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  • Simon's Turkey Rissoles Cooking with Simon: Turkey traditions from across the pond

    Being from England and New Zealand, Thanksgiving is a tradition that I’ve only celebrated for a handful of years. So when I think about eating turkey it was always a Christmas turkey.

    November 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • Simon Plates Cooking with Simon: Every plate tells a story

    Food is about presentation, not just the recipe. And sometimes the plate or serving bowl holds as much importance as the food.

    November 9, 2013 2 Photos

  • Beef & Mushroom Pie COOKING WITH SIMON: Warm up with a savory beef, mushroom pie

    We all love our sweet pies filled with fruit and cream filling, but there’s a lot to be said for savory pies, too. And usually the best savory pies are personal size, and completely wrapped in a pastry you can hold onto.

    October 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • Bacon & Egg Pie COOKING WITH SIMON: Memories & recipes in the corner of my mind

    October 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Beer Braised Steak COOKING WITH SIMON: Beef and Beer Equals Flavor

    When the weather begins to change from summer to fall I begin to crave all of my recipes for braised meat. As the weather cools down and we experience more rainy days, the smell of something cooking low and slow on the stove warms you body and soul.

    October 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • simon pomegranate chicken COOKING WITH SIMON: Scary Fruit is a Sweet Delight

    Remember that scary movie from the 1980s where the little girl is staring in to a blank television scream and then turns to her mother and says, “They’re here.” We get a lot of blank stares from kids these days, but their staring at phones and IPods, not televisions.
    I am talking about the movie “Poltergeist” and no this recipe is not about ghosts. It’s about a scary fruit that some people are afraid to even and aren’t really sure how to eat.

    September 28, 2013 1 Photo

  •  Lemon Chili Sauce with Chicken COOKING WITH SIMON: Tasty Lesson about Life’s Lemons

    You know the old saying, “Sometimes life hands you a bowl of lemons, so why not make lemonade?”

    September 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • Chef Simon Webster COOKING WITH SIMON: Good food for a great cause

    This week I had the chance to appear on KYTX-CBS19 in Tyler to talk about the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala & Auction. It’s a privilege to be one of the chefs cooking for the event, and also have the opportunity to prepare on television the recipe I will be offering on the night of the gala.

    September 14, 2013 2 Photos

  • figs COOKING WITH SIMON: Outdoor Fall Dining

    September marks the start of fall, but if you step outside it still feels like summer. Then when you go into a store the aisles are decorated with fall colors and in some places their already selling Halloween and Christmas items. No matter how early the stores put seasonal items out in the aisles, I’m not convinced that it’s time for fall’s colors, clothes or cooler temperatures.

    September 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • Seared Tuna COOKING WITH SIMON: Fresh Fish from Unexpected Places

    August 31, 2013 1 Photo