The Kitchen
This is where the  magic happen's. And right now I bet you're 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...

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.

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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Hunting Bigfoot at Mount St. Helen’s
Hunting Bigfoot at Mount St. Helen’s
Sunday mornings are holy to me, it’s the one day that I don’t get up at the ass crack of dawn to start emailing and...
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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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Why I don’t bash the Vegans
Why I don’t bash the Vegans
Food is supposed to unify and yet, like everything else, we have found a way to create pointless factions amongst ourselves. It’s become hip and...
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Am I cheating ?
Am I cheating ?
Fuck all of that over poetic bullshit that you hear about the glory of being a Chef. There is none, at least none that I’ve...
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If you don’t have a good knife, don’t apply
If you don’t have a good knife, don’t apply
When I post in the ad that you must have your own knives, I’m not hoping or suggesting, I’m stating that it’s a requirement if...
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International Womens Day
International Womens Day
I’m still frustrated with the fact that we need shit like this and A day without immigrants but alas, we haven’t evolved as much as...
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Instead of being a dick on Yelp…..
Instead of being a dick on Yelp…..
  A few weeks ago Marcia and I went out to celebrate me getting my stuff published and we found this strange little bar with...
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Quinoa

Quinoa is one of those new foods that a lot of you have probably heard about but haven’t actually had a chance to try. The truth is, people in the Andes Mountains have been growing and eating it since between at least One Thousand BC. Over the past few years, …

Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon

After working in restaurants for over two decades, I like to think of myself as at least slightly more qualified to judge an establishment than 99% of the people on Yelp. I’ll be honest, this isn’t a review so much as it is a love letter. It would be impossible …

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 moral support and best wishes, it’s time to pull out your wallets and make this Documentary a reality. Despite the fact that I’ve been working …

Trolls and unpopular opinion

First off, to all the new followers, thank you! I am honestly humbled by the response to whole Sysco thing. It means that all hope is not lost, that there are a whole lot of us out there who are still fighting the good fight and refusing to lower standards. …

Top 5 Reasons I won’t use Sysco

Editor note: Three Sysco reps have contacted me since I published this and told me that I’m wrong yet, they refuse to come and speak on the record. Keep that in mind. I’ve been cooking for longer than a lot of you have been alive and lived all over the …

Curried Pumpkin Soup

You might think that Pumpkins are for pies and lattes and yet they are damn good in a lot of other things. This soup is an example of that and just for the hell of it, I also made it vegan and gluten-free. No, we’re not using that canned bullshit, …

It’s not just about titties. Paying respect to Hugh Hefner

I don’t normally care about celebrities or any of that bullshit, yet from time to time  there comes a man who changes the game and has the kind of impact we all wish we could. When the news broke, I took it personally for a change. It’s not about the …

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 have the best interests of their staff at the top of their list of priorities. If you’ve been around long enough to earn the title …

The Pumpkin

Fall is kicking in and everyone seems to be in an uproar about the fact that white women go nuts for everything “Pumpkin spice” right now and the truth is that you could spray it on your…..nevermind. Despite its current association, the fruit itself is actually Mexican in origin with …

Adventures on Craigslist:

Why the fuck do I do it? I know damn well that I am a magnet for the strange and the stupid and even when I try to do the right thing, it blows up in my face more often than not. It’s annoying as fuck but it makes for …