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…

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,…

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…

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…

mozza

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.

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…

Judy Joo

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…