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AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

The best burger I ever ate was at Cindy's Backstreet Grill in St. Helena, CA. The meat was so fresh and moist, perfectly cooked, and really beefy.

Cook the Book: 'Pati's Mexican Table'

I love ALL Mexican food. It is a rule that we have it at least once a week. But if I had to say a specific favorite, I'd say Beef Tacos.

Valentine's Day Giveaway: Win This Prime Rib

Good Food, Good Wine, Good Music, No distractions

Holiday Giveaway: The Amazing Thermapen Thermometer

Home cured bacon being finished on the smoker.

Serious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

I know it's boring, but I like pepperoni.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Chef Knife

Shallots. I love seeing how fine of a mince i can make.

Cook the Book: 'Secrets of the Best Chefs'

Cooking uses a recipe as guidance. Baking uses a formula that shouldn't be changed.

Holiday Giveaway: The Amazing Thermapen Thermometer

Home-cured Bacon that I was finishing on the smoker.

Drinking the Bottom Shelf: M.H. Gordon's Vodka vs. Gordon's Vodka

Try running the local Gordon's through a Brita Pitcher a few times. It should take out a lot of the bite. We do that with Everclear when we make homemade Limoncello.

Cook the Book: 'Ruhlman's Twenty'

Prevention of Cross-Contamination! The one thing that can ruin a lot more than just the meal is being sick for several days afterwards because your salad got contaminated with raw-chicken.

Other than that - correct use of salt.

Cheap Buzz: On the Border

My Favorite Margarita Mix is Simply Lime brand Limeade along with a splash of Orange Juice.


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