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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.


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


10 Chimneys – Final Update

So this is an addendum to the addendum  (10 Chimneys Addendum) regarding the 10 Chimney Garden Party that was cancelled. I was asked to return and prepare a meal for a Wine Tasting event featuring the fabulous Ruben Moreno (Wine Tasting & Food Pairings Event) The menu was similar to the Garden Party menu, with…… Continue reading 10 Chimneys – Final Update


Simple Grilled Salmon with Honey Mustard Glaze

This is a re-post from last year. It is a quick and easy way to enjoy grilled salmon. As summer approaches, we tend to break out the grill, and cook big hunks of meat, chicken and seafood.  Although grilling for some is a year-round experience, summer is unofficially the start of Grilling Season. Most men…… Continue reading Simple Grilled Salmon with Honey Mustard Glaze


Brining and Grilling

I recently posted an article on Butterflying and Grilling a whole chicken (, and casually mentioned something about a brining article would be posted soon. Well it’s now soon, so here is my take on brining. The process of brining is not hard to do, just takes a little time and planning. You can’t decide…… Continue reading Brining and Grilling