About this site

I believe that food should have strong flavors. Meals should be harmonious and balanced. But there should also be a hierarchy of flavors. I am sure that you all remember learning about the five tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. Well, I prefer sweet, sour, salty, spicy and pickled. If that sounds like you, read along.

There should be one stand out flavor: The Star. A flavor that rises above the others. Of course, the star should be able to work well with several of its costars. We want balance. But balance that has definition.

I started this blog to share some of my recipes. There is nothing incredibly different. I am not reinventing chicken. They are all accessible. But I do like to make some minor adjustments to recipes to try to make them a little more special.

So read along. I hope that you find some joy in my recipes.