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.

Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog


This week we’re discussing the book “Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog” by Grant Petersen. In it, he destroys 30 years of conventional health wisdom and offers a common sense approach to weight loss and fitness. The main point of “Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog” is the real reason we need to drop carbs from our diet and…

cluni paluni


Life is full of changes, and all we can do is roll with them and ride the trail that life carves out for us. In this episode I talk about the changes happening all around us and the meat company I dreamed of starting, but never did. It was a novel idea that never caught…

kids & kombucha


Well, that sucks. Your browser cannot play this audio. Please upgrade to Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. Download the episode here. Music in this episode by Chromatics and Volbeat. Buy the gear you need to make your own kombucha at home: 1 gallon glass jar cheesecloth SCOBY culture

Judy Joo

episode 104

Chef Judy Joo isn’t your ordinary chef. In fact, there’s not much that’s ordinary about her. After getting her degree and finding her way to the Wall Street trading floor, she settled into a career in finance. After a few years, her passion for food proved to be too much and she gave up Wall…



In the Santa Ana wind blown months of Fall, our Summer garden begins to enter its true decline. The tomato plants begin to bear less fruit, the peppers, cucumbers, melons, and grapes have given all they have to give. Outside of herbs and potatoes, there’s not much else that will happen in our garden as…



A study, posted recently in the Agricultural Systems Journal, has shown that almost half of harvested crops worldwide (over 2 billion tons) are being lost through a combination of consumer waste and over-consumption. In addition to this, livestock production amounts to 40 percent of the total harvested crop loss. “In aggregate, all livestock consume 1.08…