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Chef Smitty

Chef Smitty
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Smitty is a personal chef specializing in dinner parties, cooking classes and special events. Trained under Master Chef Anton Flory at Top Notch Resort in Stowe, Vt., Smitty is known for his creative use of fresh ingredients. Smitty has been teaching skiing at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for more than 26 years each winter, and spends his summers working for High Sierra Waterski School since 2000. Smitty has been writing his chef column for Tahoe Weekly since 2005.

Leftover Turkey Sandwiches

Turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, stuffing, apple pie: these are some of the things we look forward to on Thanksgiving. Something else we all look...

Black Bean Soup

It’s fall and the weather is getting chilly again. You want something to eat that is thick, warm and hearty, and easy to make...

Steaks and a Rub

Since steaks are for a special occasion, you want to be sure to get the most quality and flavor possible. First, let’s consider the...

Shish Kabobs for the Grill

  There is so much that can be done on a grill, it is often hard to choose what to cook. Kabobs are a great...

Strawberry Puff Pastry Squares

During that one warm spell a few weeks ago, I was coming home from fishing with the car windows wide open when all of...

Baked Freshwater Bass

Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River have been well known for great trout fishing since they were first discovered in the mid-1840s. In the...

Barbecuing Chicken Legs and Thighs

At the top of the list during barbecue season are the hamburger and hot dog. These two items make up a huge amount of...

The Quick and Easy Napoleon

During my years in Stowe, Vt., the late chef Dietmar Heiss, his wife Trudy and son Andreas were my family away from home. Heiss was...

Blackened Swordfish with Fruit Salsa

This week, I want to stay on the spicy side and thought I would go with something blackened, There many ways to prepare swordfish,...

Croquet Potatoes

This article is dedicated to Steve K., who has gone out of his way on a number of occasions over the years to assure...

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