35.4 F
Tahoe City, CA
Monday, January 15, 2018
Home Authors Posts by Chef Smitty

Chef Smitty

Chef Smitty
174 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
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.

Avocado and Sweet Pepper Stuffed Chicken

  Normally, I keep things simple for myself and will bake a couple thighs for dinner, so it is good to cook for others once...

Crab and Spinach Strudel

Father Time goes tick tock, tick tock — relentlessly onward. We usually only notice him twice a year: on our birthday and on New...

Unconventional Vegetables

I remember when I was in elementary school. We never had unconventional vegetables. We had vegetables for dinner every night with few exceptions, but...

Zabaglione

Recently, I gave you the recipe for a quick and easy napoleon (available at TheTahoeWeekly.com). Here is another dessert that most people would never...

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...