Chef Bobo’s Blog

Why is our food sooo good?

We came in this morning to the aroma of roasting pork shoulder which had been in the oven, slowly roasting all night. I immediately told Jose, “this morning for breakfast I’ll take some pulled pork on a biscuit!” He cracked up laughing….as if to say, “that’s not …

Posted by chef on Thursday October 26
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Viva Mexico!

For today’s lunch we’re returning to Mexican Cuisine.  While we think of Mexican cuisine as tacos and enchiladas, Mexican cuisine is as complex as other ancient cuisines, such as those of China, India and Japan, with techniques and skills developed over thousands of years of …

Posted by chef on Thursday October 5
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Quality of Ingredients

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to visit it with a graduate of Calhoun who, for the past few years has been cooking in the kitchens of some of the best restaurants in New York, After graduating from college she decided she wanted to become a chef.  We spoke when she was making her …

Posted by chef on Thursday September 28
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You've got to love September!

I’m enjoying this streak of beautiful days so much. I’m reminded of a couple of lines from a poem, “September” by Helen Hunt Jackson, in which she said:

“By all these lovely tokens

September days are here,

With summer's best of weather

And autumn's best of cheer.&…

Posted by chef on Tuesday September 12
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Snuggle morning!

If there is ever a morning when it would be so nice to stay in bed, today is one of those days. Imagine all snuggled up in your sheets and pillows, a cool damp breeze blowing in and you are laying there comfortably drifting in and out of sleep.  Later in the day, while still hanging in your …

Posted by chef on Wednesday May 31
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Happy Teacher's Day

Happy Teacher’s Day!!!

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” — Albert Einstein

I believe that’s what our wonderful Teachers at Calhoun are so good at. It’s such a joy to be associated with them, to watch them …

Posted by chef on Tuesday May 9
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Great Lunch + Cousin Brucie is coming!

I’m so excited today. My favorite cousin is coming to Calhoun this evening. The fun thing about my cousin is that he’s your cousin too! Does that make us related? Who knows….maybe. Of course, I’m talking about my good friend “Cousin Brucie”, the New York radio …

Posted by chef on Thursday May 4
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Wash Day!

Let’s go Rangers! Clap- Clap. Clap-clap-clap. There was some really exciting and fun hockey on TV this weekend. It’s nice to see the NY Rangers head into the semi-finals of the playoffs. Uh, yes. I am a Rangers fan!

Today I get to re-tell you one of my favorite stories about New …

Posted by chef on Monday April 24
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Lunch is already smelling good this morning! Or is that a fresh batch of Granola baking? Both?

Sometimes in the morning, usually while I’m waking up to the radio playing, I hear something that sticks with me for a while.  Today was such a day. The radio announcer was talking about a light rain falling in New York and he said, “It’s what I call a ‘spitting rain&…

Posted by chef on Wednesday March 8
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Scraggle Food Mulligatawny?

It looks like we are into another warming trend only to eventually make another u-turn back to colder weather—again.  Maybe even snow on Friday or Saturday?  Too bad we can’t be sure because today’s lunch menu would be perfect on a snowy day.

 Here’s what …

Posted by chef on Tuesday March 7
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