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…


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…


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…

2x Spicy Chicken Ramen

This stuff is marketed as the spiciest ramen available. It’s pretty hot, and very delicious. There’s a huge challenge all over the internet with people doing speed challenges to see who will finish first – or finish at all. It’s one of the spiciest bowls of noodles you can find. If you get a chance…

nice guy fieri

Through the years, I’ve been more than unkind to Guy Fieri. I’ve come to the realization that I have no reason to be that way. He’s done nothing wrong, is living his dream, staying positive, and making a career out of helping small business owners flourish. In this episode, my public apology. I still don’t…


Nancy Silverton was the subject in Season 3 of Chef’s Table on Netflix. In this episode, we discuss her impact on the LA food scene and her obsession with creating the perfect pizza.

spokes episode 2 :: back bay, newport beach

One of my favorite bike rides takes us from Peters Canyon Trail in Irvine into scenic Back Bay in Newport Beach. The winds tend to make things a little slow in spots, but the journey is well worth it. Music by Drake Stafford

spokes :: episode 1

In the first episode of Spokes, I take you on a short spin on my fixed gear bike through a couple of paths here in Irvine. Then we make a quick espresso with the Minipresso from Wacaco. Music by Drake Stafford Check out the Minipresso from Wacaco:

rock lobster

Amazon buys Whole Foods, cooking lobster the original way – over the grill, and introducing a new segment ‘Cooking With the Devil’. If you’re playing along with Joshua in his My Life as a Foodie Drinking Game, you’d better go get more beer.