The Documentary
Yes, the rumors are true and much to everyone's surprise, we pulled it off. Now I'm starting to go through everything and edit 60 hours of footage into something worth watching. Here are the cliff...
Tales from the road
I haven't been everywhere but I've damn sure been around. All in all it's hard to say what I learned or if you'll learn anything from the following. If anything, I hope it inspires you...

The Restaurant Industry

I’ve been in the industry for nearly 25 years and have worked at more places than you, trust me. In other words, I know what I’m talking about even if my opinions might not win me many friends. Right now, due to a lot of different factors, the industry we know and love is coming under fire. It’s always been a beast but it’s now harder than ever for small indie places to make it.

This is my perspective on a few of these issues, read at your own discretion

Paying respect to Bourdain

This is one of the last things I ever wanted to write.

Why I won’t use Sysco

While a lot of people are pissed about this, even more are pissed about being able to relate. And no, they still won’t go on the record.

Diets and Allergies

Dear idiot customers, get off the bandwagon and learn the facts.

Marco sold out

Maybe he had talent back in the day, but if he was really using Knorr chicken stock in the Kitchen, then it was all bullshit.

Why I don’t give a fuck about awards

There are more important things in life than seeking the approval of those who know less than you do

How to handle a shady boss….without going to jail.

I’m lucky to work for some really cool people right now but I’ve also had to deal with some total cokehead scumbags. I’ve learned how to keep my cool while not letting the shady bastards screw me.

Equality in the Kitchen

The Kitchen is the last true democracy and it doesn’t care what color you are, what God you pray to or any of that other BS. Neither do I…

Too sick for a witty title

Yet I’m still expected to go in and cook

Why I don’t bash Vegans

Real simple, food is awesome and it should be used to bring people together, not drive us apart. Both sides need to get a grip.

Basics of grilling
Basics of grilling
Grilling meat is as old as human history since, in fact, this very act if what first made us “Human” and separate from the animals....
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High as a kite with the Violent Femmes
High as a kite with the Violent Femmes
God willing I'll be able to pull this off, literally since it's going to take a fucking miracle to get this interview. Since I haven't gotten...
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The Classic Creme Brulee
The Classic Creme Brulee
I’ve been making these for years and while they are a bit tricky, they are like nothing else and well worth the time and effort....
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Cooking with Cannabis
Cooking with Cannabis
Oh, how things have changed since I first wrote about this 4 years ago. We have witnessed several states legalize Marijuana for recreational use and...
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This isn’t your car dude….
This isn’t your car dude….
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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How (getting back) into Kink, made me a better man
How (getting back) into Kink, made me a better man
Most people know I’m a freak and if you didn’t, now you do. I’ve been active/semi-active in the lifestyle and culture for a number of...
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It was a weird idea but I did it anyway
It was a weird idea but I did it anyway
Yes, I am fully aware of how odd the final cut is. And at the same time, I'm rather proud of myself for having the...
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Why I left the industry after 25 years
Why I left the industry after 25 years
First off, I’m not done cooking, I’m just done with the bullshit in the industry and working my ass off for other people's businesses. I’m...
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An introduction to the stereotypes you will meet in the Kitchen
An introduction to the stereotypes you will meet in the Kitchen
Let's face it, some stereotypes are funny as hell and having worked in the industry for nearly 25 years, I’ve seen some things you can’t...
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Why I don’t give a fuck about awards
Why I don’t give a fuck about awards
I take a lot of pride in what I do, both with this site and in the Kitchen. I’ve worked hard, day in and day...
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If you’re not willing to kill it,  you don’t deserve to eat it
If you’re not willing to kill it, you don’t deserve to eat it
Then you don’t deserve to eat it. It’s not a joke, I’m being dead fucking serious. The simple fact is that 95% of the population...
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Dating and Job hunting part one: The breakup
Dating and Job hunting part one: The breakup
ED note: Yes, I’m in the middle of one right now but I’ve also been through more than just this one. I’ve also been fired...
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Marco Pierre White is a sellout….Yeah, I said it.
Marco Pierre White is a sellout….Yeah, I said it.
King Marco this, the Godfather that, the Devil in the Kitchen…. But Knorr Chicken stock was his secret ingredient the whole time? Are you serious?...
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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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