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Author Archive | Chad Houser

Lebanese Tabbouleh

Photo by Kelly Yandell

by Chef Chad houser, Café Momentum

In 2011, I embarked on a culinary journey to Lebanon, a country with a history older than the Bible. Whether cooking in various kitchens, foraging through the Kadisha Valley, tasting wine at a vineyard or buying shawarma from a street vendor, I could feel all of the ancient food traditions in my bones and smell them in the air.…

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Rocky’s Miner’s Lettuce Salad



Contributed by Chef Chad Houser of Parigi (photo by Richard Adams)

Serves 4 as a first course

6 cups Tassione Farms Miner’s Lettuce
pickled grapes (recipe below)
fried leeks (recipe below)
1/2 cup bacon, cooked and chopped
5 oz. Pure Luck Dairy’s Goat’s Milk Blue Cheese, frozen and grated
sherry vinaigrette (recipe below)


4 sprigs fresh tarragon
1 and 1/2 cups Champagne vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoons pickling salt
4 cups red grapes

Pickle Grapes

Combine first 5 ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil.…

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