Matthew Dresden

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  • 4 years ago | Chef Chat

    Usually, after the conversation portion of the Chef Chat (covered in parts one and two), the chef brings out a few of her specialties, or some seasonal dishes, or whatever catches her fancy that day. I then write about those dishes in part three (...

  • 4 years ago | Chef Chat

    In part one of our Chef Chat with chef/owner Kiran Verma of Kiran's, we discussed how she came to create Houston's first restaurant combining fine dining and Indian cuisine. Today, we talk about sourcing ingredients, making baby food, and more. EO...

  • 4 years ago | Chef Chat

    Chef Kiran Verma, of the eponymous fine-dining Indian restaurant in River Oaks (okay, River Oaks adjacent), took a circuitous route to her profession. At age 18, she left her native Delhi and moved to Houston with her husband. After a stint at Tex...

  • 4 years ago | Chef Chat

    After our spirited conversation (covered in parts one and two of this Chef Chat), Domenica Catelli brought out a few of her restaurant's dishes. I asked her about the challenges in creating a menu when a significant number of customers were expect...

  • 4 years ago | Chef Chat

    Yesterday on part one of our chat with Domenica Catelli, we discussed how she left Houston to reopen her family restaurant in Geyserville, California. Today, we discuss her work as a Food Network personality, a cookbook author, and a late-adopting...

  • 4 years ago | Chef Chat

    This week on a very special Chef Chat: the California wine country edition! Domenica Catelli might be the most prolific chef you've never heard of, with a hand in nearly every aspect of the food industry. She has been an executive chef, a private ...

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