Zuni Café’s Famous Chicken Salad

Finished zuni salad dish.

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Over the years my many trips to San Francisco included a stop at Zuni Café. This iconic café was founded by Chef Judy Rogers back in 1987 and was a regular stop for chefs and foodies who either lived in or visited San Francisco. It’s an airy, glass walled, two story restaurant serving chilled Pacific Northwest oysters, Bloody Marys, what … Read More

Grilled Leg of Lamb… be not afraid!

Grilled of lamb dish finished.

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With the summer grilling season at its peak I’d be remiss if I didn’t urge you to try one of my backyard barbecue favorites… rosemary, cracked pepper & mint grilled leg of lamb. Last Easter I rhapsodized to you over the flavor of grilled Colorado lamb chops but it can be challenging grilling a bunch of individual chops for a … Read More

Michigan Mom’s Potato Salad

Garnished potato salad

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With 4th of July right around the corner we are now officially in the sweet spot of summer. Growing up, my early summer memories of this holiday included lots of potluck family picnics in the heavily wooded parks of rural Michigan. We were part of a very large family so each picnic was heavily attended by a seemingly endless collection … Read More

Cinco de Mayo… A celebration of Mexican street food and tequila!

Warm tortilla chips with a dip.

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I admit to being an unadulterated junkie when it comes to Mexican food, and based upon the number of times I eat it each month or cook it at home, I guess it would have to be considered my favorite. I always have a couple containers of frijoles de la olla and chile verde in my freezer so on short … Read More

Lamb… The Other Easter Meat

A plate of colorado goodness.

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I chose to serve Kurobuta ham from our friends at Snake River Farms for Easter Sunday at JFAT  because ham is so widely acceptable and has been a part of family dinners across the country for decades. But my other favorite dish for Easter is fresh Colorado lamb so I felt compelled to add a post about it as well. … Read More

Mardi Gras

JFAT's mardi gras brunch special

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Surely one of the most colorful holiday celebrations in the US is that of Mardi Gras and at JFAT we feature a week-long celebration that brings a little bit of N’awlins to all our Guests. Mardi Gras is said to date back thousands of years to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility, including the raucous Roman festivals of Saturnalia and … Read More

Chicken Pot Pie

The finished chicken pot pie.

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So this is the third in my series of favorite winter stews or one pot dishes and certainly one of America’s all-time favorites… Chicken pot pie. Like many American comfort food classics, the pot pie’s origins go way back, in this case all the way to the ancient Egyptians where images of them can be found etched on tomb walls. … Read More

My Basque Chicken

Finished basque chicken meal with garnishes.

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The next post in my series about winter stews is one from my childhood. Mom, always looking to expose us to new foods while keeping an eye on the family food budget, often served ‘Chicken Paprikash’ during the chilly winter months in Michigan. Its funny how many international classics ended up on the tables of Midwestern families I think mostly … Read More