Tag Archives: Martin Smetana

Chef’s Newsletter, May 2012

Chef’s Blog – May 2012 Ramps The ramp, sometimes called wild leek, is a wild onion native to North America. Though the bulb resembles that of a scallion or young garlic, the beautiful flat, broad leaves set it apart. Ramps  Continue Reading »

Chilean Blue Mussels…. in 3.5 Minutes!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aMY3e_VJf8&context=C45b8b4eADvjVQa1PpcFNpjR0Qolrx1PlImVjFy0F6XVFWFb-gXbY=]   http://www.meltingpointathens.com In this installment of his monthly culinary blog, Executive Chef Martin Smetana demonstrates a quick and easy recipe for delicious Chilean blue mussels steamed in a wine-butter broth with tomatoes, artichokes, shallots, garlic, and parmesan toast. This dish  Continue Reading »

Chef’s Culinary Blog: Golden Potato Gnocchi with Roasted Pork Belly

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhFOArLxbA4] On this edition of Chef’s Culinary Blog, Foundry Park Inn & Spa Executive Chef Martin Smetana teaches you a quick and easy recipe for delicious golden potato gnocchi before demonstrating how you can quickly and easily turn the dish  Continue Reading »

Chef’s Martin’s Culinary Blog: Chestnuts

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhwgCJ0_ZHg]   Hi, I’m Chef Martin Smetana. Welcome to my culinary blog! Today, we’re talking about chestnuts! Chestnuts are very popular in Europe, especially in Austria, where half of my family is from. As a child, I remember getting  Continue Reading »