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Chefs in My Kitchen: Maili Halme Brocke Video

I recently hosted Chef Maili Halme Brocke in my kitchen for a lesson in preparing tempura-fried squash blossoms, and when we discovered there weren’t enough blossoms in my garden for the recipe, we gave stuffed basil leaves a try! They were delicious and a big hit with my guests. For more information and recipes take […]

Maili’s Tempura-Fried Squash Blossoms

Chef Maili planned to teach us how to prepare her delectable tempura-fried squash blossoms. But when we went out to my garden to harvest the blossoms, we realized we weren’t going to find enough for the recipe. Maili spotted my abundant basil leaves, though, and immediately suggested that we give them a try. And, of course, her fried basil creation became the hit of the class.

Cooking with Teru

Recently, my friends gathered at our house to learn the art of Japanese cooking from Teru of Sakana of Montecito, California.