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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.

Steamed Mussels & Snail Butter

A visit to the East Coast to visit family and friends, is also an opportunity to eat the foods I miss from Stowe, Vt.,...

Corned Beef Hash

Every once in a while, I have to write about the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is the meal that gets you...

Jambalaya

When you come right down to it, jambalaya is a dish that is good any time of year. Let’s face it, if you were...

Potatoes Au Gratin

When you read a menu, you normally look at the entrées first, not the side dishes. A lot of times, the sides aren’t even...

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love, meant for two: you and your significant other. Try Smitty’s recipe for Hollandaise Sauce Try Lou Phillips picks for...

Beef Stock and Demi-Glace

With today’s techniques of freezing, preserving and packaging food, the difference between store bought and homemade can be minor; sometimes it is not worth...

Beef Ribs

I was walking through the Squaw Valley parking lot the other day and ran into a friend I haven’t seen in a while. We...

Both a Side Dish and an Entrée: Ratatouille

When it comes to eggplant, there are only two ways I will eat it: eggplant parmesan or ratatouille. It isn’t that I don’t like...

Mushroom Gravy

Here we are, right before Christmas and the spirit hasn’t quite found me yet. Oh, I know it’s coming. It will definitely happen. Maybe...

Chantilly Cream Is a Dream

I was asked by my friends I was having coffee with what this edition’s article was going to be. I had a few things...