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…

beer

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…

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

Beets

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…

Fried Chicken with Trisol

Everyone who loves fried chicken is always looking for an edge. I found my edge in two places: Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Cookbook, and the introduction of Trisol. Thomas Keller’s fried chicken is moist and delicious for many reasons, the main one being his overnight brine. This takes a lot of planning, so if you want…

Making Kombucha at Home

Kombucha, put simply, is fermented sweet tea that is touted to have many health benefits. Claims of health benefits are unsubstantiated however, and that’s not why I decided to make it at home. I made it because I like how it tastes. Any health benefits are a bonus. Kombucha is produced by brewing a batch…

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…

Eat. Go. Repeat.

I encourage you to listen to my new podcast Eat. Go. Repeat. Focusing on fitness and nutrition, I hope to dispel any notion that living a healthy lifestyle means the food you eat has to suck. That’s simply not true, and I’ll prove it to you. This is in no way to say that we…