Top 5 coolest places I’ve cooked
Top 5 coolest places I’ve cooked
In the span of the past 27 years, I've worked in some seriously shady places for some outright bastards. But I've also been fortunate enough...
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Boriqua Kitchen
Boriqua Kitchen
This place smells just like my ex' so right off bat, I know it's the real deal and not the watered down version. No bells...
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Black Garlic bread
Black Garlic bread
https://youtu.be/oCDp9K0-_IE Black Garlic is one of those ingredients that's been around for years and has recently made the radar on the western palette. It's got...
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Eat local….or else
The term "Eat local" gets tossed around as a catchphrase so much that it's all but lost its meaning. Now, more than ever it's critical...
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Two fryer baskets and big flat top. Mills Hoagie and Deli.
Two fryer baskets and big flat top. Mills Hoagie and Deli.
Every city has a few hidden gems that never make the top ten lists and Mill's on Seminary in East Oakland is one of these...
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Bidet mates
Bidet mates
Yet another thing I never thought I'd type again. I just used a Bidet… and I will never be the same  So what had happened...
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The Kitchen

This my friends, is where the magic happens and life feeds life. Below you find some useful resources for both amateurs cooks and seasoned Chefs. 

The Methods to the Madness

Before you start cooking, you need to know what cooking is. 

The Basics

If you’ve never cooked anything but cereal, please take the time to read these articles

Ingredients

The more you know about what you’re working with the easier it is to play 

Breakfast

Most people eat this everyday so I had to include it. 

Sides 

There are a lot of fun things to play with in this section.

Sauces 

The sauce can really tie the meal together, like a good rug in the living room.

Main Meal

This used to be the reason for the entire day and now no-one wants to cook at home. Lets fix that. 

Munchies

Because most of you reading this are high

Offical 2020 tour announcement
Offical 2020 tour announcement
Once again the winds of change are blowing and it’s time for me to hit (well, stay) on the road and film a new series....
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Building the team
Building the team
You're only as good as the dumbest motherfucker on your crews and while a lot of people think that it ends with your staff, it...
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The right to refuse….
The right to refuse….
One of the more recent trends in the industry is banning small children. This, predictably has caused quite a bit of uproar with owners saying...
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A cynical rational to regulations
A cynical rational to regulations
Just recently I did a poll asking people if they trusted restaurants to “self regulate” their own businesses or if they would rather have an...
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How to get a job in a Kitchen
How to get a job in a Kitchen
    In regards to the restaurant business, I’m a total slut. I’ve been working in Kitchens for 27 years this summer and taking it “seriously”...
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The Pros and Cons of Seasonal work (updated for 2020)
The Pros and Cons of Seasonal work (updated for 2020)
Ed note: When I first published this article on seasonal work five or six years ago, a lot of people said that, since it had...
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Hauntings at the Red Maple Inn
Hauntings at the Red Maple Inn
Yes, this is a total attempt to gain readership by capitalizing on this for the holiday season.  That being said, most of you long time...
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The art of the Verble Lashing
The art of the Verble Lashing
Okay, so some of you think that after the last article that I’ve gone soft. No no no, the claws are still sharp and ready...
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Other Musings

I like to write and I tend to write about some pretty broad ranging subjects but since you fine folks seem to dig it…..

Local…

And other misleading terms 

The Do’s and Don’t….

Of the Booty call

You don’t own a life

A note about pets

How goat cheese

Opened my eyes….

Cook like you Fuck

Explained

Dating and Job Hunting 

The interview questions 

Attention Vegans 

The militant 2% are making the rest of you guys look bad 

If you’re not willing to kill it

You don’t deserve to eat it 

Why I don’t

give a fuck about awards….

How getting (back) into Kink

Made me a better man 

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Swag Shop

We will be adding a lot more stuff very soon but until then, you can get the book and the first T-shirt on the links below. 

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