Worst thing for a Chef

The worst thing you can doas a chef is underestimate the palate and sophistication of your customer and overestimate your own skills. Most restaurants don’t taste seasoning, or know how good the product CAN taste because they only know what they know- it is limited.       

My Optics of choice right now

  ZEISS…been around forever. super clear, awesome awesome optics. http://www.eurooptic.com/zeiss-victory-prf-8×26-t-pocket-laser-rangefinder.aspx?gclid=CPjXkO2ymckCFdKGfgoddy8HDw My zeiss victory rangefinder is fucking badass. I can shoot the laser on something up to 1200+ yards away and it will shoot me back the distance.  In hunting, optics (binoculars, scopes, rangefinders) are your eyes so it’s very important to spend money on good[…]

I fucking love Soup.

It’s cold as F here now.  Super windy.  My balcony’s plants are getting tore up by the wind.  I lost my wallet this past week, chasing a turkey around the neighborhood lol.  Lost my credit cards, debit cards, insurance cards, and like… 60o bucks. I had to cancel a trip to Montana because I had no[…]

Pressure cooker or low ?

The beautiful thing about food is it’s half science half art.  Certain techniques produce a certain result.  I’ve read other chefs using pressure cookers to make stocks.  I tried it and I don’t think it creates the desired result.  You’re doing a stock on too high of a heat, when the best flavor and viscosity[…]

A Poem by Tecumseh

“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service[…]


It’s important to have a relationship with your sushi guy in your town. Just as it is with a fishmonger..a butcher…or anyone feeding you really. For fishmongers…there’s very few in the US. Butchers…well butchers in NYC are awesome. Butchers in LA are weak. That said, KZO in LA is my favorite Sushi spot in LA.[…]

relationships for food.

It’s very important to create a relationship with a few people: 1) your fishmonger 2) your butcher (real life, or online) 3) truffle dealer 4) wine dealer 5) your sushi restaurant.  you get the best cuts. you’re served on time.   that’s all. go drink.