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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.

Berry Crisp

Ribs, hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken, salmon, cole slaw, potato salad and corn on the cob are all prime ingredients for a great cookout. It seems...

Barbecue sauces and glazes

Ah, summertime, the best time of the year for eating. There is nothing like the taste of anything cooked outside on the grill; which...

Potato Salad

July is when all the summertime activities start picking up and that includes picnics and cookouts. One of the most common staples you will...

Blueberry Pie

I made it to the farmers’ market last week after missing the week before. It was pretty crowded and I got bumped hard enough...

Salmon a la Dottie

Grilling dinner is a great alternative to slaving away over a hot stove. With that in mind, I’m going to stay outside and do...

Roast on the Grill

I was going to cook indoors after hearing it might be windy, but after some inquiries, however, I decided to venture back out into...

Roast Leg of Lamb

I was having drinks with friends discussing what to write about for my next article when it was suggested that I write about spring...

Sweet Onion Relish

I have to admit, sometimes it is hard to come up with a new recipe to write about every issue. Fortunately, I always seem...

Shrimp Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

The weather is warming up and I’ve been wanting something light and served cold. After thinking about it for a while, I decided a...

Grilled Vegetables

From burgers and dogs to chicken and steak, meat tastes better cooked on the grill, which is perfect for carnivores. But what if you...