Amazon Deal: Hamilton Beach Bread Machine

You want to bake some fresh bread, but it’s a weekday and who has time for that? No one. But that’s why bread machines are so popular. People have been swearing by Crock Pots for years for a reason. Pour in your ingredients, press a button, then go to work. When you come home, dinner’s…

Albert Adria

He’s lived in the shadow of his brother most of his life, and now he’s building an empire of his own. For decades, when people thought of El Bulli, it was synonymous with Ferran Adria. But those who knew the inner workings of that project were well aware that it was Albert who was responsible…

The Great Mustard War

Outside of the LeBron era, being a sports fan in Cleveland has been as enjoyable as a root canal. Thankfully, there’s a great mustard war going on that makes an otherwise dreadful ballpark hot dog relatively gameworthy. Still reeling from Bourdain’s death, I discuss some recent revelations that shed light on his possible motives for…

Eat. Race. Win.

EAT. RACE. WIN. is a behind-the-scenes adventure into the biggest annual sporting event in the world: The Tour de France. Yes, even bigger than the Super Bowl. The show follows Chef Hannah Grant, who takes us on her race within the race as she sources performance food for Australia’s pro cycling team, Orica-Scott. Hannah shows…

legacy

The recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Jonathon Gold have left a void in the world of food writing and entertainment. Today I pay homage to both, but stress the importance of living in the moments they left behind. While it’s often thought to be unhealthy to live in the past, I wonder if it’s…

Chris Cosentino, the cycling chef

About a year ago, I started noticing more chefs getting into cycling – Top Chef Masters Neal Fraser and Chris Cosentino, specifically. I’m not talking about casual strolls through the neighborhood either. I saw them riding expensive carbon fiber road bikes on long rides, climbing big hills. I followed both on the Strava app (back…

Recipes

A recent article in Saveur magazine struck a chord with me and I wanted to share a bit of it with you today. Erez Komarovsky, a well known baker from Isreal, hit the nail on the head when he talked about recipes. They serve a purpose – to guide you to the creation of a…

Vegan Shitstorm

Doug shared an Instagram post from actor Chris Pratt in our Facebook group earlier this week that showed just how venomous vegans can be. The picture was beautiful – an artful array of butchered lamb, the animal raised by Chris and his family on their farm. The comments were anything but beautiful, however. I’ve never…

Sexual Misconduct

I didn’t know how to approach this topic, so I’ve stayed away from it until I was ready to talk. When the allegations of sexual misconduct came out against John Besh, I couldn’t say I didn’t see it coming. What broadsided me were the allegations, and subsequent admission from Mario Batali. I’ve always liked him,…

table beer

It had been well over 6 months since I’d taken the time to brew a batch of beer. It’s not that I’d lost the passion. I’d simply lost the amount of free time to do it. And when I did find the free time, my lack of interest in storing 5 gallons worth of home…