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,…

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…

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.

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…

Fava Bean Puree

I spend a lot of time in bookstores. Since I was a child, being in a library or a giant bookstore has always been an escape for me. I love books of all kinds, and nothing entertains me more than reading someone’s story. Cookbooks, now more than ever, are more than just a collection of…

Pickled Grapes

I talked about these amazing grapes from Chef Duskie Estes years ago, when Katrina and I visited the now defunct Bovolo restaurant in Sonoma for brunch. I know the idea sounds ridiculous at first, but what you end up with are crisp, spicy, intense little bastards that go well alongside a breakfast sandwich, panini, or…

Chef’s Table

I gave up on The Food Network so many years ago, I can’t even remember the last time I actually watched it for any entertainment value other than to lift some audio I could use on my podcast to further ridicule the network. Where and when it failed to be relevant is beyond me. Suffice…