A Few Thoughts On Easter…

Colorful flowers in a field.

David WilhelmBooze & Bites, JFat Events

For me Easter has always marked the true arrival of spring. The vernal equinox has come and gone by now, which means its official. BTW, did you know that on the vernal equinox it’s believed that you should be able to balance an egg on its end? And did you know that the egg is known as the universal symbol … Read More

Mardi Gras

JFAT's mardi gras brunch special

David WilhelmRecipes

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

My Basque Chicken

Finished basque chicken meal with garnishes.

David WilhelmRecipes

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

Tis’ the Season… for Slow Roasted Goodness

Cooked ossi bucco.

David WilhelmRecipes

After a lengthy run of 80-plus-degree weather, thanks to the seasonal Santa Anas; cool, clear fall weather has finally arrived and with it the time to embrace those slow-cooked dishes that I love to make, eat and share with friends and family. One of my favorites is the old Italian classic ‘Osso Buco’ which literally means ‘pierced bone’. I don’t … Read More