULINARY ART Food Stylist Patricia Bainter and Mark Woolcott Photography combine efforts to capture the raw beauty of garden ingredients. Some of our images are now available for purchase. Decorate your kitchen, office or dining room with our tasty art. Good Earth Canvas GOOD EARTH CANVAS has added us as a […]

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Quinoa Pancakes by thepatricianpalette.com; Photo by Mark Woolcott

Quinoa Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup (National Pancake Day)

2010-2014 ©thepatricianpalette.com. All Rights Reserved. I’ve never needed an excuse to eat a pancake, but I’ve recently discovered there are at least three good reasons to eat them: Headlines everywhere say today, February 28, 2012, is IHOP’s National Pancake Day, where you can eat free pancakes with the option of making a donation that benefits […]

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