Chefs, What Are You Making Your Mom for Mother's Day?

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For many chefs, the one person who most closely shares their passion and love for cooking is dear ol' mom.

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So on Mother's Day, this Sunday, May 12, what do chefs do for the woman who gave them so much in the way of culinary love, inspiration, and support? I asked a few what they had planned and this is what they had to say.

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Aaron May
Chef and Restaurateur

My mom has a sweet tooth and loves lemon, so there is one sure-fire dish I make that she always loves: a baked pancake with lemon mousse and raspberries for brunch. Easy on me and always makes her happy.

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Josh Hebert
Chef and Owner, Posh

Honestly, okonomiyaki. Every time I see my mom, she asks me to make it.

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Michael O'Dowd
Chef and Owner, Renegade Tap and Kitchen

I call my wife "Mamma," so I'm sure I'll be busting out some traditional eats with some boutique grapes to sip on. Most likely I'll do an Asian-style marinade for duck and turkey and get a little crazy with the sides. I'm all about the dessert and the sides, so that's where I'll spend my time.

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Romeo Taus
Chef and Owner, Romeo's Cafe

Mititei, a Romanian specialty made with ground lamb, veal, and beef, garlic, herbs, and spices then hand-shaped as sausages and grilled.



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