Category Archive: food

100% Grassfed Beef, Year-round?

100% Grassfed beef is hard to find year-round.  Traditionally, farmers only harvest during “green grass” months, which leaves out the entire winter.  I’m working directly with a rancher in Montana whose family has… Continue reading

Proposal Dinner at Bestia

On January 1st, Bestia was closed and my good friend Warren wanted to propose to his girlfriend at the restaurant for a private dinner.  He had his friend take some pictures.  Would I… Continue reading

Wild Ducks

There’s a fine balance in cooking wild duck – if you take ducks too far in cooking they can taste livery.  So you either cook it rare or ‘overcook it’ until it becomes… Continue reading

Honolulu Fish Auction

“The Business of Business is Business.” -Milton Friedman It’s real, it’s raw, it’s carnivorous and piscivorous.  It’s matching quality and quantity and color and texture to its fair market value and watching it… Continue reading

Beverly Hills Dinner for 10

The other day I got a chance to work outside my element with some more modern techniques and a lot of sauces, and art on a plate for a family in Beverly Hills.… Continue reading

Birthday for 2 Menu

Last year, I made a birthday dinner for a couple.  The menu was particularly fun because the guy was planning a birthday surprise for his girlfriend across from Staples Center in the new… Continue reading

Cedros Island

This last trip was a trip taken with a few burners private plane onto an island with a small runway.  It’s not foo foo, we almost died because the pilot was incompetent!  old camera.… Continue reading

Bestia opened Friday!

My photo.  Yay for Bestia’s Opening Friday!  Our Pizza dough is alive again. Downtown Los Angeles: Bestia – 2121 E 7th Place Los Angeles, CA 90021 http://www.lamag.com/digest-blog/2012/11/26/bestia-opens-its-doors-yelpers-go-crazy

Beef Pictures & Wine Pairing list

I’ll be doing a post on beef shortly.  For now… DROOL at the possibilities of FOOD & WINE pairings ^^ I saved a Robert Parker wine pairing list a while ago.  Here it… Continue reading