Somewhere over the Rainbow… Trout!

Somewhere over the Rainbow… Trout!

Snow covers the rolling pastures lining an un-shoveled back road as icicles invade the trim of an old farmhouse… Winter is an increasingly difficult time for any chef… To cook under the restraints of a ruthless, often barren season calls for a cook to showcase his talents and creativity in different ways. This time, thisContinue Reading

Table Scraps : A Lamb’s Neck

Table Scraps : A Lamb’s Neck

In all animals, there are specific pieces of flesh or intricate assemblages of bone and joint that increase the difficulty in handling of such a cut, so much so, that people often don’t. In a perfect world, every animal would be utilized at it’s full potential… Unfortunately, the world is simply imperfect, which is whereContinue Reading

Bru Brewing: Discovering a Quality in Craft Beer

Bru Brewing: Discovering a Quality in Craft Beer

Crafting a beer worth drinking is an art in it’s own right. In a world looking for diversity and a people yearning for unique experiences, a new kind of dining scene has begun to emerge. The Gastro-Pubs, the Food Trucks, the Pop-up Restaurants, Micro-Breweries… The bold and the restless, where young chefs and craftsmen, cooksContinue Reading

Day Trip: Duluth

Day Trip: Duluth

Discovering Northern Minnesota. My first impression of the city is a frozen cascade of streets and antique buildings making up the downtown area. Through the duration of my stay, I become convinced that this is a city built with the sole purpose of creating an inviting panoramic from any given perch. Downtown stretching to theContinue Reading

Headcheese: Selfish Indulgences

Headcheese: Selfish Indulgences

In Complete contrast to the most popular of beliefs, I have never had Headcheese containing Eyes and Brains, or cheese even… The Biggest obstacle in the production of a headcheese is simply developing your flavor profile. There are two different kinds of people in this world, Those who are familiar, realize and understand the beautyContinue Reading

Roasted Bison Marrow: Winter In Wisconsin

Roasted Bison Marrow: Winter In Wisconsin

I have been quite curious with the marrow fad. Never having cooked the stuff or served it in a restaurant I headed into this endeavor virtually blind. What I did indeed know, I read about in magazines and on menus of little bistros and in a couple of blogs and books where a marrow dishContinue Reading

Fried Tapioca Pearls : Kalamata Crisp

Fried Tapioca Pearls : Kalamata Crisp

About a week ago, I had a friend ask questions about Bubble Tea (A “Smoothie-esc” soft drink with saturated Tapioca Pearls to create a witty contrast in the beverages texture, quite often tea flavored). Unfortunately, this Article has very little (actually nothing) to do with Bubble Tea. However, it started with an interaction between twoContinue Reading

Canele De Bordeaux: The Perfect Petit Four

Canele De Bordeaux: The Perfect Petit Four

Although the exact history of this delicate cake is some what a blur, many of the back stories that I was able to dig up led to the belief that the little pastries were perfected by a convent of ancient nuns; as so many of the world’s finest treats usually are. A Canele is anContinue Reading

Fabrication 101: The Anatomy of a Chicken

Fabrication 101: The Anatomy of a Chicken

For most of us, A chicken has been broken down into several familiar cuts such as the Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Strips, and Popcorn Chicken before we ever see the bird as a whole. Even the Chicken Basket at your Local KFC can be puzzling to try and piece together. Remember one thing when deciding howContinue Reading

Miche: A Beautiful Boule

Miche: A Beautiful Boule

This traditional style of bread was taught to me by a Petite Artisan in the secluded Wisconsin North Woods. A Miche is almost this Primitive/Traditional European Boule with rustic / very hands on procedures. I have made many breads prior to cheapest viagra prices my introduction to the Miche, (Ciabbata, Brioche, Bageuttes, Focaccia and soContinue Reading