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…

beer

It’s been over two years since I turned my back on the craft brew scene. In doing research for the show, I found that the landscape had changed drastically. The numbers are staggeringly high. What made the biggest impression on me, however, was the growth of home brewing. As of last November, there were an…

city of gold

Even for viewers who’ve never read or heard of food critic Jonathan Gold, City of Gold offers a thoroughly entertaining introduction to a talented writer and brilliant career. In this documentary, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy…

chef

After a controlling owner pushes him too far, chef Carl Casper quits his position at a prestigious Los Angeles restaurant. As he tries to figure out what his next step should be, he finds himself in Miami. Carl joins forces with his ex-wife, best friend and son to launch a food-truck business, and the venture…