Come, have a seat at the table. Can I get you a glass of wine? A refreshing Vermentino, a luscious Pinot Gris, or perhaps a jammy Pinot Noir?
Taste With The Eyes is my other home, the one without walls. It’s here that I’d like to introduce you to my precious family and friends. It’s where we’ll have a blast cooking with my nephews Stone aka The Brisket Kid, 13, and Jett, 11. Join us as we celebrate the holidays, Passover and Thanksgiving being my favorites. Smell the roses, take a tour of my home and garden. Attend our dinner parties and check out the more than fabulous Teacher Appreciation Luncheons. Table setting has been a hobby of mine for over two decades, it all began with a blue ribbon from the LA County Fair… I love to share my table decor with you on Taste With The Eyes too.
Travel with me and dine at the world’s finest restaurants from Chicago to Las Vegas, New York to Paris, and the local hole-in-the-walls too. Oh, and don’t miss our underground-style restaurant, the Sunken City Supper Club. It’s a fresh, local and secret place to seasonally mingle with friends and neighbors – to enjoy the camaraderie, great food, wine, and the awesome intimate jazz standards performed by local musicians.
I’m a visual learner and a visual cook, and it is from that style of cooking that Taste With The Eyes “where the image is meant to titillate and inspire the cook” was born back in June 2007. On Taste With The Eyes I share dishes that are unique, special; ones that highlight a technique, ingredient, or combination of flavors that titillated me.
Also, over the past few years I have fallen head over heels for Hansik (Korean Food). I’ve purchased a boatload of Korean cookbooks, have had the pleasure of dining at many Korean restaurants, and was invited to review many for a recent publication. While I strive to create traditional Korean dishes, my style is usually an adventurous interpretation of standard recipes. Come visit my review of A Smoky Old-School Korean Bar in LA Dansungsa, my version of Maeuntang (Spicy Fish Soup) and a mind-blowing appetizer Kimchi Jeon (pancake) two ways! Try some of my Korean fusion dishes such as Korean Chicken Adobo, Kimchi Bacon Cheddar Quiche with Quinoa Crust, Beef and Kimchi Macaroni n Cheese and my Soju Kimbap Bloody Mary. You can find many of my Korean recipes printed in the Korea Herald Business.
Cooking, photography, and writing about my culinary adventures on Taste With The Eyes is a source of much joy. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my experiences with you. And like many of you, I am crazy about Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. Let’s follow each other! And remember you can Subscribe to Taste With The Eyes to receive posts in your inbox, just type your email address in the “subscribe box” just below the header at the top of the page.
Reading your blogs and comments provides an unlimited source of inspiration, a conduit of creativity, and a heartfelt connection through your personal stories. Your enthusiasm is infectious. I cook, dine, laugh, and cry with you. I learn so much from you, way beyond food and cooking. You amaze and inspire me.
And I so look forward to hearing from you: Contact me here.
“The pleasures of the table, and of life, are infinite – — toujours bon appetit!”