Tanya Tandoc

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5:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Tanya Tandoc: Want Something New And Fresh? Try Ceviche!

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For those of us who adore fresh fish, ceviche is one of the best ways to eat it.

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5:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: Now THIS Is French Onion Soup

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French onion soup is the iconic bistro classic that nearly everyone is familiar with. Rich beef broth, filled with onions, topped with a slice of baguette and covered with cheese. Well done, it is delicious. Poorly done, it is hell in a bowl.

When I developed my recipe for this soup, I decided that there were a few things that I would change. Most apparent was the fact that the bread was always soggy and the cheese, once broiled, would harden immediately into a spoon-rejecting casing.

So I did a little tweaking and fixed the things that annoyed me about the soup.

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5:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: CHEESE!

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When I was growing up in Newton in the '70s, I was unaware that there were more than five kinds of cheese.

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5:00 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: Holiday Relaxation

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The holidays can be extraordinarily stressful for even the most spirit-filled person. If you are the one doing the cooking, replicating a giant, fancy holiday meal can bring one to wit’s end, particularly if you just did another elaborate dinner at Thanksgiving.

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5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: Spicy Advice

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Spices and herbs are as essential as a sharp knife when creating delicious food.

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5:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: Get A Good Knife. Seriously.

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My knife is the most essential tool in my kitchen arsenal. All the beautiful, expensive pots and pans in the world cannot make up for a bad knife.

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5:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: Mole, Oaxacan Style!

Design on a chair at Rostizeria Los Reyes
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Mexican restaurants abound in Wichita, and each is unique in quality, authenticity, menu and style.

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5:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: A Peek Into My Inspiration

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I read cookbooks like novels, and I have ever since I discovered my mother’s late '60s edition of Betty Crocker. I have more than 400 food books, and I love them all, even the ones that aren’t very good.

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5:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Restaurant Review: Bella Vita Bistro

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I moved to Wichita after culinary school in the early '90s. The restaurant landscape at the time was just beginning to change and grow. 

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5:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Restaurant Review: Cafe Maurice

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I have talked before about how lucky we are to live in an area with such fantastic Lebanese food.

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