Recipes

Recipes
macaroni salad

Ken’s Basic Macaroni Salad Recipe

Here's a simple recipe you can whip up quickly for a barbeque or al fresco dinner party and leave guests asking for more.

Man in the Kitchen: Simple Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

This is a great meal you can crank out in less than 15 minutes. Prep: Pour wine. Music on. Cell phone off. Cooking has never been more real or joyous.
Beef Bourguignon

Classic French Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Living in Paris, one of the classic French dishes I have always wanted to master is Beef (Boeuf) Bourguignon. Here's a stovetop adaptation of Julia Child's recipe.
cooking for your children

Man in the Kitchen: When You Cook for Your Kids, Who’s Feeding Who?

While keeping food on the table has long been a litmus test of sound parenting, at a deeper level I believe cooking for your children is the ultimate nourishment for your soul.
fried fish

Man in the Kitchen: Salt and Pepper Fried Fish Recipe

INSPIRELLE's Man in the Kitchen, Ken Carlton, shares his simple to follow recipe for salt and pepper fried fish.
parallel lives

Man in the Kitchen: Can Parallel Lives Run on the Same Track?

How do two people living under one marriage make emotional ends meet when their careers operate on such separate tracks? And, does whipping up a decent risotto equal support?
pastry schools in paris

Dream Jobs: My Journey to Becoming a Pastry Chef in Paris

Growing up, the Cordon Bleu was the holy grail of cooking schools. It was the school that had been around for more than 120 years, where my hero, Julia Child, had gone before changing the face of American cooking in the1950s. I thought of it in awe – about the French chefs barking out orders, the smell of butter, and pans flying about.
man in the kitchen

Man in the Kitchen: A Well-Seasoned Proposal

It is the month of resolutions. If we cannot change the world, what might we do to improve ourselves? I aim to write a few more hours a day because I am at one with unfulfilled dreams. To write is to be hungry and that is a condition The Man in the Kitchen relishes.
Lentil stew

Warm Up With a Simple and Hearty Lentil Stew

When it's chilly outside, there's nothing more satisfying and belly-warming than a big bowl of steaming hot stew. Here's my version of a healthy lentil stew, which always leaves my two sons and my husband licking their bowls and asking for more.
fish

Man in the Kitchen: A Symbol of Peace and Friendship

As I write this with Paris on my mind, I am staring at a view of the San Bernardino Mountains from the desert in eastern California. Christmas lights ring the palm trees on El Paseo. The holidays are in the air. At a time when suspicion reigns supreme I wonder what good tidings could I possibly bring? This of course led me to think about salmon.