A Peek into the Kitchen

When we dropped off a roaster at Carmel Valley Ranch a while back, we got to talk to Gino Ramos, who is on staff at the resort.

It was obvious from…

Meatopia 2015

An informal evening on the beach where nationally renowned chefs play with fire as they grill, roast, broil, steam and barbeque all things MEAT. Cocktails, Brews and Wine keep the night going as we celebrate the Carnivore inside us.

The Much-Loved Fifth Taste – Umami

We were taught that there were four flavors: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. Now one of the buzziest new buzz words in culinary circles is all about the fifth basic taste, umami.