Forty years… and as popular, respected and in more demand than ever. Who can say that? How many businesses–especially husband and wife businesses–survive and thrive for 40 years? [Read more…] about About John and Karen Hall
Behind the Scenes
Sometimes the simplest ideas win the day! I was on stage doing a cooking demonstration at the National Kitchen and Bath Show. Vendors spend tens of thousands of dollars to build impressive booths to get people’s attention to view the latest trends in kitchen and bath. What was the stand-out, everyone-was-talking-about hit of the show? [Read more…] about The Water Bar!
“I grew up surrounded by giant sheet pans and 60 quart stock pots and massive whisks. The kitchen of my family’s gourmet Italian restaurant in Lake Tahoe was my playground. D’Atri’s Italian Restaurant was the hot spot for celebrities in the 1950’s and 1960’s like Nat King Cole, Harry Belafonte and Louis Prima and Clark Gable.
I’m preparing a column for the Arizona Republic about a really cool party sandwich and I wanted to give you a quick pictorial step by step because this sandwich is a winner! It’s going to be just perfect for your New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day parties, and it’s also a fantastic picnic sandwich because you don’t have to worry about the crust drying out. (I remember packing sandwiches for a fly-fishing trip up at Lee’s Ferry a few years back. It took about 5 seconds for the bread to dry out and taste nasty in the heat and wind of the day. This sandwich would’ve come in handy while I was waiting for the “big one” to bite. Still waiting….) [Read more…] about The New Year’s Party Sandwich Recipe
Yippee! I’m finally starting my blog! I know, I know. Welcome to the modern world, Jan. But I always have so much to say and I’ve been afraid my blog installments would turn into mini-novels! So I promise to keep them short and sweet! I’ve also promised myself that I wouldn’t go back, re-think my copy or edit myself.
One take and that’s it. So here goes…. [Read more…] about Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!