The Kitchen
This is where the magic happens. And right now I bet your Kitchen looks like shit and there's next to no real food in there. But that's why you're here. I keep saying this over and...

Interviews with Cool People

I’ve been lucky that this site has enough credibility that people will sometimes let me ask them questions for your entertainment. Some of them are Chefs and some of them are people that I feel have some insight that needs to be shared with the masses.

Giving Back (Damn my Back)
Giving Back (Damn my Back)
It’s easy to talk the talk but it’s another thing to man up and take action. My hat goes off to Justice Castro and his...
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Five Reasons why you should donate to the Documentary (Before it’s too late)
Five Reasons why you should donate to the Documentary (Before it’s too late)
Alrighty ladies and gentalmen, it’s now or never. Time to put up or shut up. While I am truly grateful as hell for all the...
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How to handle a shady boss (without going to jail)
How to handle a shady boss (without going to jail)
One of the ugly sides of working in Restaurant industry is having to deal with shady ass restaurant owners who, to put it politely, don’t...
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“What’s up with all this Jesus S#*t?”
“What’s up with all this Jesus S#*t?”
Richmond Virginia, sometime in the late 90’s. Two of my buddies had come over to my apartment in the fan after a long night of...
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Seattle HempFest 2017 (So far….)
Seattle HempFest 2017 (So far….)
Once a year people gather in Seattle at the shores of Myrtle Edwards park to celebrate, make new friends and partake in some of the...
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Out come the Wolves.
Out come the Wolves.
I think I broke, or at the very least bruised, a few ribs. At 36, while most people are home watching reruns of friends, I'm...
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Attention Vegans: The militants are making the rest of you look like assholes
Attention Vegans: The militants are making the rest of you look like assholes
Why is that it’s always the dumbest of the group that’s the loudest about their stance? It gives the rest of the scene a bad...
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Handling the Holidays like a Pro
Handling the Holidays like a Pro
I have a very love/hate thing going on with the Holidays. On one hand, I love the cheesy Christmas music and watching classic movies with...
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How to get great customer service
How to get great customer service
You have to be pretty sadistic to enjoy calling customer service. If you have to call em, it means something’s wrong and thus, right off...
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Cultural Appropriation and Halloween
Cultural Appropriation and Halloween
Sniff sniff, what’s that I smell? It’s grade A liberal bullshit! I’m talking about Halloween which honestly is one of my personal favorite holidays and...
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I could used Pre-minced garlic
I could used Pre-minced garlic
I could use pre-minced garlic.   It sure would save me a lot of time and effort. My hands wouldn’t be coated in the smells...
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The Saga of David Mao part 2: Attack of the (imaginary) Lawyers.
The Saga of David Mao part 2: Attack of the (imaginary) Lawyers.
Rule number one when dealing with the Scottish: Never, never never ever never never threaten us. We seem to be wired differently than most and...
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Down on the Farm
Down on the Farm
  A few years ago I more or less burnt out hard with the industry and, on a whim packed my bag and moved to...
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24 years in
24 years in
In a very weird way this birthday means more to me that my real birthday since this is when I got my start in the...
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Attention Vegans: The militants are making the rest of you look like assholes

Why is that it’s always the dumbest of the group that’s the loudest about their stance? It gives the rest of the scene a bad name. Potheads give normal cannabis users a bad rap and these militant vegans are really not helping the cause. I’ve said it before, I am …

How to Toss a Salad

A lot of people don’t like having their salad tossed because they’ve never had their salad properly tossed. This is due to the fact that most people are clueless on how to toss a salad the right way. You can’t just jump in and throw things together, you have to …

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

I will be the first to tell you that I’m not a fan of mayo but this stuff is pretty damn good and not as heavy as your traditional pasta salad. The reason I’m posting this is that it’s key to making the Loco Moco which is still one of …

Guide to Booze

Let’s face it, people and even a lot of animals love to get wasted. It’s hard to say when we first started drinking alcohol since, while we’ve learned to control the process, basic fermentation happens all the time in nature. From knowing what kind of fruit would get us tipsy …

Fantasy is closing…

Newport News is a shithole, it always has been and always will be. That being said, it had a few diamonds that made it tolerable and one of these was Fantasy on Jefferson Ave. Growing up, it was a beacon of culture located next door to one of the sleaziest …

Avoiding Burnout

Unless you’re one of those people who’s just wired to have your shit together, at some point you’re going to burnout. Right now, I’m starting to hit a wall and even last night I had to turn off my computer for a while. As I write this, I’m starting a …

Under Pressure

Last night I saw yet another post about another brother in the Kitchen who tried to take his own life Saturday. This has got to be the fifth or sixth that I’ve heard of this year alone. It used to be that something like this would happen once in a …

Giving Back (Damn my Back)

It’s easy to talk the talk but it’s another thing to man up and take action. My hat goes off to Justice Castro and his crew of misfits for stepping up last night for a good cause and, for some reason they even let me join in. What did we …

Handling the Holidays like a Pro

I have a very love/hate thing going on with the Holidays. On one hand, I love the cheesy Christmas music and watching classic movies with the snow falling outside and all that shit. The idea of being anywhere near my family stresses me the fuck out and this is why …

Fresh Corn Tortillas

I love Tacos. I don’t need to explain this, tacos are tacos. Then I realized that come Taco Tuesday, I get a bunch of fresh veg for the pico and I marinate some steak but I buy Tortillas.   Wait wha? Why? It’s corn and water, they don’t take long …