Haute Plates - July 2017

Cooking with Odd Ingredients

I am a haphazard gardener. I’ve been doing it for decades, but for the most part I’ve simply grown things I knew would require little attention and did well in containers. Translation: herbs. A few years ago I started experimenting…

Culinary Imagination

Let’s get this out of the way up front: I like Chef Chris DeBarr. He’s an odd fellow, as am I, but more pertinently he has the sort of culinary imagination to which I aspire and the talent to pull…

Dinner Tales

Tales of the Cocktail is upon us again, running from July 18 to 23, and that means “spirited dinners.” As every year, there are a host of restaurants participating, so there’s almost certainly something to interest you unless you do not…