Rick Rodgers is one of the most versatile professionals in the food business. Through his work as a cooking teacher, food writer, cookbook author, freelance cookbook editor, and radio and television guest chef, his infectious love of good food reaches countless cooks every day. He is the author of over forty cookbooks on a wide range of subjects including the best-sellers Thanksgiving 101 and Fondue, and IACP Cookbook Award nominees, Kaffeehaus and The Carefree Cook. Rick travels the country and internationally working on his various projects. Mamiverse Food recently sat down with Rick in between stops to talk about his background as a California chef and his influences from Latin cuisine. He shares one of his favorite recipes below with Mamiverse Food.