The Great Home Made Bread Picture Battle – A Chef Talks Food

Meanwhile, over at one of my other blogs, I recently read a post and commented over at Cyranny’s Cove about the difficulty in getting yeast to make bread. My comment lead to a challenge from her for a home made bread picture battle. So here is my picture and I include the recipe also. —…

I Have A New, Additional Blog!

Today I start my new blog in addition to this one. It’s called “A Chef Talks Food”. It will be a blog about, as the name implies, everything food related. If you are a follower of this blog you might remember that I am a classically trained, professional chef with 32 years experience, so I…

Happy Valentine’s Day And A Little Gift To You

It’s that time again for people in love to express their devotion to each other and for single people to be reminded that they are alone. The one thing that everyone has in common with this is day is chocolate or candy in general. I would love to give everyone of my readers a gift…

Snapshots Of My Life: It’s Just Freaking Wine

“Green apples” said my best friend sitting next to me. “I get a hint of banana” added another friend sitting to our front It was my turn to illicit a response, and I sat there, forty plus eyes trained anxiously on me, waiting to hear my words of wisdom. After all, I was, so far,…

An Awesome Christmas Dinner

My wife picked up a pheasant at the supermarket for our Christmas night dinner, a small bird of about three pounds, and of course it was up to me to cook this guy. I never made pheasant before, so I referred to my trusty La Rousse Gastronomique for help and found this really simple recipe…

A Christmas Eve Toast

It's Christmas Eve, my favorite day of the year. There is always something so magical about this day (not only because it's the day I proposed and also the day I got married), but since childhood I always loved this day. It seems that it is the peak of everything that works up to Christmas…

25 Years Of Wedded Bliss

Christmas Eve will mark my wife and my 25th wedding anniversary. This past weekend marked the 34th anniversary of the day we met when she was just sixteen to my very much older nineteen. We usually go out on Christmas Eve night for a really nice dinner, but this year, since it is such a…

The Sunday Revisit Of “A Pill Doesn’t Weigh Anything”

Originally Posted December 6, 2011 When I was first diagnosed with Sarcoidosis in 2006, my BMI was 22. With a healthy BMI being between 18.5-24.9, I was slim and “normal”. Now five and a half years later, with no pause in taking prednisone, my BMI is now 27.1, which translates to being 30 pounds overweight….

I Am Not A Foodie, So Don’t Call Me One Because I Am A Chef

I am a formally trained chef. I attended the prestigious Culinary institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, the only college in the world dedicated solely to the culinary arts. I was on the Dean's list for every semester. I was, at the time, the only student ever recruited by the school to be a…