The last post on this blog

Hello Readers!
I am excited to announce that this will be the very last post on this blog. I have moved all of the previous posts to my new website, EatDrinkEXPERIENCE.com!

At EatDrinkEXPERIENCE, you’ll find ALL of the content you enjoyed here plus some very new and exciting posts… It’s gonna be a whirlwind over the next few months and I am sure you will enjoy it!

Thanks for all of the support you have shown and thanks for reading!

Be sure to check out the new site and say hi in the comments!

EXCITING NEWS! #MASTERCHEFonFOX Season2

 

EXCITING NEWS!

Friends, family and readers of this blog… Many of you have supported me on a recent quest to be America’s Next MASTERCHEF… The support you have shown, some all the way back to filling out the original application and first level audition, has been incredible! I’m happy to announce that I WAS SELECTED AS ONE OF ONE HUNDRED CONTESTANTS! Earlier this year I was flown to Los Angeles and had the pleasure of cooking for Gordon Ramsey, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich… Tune in Mondays and Tuesdays starting June 6th at 8pm/7central on FOX to find out what happens! Thanks for your support!

 

Click to read the entire press announcement, and find out who the other finalists are! Continue reading

Beer Can Chicken

I love beer can chicken… It’s unorthodox grilling technique results in some of the most moist meat I’ve ever had. Also, I love that we get to combine steaming with grilling… two cooking methods that are almost contradictory by nature.

Here’s a simple recipe that will make you the star of any summer cookout. Continue reading

Kata Robata

Kata Robata. If you want to know more about Kata Robata, feel free to check out their website… But I hope you’ll enjoy reading about my experience at this culinary gem.

 

I found out about Kata Robata at the YTAC “Kiss My Grits” competition a few weeks ago. I thought the Chef’s kimchee grits were interesting (in a good way) and made a mental note to try out their restaurant which I had driven by countless times.

 

A week later, while traveling for business I read through the YTAC program and landed on the Bio pages of Chef Manabu Horiuchi and Chef Seth Siegel-Gardner… Let me hit you with the highlights:

 

Chef Horiuchi, or “Hori” as he likes to be called, served as the Consulate General of Japan’s Official Executive Chef – preparing family meals and cooking for large social events…

 

Chef Siegel-Gardner was Sous Chef at Marcus Samuelson’s Aquavit, he worked for Scott Conant at Alto, opened Maze with Gordon Ramsey – first as sous, then executive chef, opened C-House with Samuelson, and staged at The Fat Duck with Heston Blumenthal…

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Easter Eggs

 

 

I’m guessing, unless you were in Roses, Spain that you didn’t find any Easter Eggs like this in your yard today. Before we go any further, I have to give FULL credit for this idea to my friend Yi Lynne Weber. She conceptualized the entire dish, I merely executed.

Remember when “Easter Egg” referred to hidden extras on a DVD? That’s like what this dish is… for memicking, surprises, fun! Continue reading