WRITERS WHO COOK

Earlier, Keyhole Conversations featured a series on Authors and their art. Then we noticed writers with other creative outlets and discovered a link between writers whose passions extended to creative cooking, so we decided to do a series on writers who cook.

H. B. Berlow, a prolific fiction writer,  dreams up his own recipes. His energy is contagious and his talents are many. He creates his own book trailers, book covers, and  he loves to blog about his two favorite passions, writing and cooking.

His kitchen is a shrine for his passion, right down to the special sink he uses. He credits the extremely artistic and talented contractor,  Mark Anderson, of  Persona Kitchen and Bath Solutions in Wichita, Kansas, for his dream-come-true kitchen.

This is one cooking vlog you don’t want to miss.

WHILE THE CHICKEN COOKS: A CONVERSATION ON COOKING, WRITING, AND OTHER ARTS

CHICKEN PICCATA

4 chicken breasts, pounded to approx. 1/2 inch
flour/salt/pepper for dredging
3 Tbs. butter
2 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 cup white cooking wine
4 Tbs. lemon juice
4 Tbs. capers
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

(1) Dredge chicken breasts in flour with salt and pepper. Place into a skillet where butter and olive oil have started to slowly melt on low heat.
(2) Turn heat to medium. Cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.  Do not overcook or turn heat up beyond medium.
(3) Lower heat. Remove chicken to warming platter. Add the piccata sauce (wine/lemon juice/capers) and turn heat back up to medium.
(4) Deglaze the pan (i.e. scrape up brown bits left over) and then turn up heat and reduce (i.e. bring to a light boil until some of the liquid has evaporated).
(5) Return chicken to pan. Reduce heat. Turn the chicken over to coat. Put chicken on plate. Cover with sauce. Sprinkle on chopped parsley.

Thanks to vintagefeedsacks for the use of their images.
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8 Comments on “WRITERS WHO COOK”

  1. bdtharp Says:

    Love this!! Looks and sounds yummy…

    • myrickeaton Says:

      B.D.–glad you enjoyed the vlog. H. B. is so much fun to be around. And, yes, it was a fantastic meal. Hazel and I are enjoying this new series. Yum!!!!

  2. Dad and Ma Berlow Says:

    We are always glad to see our son HB no matter what he does.
    Although we could not be there to participate and eat that delicious
    Chicken we are filled up. The aroma lingers in the air and our salivary glands are activated and we yell out : :Can we have seconds:. This is a great video. Hope to see more meals. We save a bundle of money this way.Love, Dad and Ma

    • myrickeaton Says:

      You have a great son, folks, and we appreciate your comments. H. B. (or should I say ‘the Tikiman?) is talented in so many areas, so personable, and just plain fun to be around. You were right…that was one great meal. Don’t know why it took Hazel and I so long to come up with this series. (laughing) The food, served up in high style, was delicious, and we enjoyed it immensely. Sheila was incredible, as well.

      Bonnie Myrick


  3. […] been a member of KWA since 2007.  He was recently the featured writer on Keyhole Conversations, Writers Who Cook.  His novels, Kansas Two-Step and Quick, are available at Amazon, Smashwords, and Lulu.  H.B. also […]

  4. alkaplan Says:

    I’ve always said that the arts are connected, whether they be visual arts, performing arts, or literary arts. I never considered culinary arts before, but I guess it makes sense. Time to pull those brownies out of the oven, finish writing my book, paint that sculpture, and get to my day job at the theatre.

    • myrickeaton Says:

      Alan, when it comes to domestic duties, I found the broom didn’t fit my hand, and I was the world’s worst cook. It’s psychological, I’m sure. I always said I never wanted to live like my mother whose life revolved around the kitchen she never got out of. I was one of four daughters, and all the rest of my sisters were ‘normal’ if there is such a thing. But I sure like to eat!

      We enjoyed your post. Keep stopping by.

      Bonnie J.–


  5. […] been a member of KWA since 2007.  He was recently the featured writer on Keyhole Conversations, Writers Who Cook.  His novels, Kansas Two-Step and Quick, are available at Amazon, Smashwords, and Lulu.  H.B. also […]


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