Creamy Corn Chowder

Crumbled bacon and this hearty corn chowder is a match made in heaven. Sweet corn is blended together with potatoes and heavy cream to create a creamy chowder. Blend the entire batch of soup if you like it extra creamy, or leave some unblended if you want a little more texture to your chowder. Either way, you will love how creamy and filling this soup is and how easy it is to make. Serve this corn chowder as a side […]

Shallot-Corn Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Here’s an easy, delicious side salad that goes well with almost anything. Bitter arugula contrasts nicely with sweet corn, made flavorful by browning in a pan, and rich, fragrant, and sweet shallots – all cut by a simple lemony vinaigrette that’s deliciously tart. This is incredibly easy – I used frozen corn – and hits all the flavor receptacles in your brain. Hat tip to Blue Apron for coming up with the recipe idea. I served this with some salmon […]

Mexican Corn Salad (Esquites)

Hey, if you haven’t been to Mexico City yet, what’s stopping you? The New York Times says it’s the number 1 place to visit this year. I’ve actually been twice in the past year. What’s so great about Mexico City? In a word, FOOD. Street food is everywhere in Mexico City and people are always eating and the flavors are good. Like, really good. Tacos, soups, enchiladas, raw tuna with avocado on fried tortillas, grasshoppers – you name it, if it’s […]

Creamy Corn Soup

The first time I tried this creamy corn soup was during a foodie conference last summer at a 4-star restaurant in Carmel. I have never tried corn soup before and was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. This is my attempt to recreate that delicious creamy corn soup, since it has become one of my top five favorite soup recipes of all time! And, as we know, wintertime is the best time to make homemade soup. It’ll warm […]