“Bear Sign” (Or… a more polite name: “Nut & Berry Shortbread Bars”)

“Bear Sign” (Or… a more polite name: “Nut & Berry Shortbread Bars”) by Kevin Olomon

During the off-season, when salmon aren’t readily available up north, Alaskan bears eat mainly nuts and berries. So to track a bear in the woods, you simply look to the forest floor and watch for “bear sign”. Need I say more? Ha! These are SO easy…

6 votes
Bleu Halibut

Bleu Halibut by Kevin Olomon

The Fairbanks Princess is a hotel built literally on the banks of the beautiful Chena River. When I served as chef there, Vivian was one of our most talented members of the staff. She was not only a fantastic cook, she had a sunny atmosphere and a whacky sense of humor, and Blue Cheese Halibut was her dish. The preparation is very…

2 votes
Peachy Salmon

Peachy Salmon by Kevin Olomon

Wild Salmon was among the delicasies I first learned to appreciate while working in Alaska. Use any good store-bought peach preserves for this delicious "barbecue" basting sauce. The sweetness of the sauce pairs well and compliments perfectly the rich taste of wild salmon.

3 votes
Date & Ginger Couscous Pudding

Date & Ginger Couscous Pudding by Casey Angelova

The time has come for another Top Chef It Yourself challenge, in which participants will need to create a dish using dates, ginger and couscous... my mind immediately went to Moroccan cuisine, but I also figure everyone else would have the same idea. Trying to think outside of the box, my mind went towards... rice pudding, but why…

3 votes
Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp by Ryan Boudreaux

Now that Mardi Gras is over and for us Catholics and members of other denominations that observe Lent typically we give something up during the weeks before Easter. Moreover, in doing so we have selected to give up coffee and all red meats for the season of Lent, but look forward to eating much more seafood, and plenty of the bounty…

5 votes
Chocolate and Grand Marnier Souffle Cakes

Chocolate and Grand Marnier Souffle Cakes by Debi Shawcross

Individual souffle like chocolate/orange cakes

2 votes
Halibut Over Wilted Escarole

Halibut Over Wilted Escarole by JoannE.

Escarole has broad leaves and is less bitter then other members of the endive family. Despite the difference in appearance, it has almost the same taste as radicchio. High in folic acid, fiber, and vitamins A and K it thrives in the fall growing season *Sea Bass, Salmon or Tilapia can easily be substitute for halibut. The same 8…

3 votes
Philly Chesesteak Quesadillas

Philly Chesesteak Quesadillas by dp


4 votes