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Men and Cooking

77 % of the chefs in restaurants in the US are men. So why do so many men either hate, avoid or just stink at cooking? To me the reasons are simple – either they just don’t want to learn how to cook or they are intimidated by anything more than simple grilling of steaks. Click on "Men and Cooking" to keep reading this.


Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge experience

Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge, 1579 S 9th St. , Milwaukee, WI  53204  ( Last week, we had a chance to check out a Milwaukee institution, Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge, on city’s south side. It is a cocktail lounge only, with no food being served. That is not uncommon in Milwaukee. What is uncommon is that they don’t…… Continue reading Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge experience


Ash Restaurant Review – Iron Horse Hotel

  Recently we went to the new Milwaukee restaurant, Ash, in the Iron Horse Hotel, which replaced the very fine, but dated Symth. We went with our friends Mark & Julie Darnieder. Ash is run by the Dan-Dan boys, Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite. This is their 4th Milwaukee location for fine dining, including…… Continue reading Ash Restaurant Review – Iron Horse Hotel


The correct Green Beans to cook

Learning from others is in many ways the best way to learn about cooking. Most good cooks have go-to recipes and techniques that you may not utilize, but should be using. Case in point – we were invited to our friend’s Ken Finkel & Jane Delzer house for dinner this past Saturday. Both are excellent…… Continue reading The correct Green Beans to cook


Thanksgiving 2019 (Cook your turkey in half the time)

With Thanksgiving approaching, I wanted re post some of my past Thanksgiving articles (2018 Thanksgiving Tips) and extol the virtues of how to cook your turkey is about a half of the normal time. Spatchcock or butterflied turkey allows you to cook the bird more evenly, sear the skin on the dark meat and get…… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2019 (Cook your turkey in half the time)


How to Slice & Dice an Avocado

Avocados are one of nature’s best foods, having been dubbed a “SuperFood”. The avocado is one of the most nutrient-full foods available. Ounce for ounce, they are among the richest in fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin E, and magnesium among all fruits. I love avocados and eat 1-2 a week. In our house, it’s not a…… Continue reading How to Slice & Dice an Avocado


How to Grill a Pizza (Video)

Grilled Pizza is a wonderful way to enjoy outdoor cooking and pizza at the same time. You can see the video here (Grilled Pizza on YouTube) and the recipe is listed below Grilled Pizza Bianco with Shaved Asparagus and Arugula – If you have never grilled pizza dough before, you may think it would just…… Continue reading How to Grill a Pizza (Video)


Another “Catering” gig – Italian Meal for 10

My friend Adam Glawe asked me to help him prepare a Northern Italian meal for a small group of ten. We split the duties, each of us taking half the meal. I prepared the Antipasto, which was a charcuterie board. To add to our challenges, since part of the group was Gluten free, we made…… Continue reading Another “Catering” gig – Italian Meal for 10