Mustard Seed "Caviar".

01.09.2012 Mustard Seed "Caviar".
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I went shopping for prepared mustards with a friend of mine and was AMAZED at the cost: between $3-$13 for a 2oz jar. This recipe makes almost a quart of “caviar” for about $3. The seeds pop in your mouth not-unlike caviar which is a very interesting textural element as well.

This could be the easiest recipe I’ve ever posted at Eat.Drink.EXPERIENCE! So dead simple, and it lasts forever in your fridge… there’s no reason not to have this tasty condiment on hand at all times.

Disclaimer: I did NOT discover this technique… I’m simply quantifying it and posting it because I could not find proportions on line. I learned it by listening to the Cooking Issues Podcast where Dave Arnold mentions it frequently.

On to the recipe…

“WIBs” in Red Bull Habanero Buffalo Sauce

12.20.2011 “WIBs” in Red Bull Habanero Buffalo Sauce
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clip_image002 In my early days of traveling for work, I’d often find myself at some crappy bar and grill (one of many chains that all serve the same terrible food) debating between ordering wings or ribs… about a year ago I came across an idea in the comment section of a web blog. In fact, it was this blog post… one of the BEST Blog posts of all time! The idea was to take chicken skin, wrap it around a rib, fry it, and toss in buffalo sauce.

How to "Chicharrón" anything… well, almost anything.

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Who dosen’t like the savory crispiness of a ChicharrĂ³n? That is, a pork rind… at their best, they are perfectly crisp, lightly salty, maybe a touch spicy. However, prepare yourself for what I’m about to say… what if they didn’t have to be pork flavored?


Living the dream…

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Over the past few months I’ve had some unbelievable experiences, but the ones that top them all are when I get the reward of doing what I love. It’s unreal to think that cooking my food brings pleasure to people and they’re willing to invite me into their homes to celebrate their occasion.






Grapes Vs. Grains

11.02.2011 Grapes Vs. Grains
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Fancy a drink with dinner? When you sit down to a great meal do you reach for a cork-screw or a bar blade? Whatever your default answer is, The Tasting Room and The Ladies of Craft Beer are looking to broaden your horizons.

On Monday, November 7th Tasting room Chef Steve Marques will challenge Sommlier Gary Lapuyade and Cicerone Will Sandifer to pair drinks for a five course fall menu. I had the opportunity to preview the Grapes Vs. Grains menu and pairings last Sunday and the clear winner will be the guests attending.

Star Chefs International Chef’s Congress 2011

10.08.2011 Star Chefs International Chef’s Congress 2011
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So this is going to be an EPIC post… last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 6th annual Star Chefs International Chef’s Congress. The good folks at PolyScience invited me and I jumped on the opportunity to visit the Big Apple and learn from some of the best chefs in the world.

Dinner at WD~50

10.08.2011 Dinner at WD~50
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Dinner at WD~50

Last Saturday, I hopped on a plane to NYC… three hours later I was in a cab headed towards Brooklyn to drop my luggage off at a friend (and fellow MasterChef Contestant)’s house. We quickly got aquainted… no caught up, that’s one of the unique things about my MasterChef family; despite the fact that we had virtually no interaction on set (she was eliminated in the apron round) she still opened her home to me and was a more than gracious host.

An hour after dropping my stuff of, I was on a subway train to go meet Max Kramer, Jennifer Behm, and a few other MasterChef contestants for dinner. Wanna know what we ate? Here goes… (I apologize for the dark photos, it was quite dark in the dining room)