Molecular Gastronomy Documentary

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I’m featured in a short documentary on Molecular Gastronomy by Marin Austin, a filmmaker for the Impact documentary series produced by the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. The documentary explores how chefs are bringing science to the art of cooking using chemistry and unusual preparation techniques. The show debuted on public access television…

dude food :: episode 7 :: french fries

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As easy to make as they are to completely screw up, french fries (otherwise known as “chips” in England, “frites” in France) is a side dish that goes with just about anything. A hamburger is lonely without a pile of fries next to it, and they’re the perfect compliment to that steak we cooked in…

dude food :: episode 6 :: steak

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Some guys can hit high heat fast balls over the center field wall at 410 feet. They can build skyscrapers, satellites, supercomputers, and drill hundreds of miles of road through a mountain. But for some of you, when it comes to something as simple as cooking a proper steak, the wheels suddenly come off the…

video short :: the taco truck

My friend Don took me to his favorite taco truck in Orange County recently.  Ruben’s is most often located on Bishop and Main Streets in Santa Ana, and they offer the best Mexican street food this side of the border. There are two trucks, and we visit them both. One serves the standard Mexican fare…

Durian Challenge

Forget all of the hype surrounding Durian. Sure, it smells horrible, but it tastes great. The fruit tastes more like a creamy, perfumy custard than the comparisons that have been made to runny, strong French cheese. Don (aka HogDawg from Dude Night) visited Jakarta recently and emailed me that he’d eaten it from a street…

Hopped Up :: Part 3

Hopped Up :: Experiencing the Great American Beer Festival Part 3 :: a day of reckoning WTF! Your browser cannot play this video. That is an absolute shame! Please upgrade to IE 9+, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome and enjoy “Hopped Up”. In the last of this 3-part series, we’re joined by Dick & Rick from…

Hopped Up :: Part 2

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Hopped Up :: Experiencing the Great American Beer Festival Part 2  |  room for everyone WTF! Your browser cannot play this video. That is an absolute shame! Please upgrade to IE 9+, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome and enjoy “Hopped Up”. Day 2 provides even more new beer experiences, starting our day at Wynkoop Brewing (and…

Hopped Up :: Part 1

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Hopped Up :: Experiencing the Great American Beer Festival Part 1  |  The Beginning of the End WTF! Your browser cannot play this video. That is an absolute shame! Please upgrade to IE 9+, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome and enjoy “Hopped Up”. In the first of a three part video-series, join me as I experience…