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Kofta, Kefteh, Kefta

I was craving some kabob type of food but wanted something different from the normal. Since I had a few pounds of ground beef...

Go Fish Poke Bar

We are about two years into the poke-xplosion in the Bay Area. The fresh, healthy, and ironically fast-cafeteria-style service-model poke bowl phenomena has cropped...

Wild Ophelia Cold Brew Chocolate Coffee Bites

Chocolate Coffee Bites Many of you know that I love coffee and chocolate and I'd dive into a pot of these two ingredients without question....

Hot Pot BBQ – iPot

My world collided when I visited iPot located at 1420 Irving in San Francisco. The two worlds of hot pot and Korean BBQ met...

Fire Ring and Water Pan

In preparation for holiday cooking, I wanted to share one of my grill layouts for those meatier roasts and smoke times. Many of you...

Mike’s Pastry

One of the best things I ate this past summer was a "Lobster Tail" from Mike's Pastry located at Boston's North End. Boston's North...

Minnie Mouse Cupcakes

It was a little, well, maybe a lot of warm. I tried to get this picture before the icing completely melted. I know there are...

Tractor Cake

Tractor cake for my buddy Marcus and his 2nd birthday. He's really into farm vehicles right now. At first, he didn't believe this was...

Romanesco Broccoli

When I visit farmers markets, I look for the odd and strange. Not the fun people you get to observe but more of the...

Poor Man’s Roasting Rack

After organizing my files and photos, I have come to a realization that I don't have a roasting rack. I've been telling everyone that...

Puerto Rican Tostones – Fried Plantains

One of my favorite Puerto Rican snacks are tostones. Tostones are fried plantains that taste a little like chips. I guess they are in...

Beef Kelaguen

Here's one of my all-time favorite recipes. CAUTION: Not for the faint of heart. This recipe has a lot of raw beef involved. Whenever...

Getting Ready for Turkey

I'm getting ready for turkey. I also read something the other day about how there are just 15 more Fridays before Christmas. This year...

Forget the Flintstones

It’s been a while since I last posted…to a point where long lost friends keep asking for an update. I can say that since...