Archive for May, 2010

Notes from the NRA…No not that one!

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

It may be a weird title but you have no idea how many times I have to explain this to people. The NRA that I speak of is the National Restaurant Association. It’s one of the largest food industry shows in the country and they hold it right in my hometown of Chicago.  I’ve been [...]

White Wine Rules…I Love to Break

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

I have to admit that when I was asked to do this post, there were quite a few reservations on my part. I really don’t follow some of the standard wine guidelines. I don’t believe that certain wines go with specific dishes, only. I think that you can enhance the taste of any meal with [...]

Market Time Is Here…

Monday, May 17th, 2010

I know it may sound weird to quite a few of you reading this but I get really excited about May-October in Chicago. It’s not just for the obvious reasons…the weather, Taste of Chicago, the lakefront, Chicago White Sox or the football in September. It’s because the city is ALIVE with all of the farmers [...]

Chef Stan in LA LA Land!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Anyone that truly knows anything about me, know that… my 1st loves are my daughter, cooking and Los Angeles California! The most common question is, why L.A.? And my answer is why not L.A.? L.A. is a great place to be a Chef and a foodie. The in-state produce that is easily available will make [...]