By Chef Vincent Tropepe Torres Selecta is a company like many who started with humble beginnings. In 1969, Manuel Torres and his wife Angeles Medel opened a potato chip stand in Premia De Mar. The important foundation they set there has led Torres Selecta into the path they walk down […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Here are some fun eye opening facts about Halloween candy consumption. Children would have to play for two days straight to burn off the calories in the average amount of candy collected on Halloween. It would take a 100 pound child 44 hours of walking or […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Instagram: cheftropepe Serves 4 Ingredients 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each) 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard MAPLE-DIJON SAUCE: 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Instagram: cheftropepe Ingredients: 1 small orange 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup sparkling water 1 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp ground turmeric 1/2 tsp coconut sugar (optional) Rosemary Ice Directions: Cut orange into thin slices and place in a medium glass. Fill glass with ice, orange […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Instagram: cheftropepe Ingredients: 3 Cups lemonade 5 Cups apple cider 1 Cup orange juice 5 Cups sparkling water ¼ Cup maple syrup Rosemary sprigs 3 Apples 1 Orange Directions: In a tall pitcher, mix the apple cider with the orange juice and lemonade. Set aside. Cut […]

    By Chef Vincent Tropepe Instagram: cheftropepe   Ingredients 1 quart cold water 1/4 cup salt 1/3 cup maple syrup 3 cloves garlic, crushed 3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger 2 teaspoons dried rosemary 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 (2 1/2 pound) boneless pork […]

10 Helpful tricks to make your bananas last longer! By Chef Vincent Tropepe Instagram: cheftropepe 1. Start in the Store While you may be tempted to reach for the perfectly-ripe, yellow bananas at the grocery store, opt for green or greenish-yellow bananas instead. These will ripen over the course of […]