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South of the Border, Down Mexico Way

For today’s lunch Chef Oscar is taking us south of the border. Here’s what he has in mind for lunch today:

We’ll have one of my all-time favorite soups – Tortilla Soup! I was explaining to Oscar this morning how we made it the first year I was here. At that time we made it a…

Posted by chef on Thursday May 26
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Vegetarian Entree, Si and Cuban Sandwich, Si Si!

Good Morning! What a nice PA Annual Tea yesterday. Congratulations to all of you who were recognized for your long service at Calhoun. It’s wonderful that we have such a dedicated staff of professionals to work with. And thanks to the PA for their beautiful expression of appreciation for all …

Posted by chef on Thursday May 19
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Good News on a Chilly Day

We have some good news that might just warm your heart a bit. Oscar Benavidez who washed our pots for 6 years, went to culinary school, and has been working as a line cook for 2 years, has been promoted to the position of Chef. Oscar has proven that he can manage the cooking of a two weeks menu plan…

Posted by chef on Thursday April 7
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A Day for Staying in Bed!

Kind of a cold and raw morning, huh? It’s a perfect day for staying in your jammies, snuggled in your warm bed. But, alas, it’s Wednesday and we all need to be here today!

For today’s lunch Chef Katie is cooking food from the cuisines of South Asia. Here’s what’s …

Posted by chef on Wednesday February 24
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Wooo Hooo! Give me another cup of Broccoli Soup!

Good Morning! Hurray ! The rain is coming to wash all the remaining mess away! The streets and sidewalks will be back to “normal”. Time for another snowstorm!

The soup today is the Broccoli Soup. I don’t think we’ve talked about the health benefits of broccoli this year. It&…

Posted by chef on Wednesday February 3
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Loving the Flavors of Asia on a Winter Day

There are at least 3 people around the country this morning celebrating having won around $550 million last night. They will share the largest lottery win ever, around $1.6 billion! You probably know by now that I’m not one of them! But that’s okay, I do love my job and I’d still …

Posted by chef on Thursday January 14
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Jose's Old Clothes

Yesterday’s trip to the New York Stock Exchange was so much fun. It’s a fascinating place and totally lacked the frenzy and screaming that I was expecting. Still it’s a very impressive place and you feel it’s importance. Too bad it was such a dismal day for the market. As I …

Posted by chef on Thursday January 7
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Ringing the Bell

Ah ha! Feels like Spring today! Heh heh. Well, anyway, not as cold as yesterday. Now I look forward to the return of longer hours of daylight.

For today’s lunch menu Chef Jose has chosen to do his second fish entrée menu. It sounds really good.

Here’s what’s cooking:

Posted by Robert Surles on Wednesday January 6
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Cheers to Chef Akira!

Good morning!

A few years ago we had a very talented chef from Japan working with us. Akira Onizawa taught us so many things about various techniques used in Japanese cooking that are not part of our French techniques. One of my favorite foods he used to make was Misoyaki Salmon that was marinated …

Posted by chef on Wednesday December 16, 2015
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It's Wash Day!

Today is “wash day”!  Or at least that’s what Monday always was in Louisiana, the day when all the laundry was washed, hung to dry, folded and put away.  There may have been a little bit of ironing as well.  As a result of that tradition one of the most delicious of …

Posted by chef on Monday December 14, 2015
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