The Go-To Chef for Home Cooks!

 

My kitchen is your kitchen! As a personal chef, I travel all around Massachusetts, New England, and beyond, preparing foods in people’s homes, from the classic personal chef service to Romantic Dinners for Two and dinner parties.

But as the go-to chef for home cooks, I can help you become a more confident cook. Which means that I offer so much more : cooking lesson parties, public classes, weekly TV appearances, private cooking lessons, and more!  And now, this includes cookbooks, too.  Yes,

MY COOKBOOKS!!!!!

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Storey Publishing has just published my first two books, Knife Skills and Making and Using Vinegar. My third book, Making Chocolate Candies, will be published in October, 2014. If you’d like to order these books, you can do that here. Thank you!

I invite you to roam around my website.  Please contact me with any questions you might have. That’s almost as good as you and me  standing around and chatting about food in your kitchen!

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From the Chef Bill Blog

Kinda Traditional Cole Slaw

June 21, 2014 Gluten Free

1 medium head green cabbage, shredded 2-3 large carrots, shredded or shredded 1 large onion, grated 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 3 tablespoons sour cream ¼ cup cider vinegar 1 tablespoon honey or agave 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper Combine the cabbage, carrots, and onion in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the […]

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Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

June 21, 2014 Entrees

¼ cup olive oil 1/3 cup red wine ¼ cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons lemon juice 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 tablespoon mustard 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 shakes Tabasco Sauce 2 pounds flank steak Combine all of the ingredients, except the steak.  Then add the steak, and marinate for […]

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Classic Bread and Butter Pickles

June 21, 2014 Gluten Free

1 ½ pounds pickling cucumbers, cut into ¼ inch slices 1 ½  tablespoons pickling or kosher salt 1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced 1 cup sugar ¼ cup brown sugar 1 cup white vinegar ½ cup apple cider vinegar 1 ½ teaspoons mustard seed ½  teaspoon celery seed 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric Combine cucumbers […]

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Coconut Biscotti

March 23, 2014 Desserts

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking powder ¼  teaspoon salt ¼  teaspoon baking soda 1/8  teaspoon grated ¾  cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon coconut extract 2 large eggs 1 cup flaked sweetened coconut Parchment paper   Preheat oven to 300° Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper In a bowl, […]

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Hazelnut Biscotti

March 23, 2014 Desserts

This is a crisp, but not dense, biscotti. Following the recipe are notes on how to peel hazelnuts. This method is easier than the common ne of toasting and peeling the nuts. 1 ½  cups toasted hazelnuts (7 ounces) ¼ cup baking soda 3/4 cup sugar ¾ stick (3 oz) unsalted butter, softened to room […]

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Double Chocolate Walnut Biscotti

March 23, 2014 Desserts

This is a recipe I borrowed from my sister, Bea Grossman. It is awesome in every way. 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened, Dutch-processed cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt zest of one orange (optional) 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 cup […]

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More chocolate!

March 12, 2014 Chef Bill's Blog

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Sure, you can blame Facebook.  I know I do. But I finally submitted the entire manuscript of the chocolate candy book, including what seems like 50 million recipes. Having come through this chocolate marathon, I can say that my favorite at the beginning was my favorite at […]

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Barking about Chocolate

December 29, 2013 Chef Bill's Blog

  I’m in the middle (although I’m suppose to be closer to the end) of my book on making chocolate candies. It’s been enjoyable, but also kinda/sorta stressful.  Why is it that the words swirling around in my barely-awake brain in the middle of the night can’t seem to find their way onto a piece […]

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Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2013 Chef Bill's Blog

Thanksgiving is just hours away.  I’m sure you’re completely ready.  And what could possible go wrong?  When you combine lots of food, family, perhaps a little travel, and the weight of culinary expectations, it always works out well, doesn’t it  Of course it does! Well, on the outside chance that you’re stressed, here are a […]

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Potato Knishes

September 25, 2013 Recipes

6 large-ish Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into large pieces ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 3 cups flour ½ cup cold water 1 egg For the Filling 1 large onion, peeled and minced 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 1. In a large pot […]

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