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A seared tuna speciality

For more than twenty years, Tom Valenti has ranked among New York’s top chefs, creating innovative and critically acclaimed menus for some of the city’s most popular restaurants. Currently he’s chef and owner of New York’s, Ouest, restaurant, and he’s just completed his first cookbook titled “Welcome to My Kitchen: A New York Chef Shares His Robust Recipes and Secret Techniques.” In
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For more than twenty years, Tom Valenti has ranked among New York’s top chefs, creating innovative and critically acclaimed menus for some of the city’s most popular restaurants. Currently he’s chef and owner of New York’s, Ouest, restaurant, and he’s just completed his first cookbook titled “Welcome to My Kitchen: A New York Chef Shares His Robust Recipes and Secret Techniques.” In his new book, Valenti reveals professional secrets for creating deep, robust flavors in your own home. He shares one of his favorite Tuna recipes on “Today.” Read that recipe and more belowA .

Excerpted from “Welcome to My Kitchen” by Tom Valenti. Copyright 2002. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of Harper Collins Publishers. If you’d like to learn more about the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund, you can visit their Web site at: www.windowsofhope.org