Sopa de Ajo: Spanish Garlic Soup
Sopa de ajo (garlic soup) is the quintessential peasant food. Peasant food has always suited me. It leaves me feeling nourished but never too full. When I’m not feeling well, it’s always...
The Original Comfort Food: Hungarian Goulash
For some reason, Hungarian goulash has a bad rap. I have to admit, when I was a kid, the word goulash made me run away from my sweet grandmother in terror like she was an ax-wielding...
Easy Tomato Soup with Pesto Grilled Cheese
Late January can bring on the winter blues. As I write this, I find myself longing for a sultry summer breeze, my kids at day camp, a cold hefeweizen (with lemon), and time to chill with...
Baked Feta with Chick Peas and Burst Tomatoes
The inspiration for this baked feta with chickpeas recipe came from the book Cook90: The 30-Day Plan for Faster, Healthier, Happier Meals by David Tamarkin, which the New York Times...
Potato Gratin with Goat’s Cheese
Potato gratin with goat's cheese is spectacular! I love cheese! I know it’s classified as dairy, but I think cheese deserves to be its own food group. The magnitude of the world of cheese...
Shrimp and Grits with Pimento Cheese
I have been blessed to visit South Carolina for the last 14 years to stay on Hilton Head Island and in the Bluffton area. Though geographically close, and both serving phenomenal...
Hey there! I’m Geoff
Greetings from the Garden State! I am a career classically -trained chef turned blogger and now a full-time stay-at-home -dad of two tweens and an eight-year-old. What you’ll find at Intuitive Gourmet are bright ideas to please your palate, help you become a better cook, and simplify your life. Enjoy!
Great ideas to improve your kitchen intuition
I am so excited about this part of the site! Being a chef is a lot of trial and error. Problem-solving was one of the most significant parts of my job. My mentality was, “there is always a better way to do anything”. On this page, you will find tips and tricks for all areas of cooking and better ways to work in your kitchen, so you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did!
Why I won’t promote diet for weight loss
If you heard about a “healthy lifestyle” diet being touted as the latest and greatest between 2000 and 2015, I have probably tried it. You name it, I’ve done it: Keto, Atkins, low-sugar, low-carb, and Paleo plus all the big-name calorie-counting apps. They all worked for the short-term, but ultimately, my weight always rebounded and I ended up heavier than I started and even more discouraged.
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