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Pocket this twist on traditional samosas

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 As I reach for my office-grade coffee just purchased from a vending machine, I reminisce on the golden days when energy was in great surplus. Oh, how things change as we age and I at least can relish in the fact that I’m still active, anxiously awaiting warmer weather… Read more »

Up your grill game by setting up rotisserie

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 There is a certain part of catering that I love even more than payday, and that is knowing that I feed people and make them happy. Sure, there are a few things that I need to work out, like the perfect vegan, gluten-free, carb-free entrée for the smattering of… Read more »

Brown butter key to littleneck clam dish

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 What is it with these crappy little clams that people seem to adore? Everywhere I go, kitchens are serving up littleneck clams, tiny nuggets of savory deliciousness that they are. But, I can eat a hundred of them before I even begin to feel satiated. They’re so little. Hence… Read more »

Tired of tacos? Cook up these tostadas

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 How many times must I suffer through taco night at my house? I know the kids love them, and I’m happy to make the “kit” tacos for them, but sometimes I just have to branch out and make a different form of this tasty Mexican treat. If you know… Read more »

Noodling around with red pepper flakes

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Out of all the spice – and I mean spicy heat – that we can add to food, red pepper flakes must be my least favorite. It’s a personal preference, so I certainly do not judge when people litter their cheese pizza with the little bastards. Quite the contrary,… Read more »

Korean BBQ: sweet meat you can’t beat

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 So another Valentine’s Day is in the books, and for me that means that spring is just around the corner. As far as my job goes, the day marks a point in the semester where classes are well underway, my star students are shining and other students are either… Read more »

Heady recipe for Cantonese Steamed Fish

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 During a week of unseasonably warm weather and a fair amount of rain, it’s hard to motivate myself to take care of the myriad chores set before me. However, with the semester well on its way, I now have the time to reflect on the various dinners and special… Read more »

Get into ‘Mayhem’ with monster sandwich

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Every now and then a sandwich just makes itself. Things fall into place as though the stars are aligned and all is right in this crazy, mayhem-riddled world of ours. Well over a decade ago, when I was the chef at the [Ocean Pines] Yacht Club (my therapist is… Read more »

Matzo adds twist to chicken and dumplings

 By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 This column originally ran in a Jan. 22, 2015 edition of the Bayside Gazette. It’s hot. I mean, it’s cold. I mean it’s snowing. Argh, now it’s sleeting. Welcome to Delmarva Winter the way it used to be. Ah, the golden days on the Shore; when winter is merely… Read more »

Et tu Brute? Try this recipe for Caesar salad

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 This column originally ran in a Jan. 7, 2016 edition of the Bayside Gazette. Caesar Salad. Wow. Where to begin? It was November, 1984. It wasn’t long after I earned my license and started working my first job in Annapolis, the Chart House. But it was the first time… Read more »