Bean Succotash

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  One of my favorite food shows of recent is PBS’ The Mind of a Chef.  Season Two is now on Netflix and I am working my way through the season which features Southern Chef Sean Brock. It’s been a great second season especially after an amazing Season One staring David Chang. The first episode shows Brock [...]

Finally Great Pizza at Home

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  This is not a sponsored post.  Breville never reached out to me and sent me anything, not even a cup of flour to make the dough.  No, this is just pure, natural, organic love of a product I bought with my hard earned money. It’s a pizza maker that has changed my experience with [...]

SousVide Supreme Recipe Contest

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I would love your vote: SousVide Supreme website’s BBQ Recipe Challenge. If you follow my blog regularly, you probably have noticed some new recipes featuring the sous vide cooking technique.  I don’t accept a lot of sponsored content on my blog mostly because I find a lot of the products people pitch to me to be [...]

Some Useful Tips for Summer Grilling (Or Any Season)

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  Here are some tips for grilling I’m sure we all can use now that the summer grilling season is upon us. I know I’ve been breaking out my grill more and more even if the weather is well always summer here in Los Angeles. I don’t know what it is but when June hits, [...]

Mother’s Day Vegetable Tart

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  It’s been a good month plus since I’ve participated in a Sunday Supper event with my fellow food bloggers. The theme this week is Mother’s Day. I had the perfect recipe picked out after asking my wife what she wanted me to make for her this weekend. She had her eye, or is it [...]

My Meat Prayers have been Answered

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Thank you Meat God. When we moved out of Texas last year to come back to my home state California, one thing I knew I’d miss was Burgundy Pasture Beef.  The ranch in Grandview, Texas was a gem in where I sourced my meats. We would drive to the ranch about every 6 weeks (it [...]

What’s Your Food Truck Name?

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Ever wonder what your Food Truck name is?  Mystery solved.

Finally a Cooking Show Worth Watching Since Molto Mario?

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  UPDATE: I watched the show this week. It’s a train wreck. Bad directing. Bad jokes. Obnoxious expressions. Tons of stupid gimmicks. This show will not last. It is painful to watch unless someone decides to rework it and make it more about the food instead of trying to be funny and cool.  Oh well, [...]

Weekly Meal Planning

What's coming up the week of Sept 1, 2012!

It’s Saturday morning and every Saturday morning has come to involve weekly meal planning.  It takes me probably a good 20 minutes to figure out what I’ll be making for the family in the coming week. Sometimes that plan is more reactionary after I have spent the morning at the Farmers’ Market and wonder what [...]

Corn Chowder

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It’s been awhile since I’ve spent some time on one of my favorite blogs: Emily Levenson. Perhaps it has a lot to do with all the change around here after leaving AT&T and Texas then getting our family settled here in Southern California, not that we are quite settled yet. I write this as we [...]