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April Is...

 National Soft Pretzel Month; National Soyfoods Month; National BLT Sandwich Month; National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month; National Food Month; National Pecan Month;  Fresh Florida Tomato Month;  Atlanta Food and Wine Month; Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage Month; Cranberries and Gooseberries Month; National Garlic Month; and Tomatillo and Asian Pear Month.

Find daily "April Is" postings on Sally's Place in our The Daily Dish section.

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April 1, 2015

Recipes from Kat's Kitchen Collective, a New Website from a Former Executive Chef

Katherine Humphus is the  former BO-Beau Executive Chef from San Diego, California. She was hired at age 22 by the Cohn Restaurant Group to run their new restaurant and rose quickly up the ranks opening 3 restaurants for them.  Now, at age 26, she is turning in her toque for a computer.  Kat's Kitchen Collective ( is an attractive new website which debuted on January 1st of this year.  And recipes are not all you'll find here, although many of these recipes are from the kitchens of Paris, New York, and Napa Valley. Kat is a classically trained Chef and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. She has spent time in famous New York kitchens as well as under world-renowned chef Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in Napa Valley.  


Back to Kat's new website. She is offering  "Top 5 Recipes in Under 5 Minutes" if you sign in with your email address.  There are cooking tips and tricks as the website is dedicated to bridging the gap between the professional chef and the everyday kitchen. And coming soon: online courses featuring full menu's and advanced techniques at all skill levels. 


All the best in food, wine, and travel.

Happy April,


Sally Bernstein


Sally's Recommendations

Safe Catch Introduces First 100% Mercury Tested Canned Tuna

These new Safe Catch canned tunas will be available April 6th. This tuna is traceable from sea to table and is bought  from captains whose catch methods minimize environmental impact. There are 3 different tins: Wild Albacore, Wild Albacore (no salt added) and Wild Skipjack.  Safe Catch raw packs its tuna, sealing in all of the nutrients, and then cooks it in a proprietary process that yields a less fishy taste (I csn personally attest to that). It is not packed in oil or water. Liquids in the can are natural juices from the tuna.  $3 to $6 per can, depending on the tuna




Deli Man Movie


New Food Movie: Deli Man is a documentary film featuring the effusive and charming Ziggy Gruber, a third-generation delicatessen man, owner and maven (as well as a Yiddish-speaking French trained chef) who currently operates one of the country's top delis, Kenny and Ziggy's in Houston. Other top deli men from across the U.S. are also highlighted. Be warned--you'll leave hungry! 
Ancient Cookware offers a full line of Authentic Paella Pans from Spain, perfect for cooking and serving delicious paellas. Their line includes Carbon Steel, Enameled, Stainless Steel, and even some made of naturally reflective clay. Of course, they also have the burners to impress your friends during your next party.    
Hosting a seder can be a cook's nightmare: all those courses, the dietary restrictions--not to mention competing with some guest's memory of beloved Grandma Becky's matzoh balls. Relax-with good planning and some streamlining, you can serve a seder that would make any grandmother kvell.
Around the Passover Table: More than 75 Holiday Recipes for the Food Lover,  by Jayne Cohen, is available from Amazon in Kindle format for $3.99.