This recipe highlights all that is sexy about Thai food: the contrasts in texture, layers of aphrodisiac herbs and spices, and an abundance of coconut. This prawn Thai green curry will awaken your senses with the exotic flavors of Southeast Asia. Yet it’s surprisingly easy to make and it’s so much better than takeout.
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About Annette Tomei
Annette Tomei is a food and beverage educator, writer, and cultural tourism consultant. She has a Master’s of Arts in Gastronomy and extensive education in wine and spirits. If that doesn't impress you, we think her recommendations in her Wine of the Week column will!
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It is hard to believe a pile of pretty orange and white flowers can be transformed into a flavorful appetizer in a matter of minutes. If you’ve never made stuffed courgette flowers, also known as zucchini flowers, prepare to be amazed at how you can make a stunning vegetarian appetizer in a matter of minutes.
My grandmother’s cooking was one of the highlights of my childhood. The aromas of the finest Mediterranean ingredients always swirled about her kitchen. One of my favorites was her olive salad, made with thickly sliced Greek, green olives.
In Flavors of the Sun, I found a book that I believe will satisfy any cook’s curiosity about Middle Eastern spices, whether you want an instruction manual, stories of adventure and flavor or recipes that will inspire you to experiment more with exotic ingredients. And I’ve tested this theory in the most recent season of […]
The Jamaican Rum Hot Toddy This hot cocktail is my new, Caribbean drink for cold winter nights. I like the idea of drinking something tropical in winter. And since this is a hot sorrel drink recipe, it’s also a great antidote for the cold. RELATED: A Hot Apple Cider Cocktail with New England Flavor What […]
Like sexy men with penetrating eyes and perfectly coiffed bed head, gelato shops appear at every turn in Italian cities. On crystal blue spring days it seems that everyone is lingering in the streets, licking sensually at the creamy cold confection – the Italians seem to have the market on lingering sensually over any number […]
This is a great bourbon cocktail for days when the temperatures start to rise. Chef Annette Tomei created this summery, layered bourbon lemon cocktail for us. It offers just the right balance of flavors and sensations to excite your palate and beat summer heat. (The ingredients include lemon sorbet!)
Looking for a delicious treat that will be a pleasure for all your senses, including your sense of adventure? I’ve got a perfect idea. Charcuterie for two can be colorful and artfully presented. A charcuterie board is best when it includes a variety of textures, flavors, and aromatic ingredients. And the crisp snap of a […]
What a chef eats at home Rarely do I take the time to prepare myself dinner – no matter how simple of a recipe. But when I treat myself, it’s with simple dishes like this humble home-cooked, braised chicken breast. This braised chicken recipe is easy and nutritious. But its combination of bold and subtle […]