UNBOXING THE MODERNIST CUISINE BOOK SET

modernist cuisine final

The Modernist Cuisine book set is something I’ve had my eyes on for quite sometime now. When it arrived in the mail I was taken back how heavy and big the box was, I could barely carry it to my car through a parking lot. The package info says it weights 51 pounds! Once I first broke the seal on the box I noticed how ... Read More »

SKUNA BAY SALMON

skuna bay salmon

  I picked up a slab of Skuna Bay Salmon today that had been smoked by a local meat market. They sold it fresh also, and said that while cutting it up it smelled almost like watermelon. I had never heard of Skuna Bay Salmon so I thought I’d give it a try. I’m very very glad I did. Wow, the salmon had amazing flavor ... Read More »

WHY NO ONE SHOULD GIVE A DAMN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change? What is that? Does it exist? Is it a farce? Who Cares! What we should really care about is that we are polluting our air and water resources more and more every day. This fact is indisputable. Therefore, once we are able to believe that we are polluting the Earth and that it is terrible to do so, we can begin to look ... Read More »

DISSECTING A HUNGRY MAN MEAL

HUNGRY MAN BOX

I can remember chowing down on a Hungry Man frozen dinner since the beginning of time. When I was a kid and learned that I would be eating a Hungry Man for dinner that night, I admit that I got super excited. I pulled out my He-Man themed TV tray table and set it up in front of the tube while I waited for the ... Read More »

11 CELEBRITY ENDORSED KITCHEN PRODUCTS THAT ARE REMARKABLE

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I really enjoy using the word “remarkable”, because every time I use or hear it I can easily break it down to ensure the word is being used correctly. “Able to be remarked upon” – remarkable I have collected 11 products that have been endorsed by celebrity chefs that I feel that are remarkable, in the sense that I would enjoy spreading the word about ... Read More »

HOW TO BECOME A KICKASS CHEF IN YOUR OWN HOME

MISE EN PLACE

Everyone has had the dream of cooking a grand meal for all of their friends and family and every body applauding their work and flavors. Truthfully, I know very few people who can pull this off. You need to know more than just how to cook a roast, or how to bake a potato. You need to have some awesome cooking skills, organizational skills, and ... Read More »

DENNYS HOBBIT MENU – THE SHIRE SAUSAGE SKILLET

dennys hobbit menu

So I just had to do it, try out the new Hobbit inspired menu at Denny’s. They started it on November 6, 2012 and say it will be done with sometime in mid January of 2013. The featured menu items remind you of a mix between good old American comfort food, but eating it in Canada. Here are the items on the menu: Hobbit Hole ... Read More »

THE A## GRAB – A KITCHEN VERSE

ass grab chef

For veterans of working in kitchens, this concept shouldn’t be something you have never encountered. Each and every kitchen does have its own, unique, personality. In my experience however, 4 out of 5 kitchens encounter this gesture on a daily basis. You can be gay, communist, illiterate, Jewish, and of any race and no one in a kitchen will hold it against you. Kitchens are ... Read More »

FISH ‘N CHIPS – AN ENDANGERED DISH

FISH AND CHIPS

Americans, like myself, I believe underestimate the power of a large plate of Fish and Chips. Personally I find it very difficult to even find on a menu, let alone on a menu of an establishment I trust not to screw it up. So I hear that England and the surrounding locale seems to be the hot-spot of the World for this Ultimate Gut Bomb. ... Read More »

WHAT THE HELL IS VELVEETA

VELVEETA CHEESE

Evidently it is Liquid Gold, better start a stockpile! The history of Velveeta is actually a little interesting. It was first born at the hands of a Swiss man in 1918. Initially it was marketed as a wholesome and nutritious block of goodness. Until that is the Chicago company Kraft took over the recipe in 1928. Once Kraft got its greedy paws on the recipe ... Read More »

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