Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cooking With Clive

I love to entertain.

Cooking and baking, and sharing those passions with the people I love makes me happy.

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Last night I had the privilege of attending a Tasting Presentation by fabulous Chef Clive Berkman. It was fascinating hearing his story and also his tips on cooking. It was great to hear him talk about how the root of his cooking passions correlate to relationships, and to me, that's what cooking is all about, too. Spending time sharing a meal with friends, or cooking with loved ones - that's one of my greatest passions.

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The food, of course, was all MAGNIFICENT! Clive emphasized the use of fresh, local ingredients, and each dish had a unique flair to it. It was a lovely time with great food and great company.

23 comments:

Yelena R. said...

That looks absolutely delicious!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Some people have all the (Houston) fun!! Seriously, I am really hungry about now. What a fun evening, good for you. x

Jaime said...

Those crostinis look and sounds delish!

Kaye Prince said...

Omigosh, that food looks amazing! I want some!

Gaia said...

No!!! food? I'm on a bad diet... I have a wedding soon of one of my best friend and I have to be perfect for her!!!

I wish I could go to a presentation like this!

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Sarah Mina said...

The crostinis looks amazing! What restaurant does this chef work at?

Phoenix said...

Oh YUM. Seriously... and I just got a cookbook that formats recipes based on what you can get at your local farmer's market during the current season, so I'm all about using fresh, healthy ingredients.

Yay!

Mechelle Harrison said...

Dionne the food looks so yummy! It sounds like you had a great time.

Sarah said...

Yum Yum and Double Yum -- sounds like a blast!

OceanDreams said...

Glad you had fun and lovely pictures of the food, yum! Hope you are having a great week!

sassy studio said...

oo ooo tell us more about those two appies! They look perfect for Christmas entertaining!

Tender Branson said...

I'm so jealous, glad you enjoyed yourself. I often feel that I want to share food with others but every time I call others it doesn't seem to work out. Oh well, more for J-Fur and I.

Kristin said...

Baking always takes me to my happy place! And crab+avocado=heaven in my book!

Megara said...

oh my goodness, those look delicious!!! i love good food, especially good appetizers, and i totally agree that food is best enjoyed with good company and good conversation. i'm looking forward to hosting my first holiday dinner this year, and i can't wait to try out some fancy & mouth-watering recipes!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

yummy, yummy! I love eating more than cooking... but these delicious plates are worth it!
have a lovely weekend, darling! xo

LBB said...

Mmmm, that looks so good! What a fun night! I love to cook together with my hubby...it's a great way to spend time together and something we both enjoy!
Happy Weekend to you!

jamfiescreations1 said...

Wow that sounds fantastic, and
the food looks so delicous.

Love Mary O

farouche said...

You are making me hungry!

Steffi said...

I wish I would love to cook! haha

Justine said...

Yummy. Sounds absolutely delicious!

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Carissa said...

sounds like a fun and tasty night! I'd love to do something like that!

simplesong said...

ooh, sounds like a fun + yummy evening!

Pamela said...

what a cool experience!