Shrooms!


A little while ago I was in Seattle for a gig. FYI, I luvvvvvv Seattle! I was doing morning press at my fave radio station… The Jet 95.7!!!!!! #SHOUTOUT. So, I’m talking about the time I came to Seattle for a football game on a Halloween one year and I went to Pikes Market and […] Continue reading

Mo Mi Shoyu!


So where was I? Last we spoke I was cleaning out my garage and I found the frozen remnants of my Soy Sauce experiment from back in 2006! I brought the crock in the house and poked my finger in the middle of it, and thick, Inky, black loveliness. So I decided not to dump […] Continue reading

Mi Shoyu


I just checked my batch of homemade Shoyu I’ve been curing in my garage…it’s been out there since 06′. That’s right…I said 2006! I didn’t mean to leave it out there that long but life got n the way. I did a TV show, got married, went on tour, had a baby, got a divorce, […] Continue reading

Cassoulet


Nothing beats a homemade cassoulet on a cold winters night! Mmmmmmm, yes. Tons has been written about cassoulets, so let’s get to the particulars. A classic French cassoulet is a rich, slow cooked dish of dried white French haricot beans, goose, salt pork, Toulouse sausages, and topped with bread crumbs. The name cassoulet refers to […] Continue reading

Holiday Review


Ahhhhhhhhh, the holidays… That time of year! Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and Happy Kwannzaa to all. Did I forget Happy New Year? ¬†We have a lot of catching up to do. Having finally woken up from my holiday food coma lets review shall we? First things first. Thanksgiving! I had the family over for Thanksgiving […] Continue reading

Thai food fool!


I had a great time at the Thai Food festival yesterday. Thank you Caryl Chinn for the invite. And thank you to all of the fantastic restaurants and chefs who contributed. That food was smoking baby!

Foie Gras


It’s been too long since I’ve published a new post because I have been soooo busy, which I guess is good. A quick note: I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding the production and sale of Foie Gras. I have always gotten my Foie Gras from Hudson Valley Foie Gras whom I am […] Continue reading

Terrine, Terrine!


Look at this Charcuterie, courtesy of “Epicerie Boulud” and the amazing Gilles Verot. These are just some of the incredible terrines they offer every day… I’ve never made a terrine ever! But I wanted to try. I found this old Time Life cookbook “Terrines, Pates & Gelatines”, it is the BEST! I decided to make […] Continue reading