Hope you had a great Christmas and life is good in your neighborhood.
In the first half we are going to be chatting about a cool new cooking application for your smart device or home computer called Side Chef.
SideChef is a step-by-step cooking app designed to bring innovative technology to the world of cooking. By displaying detailed photography and written instructions for every step in a recipe, users can cook with confidence to prepare over 1,000 recipes from more than 100 food bloggers worldwide. The recipes cover diverse cuisines and cater to many special diets including gluten-free, vegan and low-fat. SideChef connects cooks of all levels based on their shared passion. Launched in March 2014, SideChef is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Kevin Yu, video game industry veteran and former global manager for community development for World of Warcraft at Blizzard Entertainment. Yu applied his extensive technology and gaming background to enhance the cooking experience for novice cooks. For more information please visit SideChef.com.
Then will transition to talking about some of the “Good Luck” recipes for New Years that you’ll find on this App. I know for my family there were several New Years Eve and New Years Day food traditions…collard greens, black eyed peas, slow cooked bell peppers and onions…oh boy. Here are some of the “Good Luck” New Years recipes from Side Chef Contributors:
Spicy Soba Noodles by Jenessa Gerber
Jalapeno Cornbread Poppers by Amy Erickson
Abundance: Round Fruits
Glazed Orange Ricotta Cake by Mallory Fay
Pomegranate Cheesecake by Shinee
Pulled Pork Sliders by Kathleen Morimoto Kiebler
Kale Salad with Brussels Sprouts and Almonds by Jackie Grandy
Tangy Lentils and Quinoa by Lisa Lotts
Good Fortune: Ring Shaped Cake
Mini Pina Colada Bundt Cakes by Jonathan Melendez
In the second half it all about Sparkling Wine & Champagne. So many good choices from most every wine producing region in the global wine world. Joining me to share her insight on the topic is Culinary Institute of American (Greystone campus) is CIA wine instructor Traci Dutton. Traci pulished a nifty article “The Bubble Lover’s Guide: Sparkling Wine Decoded” we’ll talk about that and offer some suggestions for your holiday entertaining and everyday enjoyment. Read the article here!
Good Life Guy;s Wine of the Week:
Some Festive Bubbles :-)