Category: Thinking about -

Bacon. Done. Right!

We don’t know how he does it, but the man who holds 12, count them TWELVE mayorships on foursquare was hard at work Thursday night preparing some special bacon for Ignite Food chef sponsor Tracy Dempsey. Who is this mystery man? None other than the… Continue reading

We have ignition!

              To make a success of any endeavor in life, it’s best to make every effort to be either the first, the biggest, or the best.  If you can encapsulate more than one of these in your offering, consider… Continue reading

Thinking about – Making every meal better!

  Do you appreciate a good really good flavor profile? One that was well developed with lots of subtle nuances. One that keeps giving layers of flavor well after you enjoyed your initial reaction of, “oh WOW”. Now, imagine a world where everything tasted exactly… Continue reading

Thinking about – Nitrates ARE good!

  For thousands of years a refrigerator-less kitchen was the bane of mankind’s existence. Ironically the first refrigeration machine built was actually for the purpose of making ice. That ice was supposed to help cool the air and help patients suffering from yellow fever. It… Continue reading

Thinking about – Hawaiian Salts

The artisanal crafting of sea salts has been part of indigenous life for peoples around the world for thousands of years. Each group has differing views about the impact or importance of the salt crafted or collected but for each and every one of them,… Continue reading

Dry Aged Beef – Is it really better?

  Some vegans and vegetarians would take great umbrage to Pink Floyd’s stipulation that, “you can’t have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat.”  But maybe the meat wasn’t worth eating? How much beef do you eat a week? How many steaks, burgers, roasts,… Continue reading

Wake up and smell the coffee!

  Monday and morning should never occur in the same sentence together, or even the same time zone for that matter. But they do. Life would be so much easier if we could just lounge about in our unmentionables and enjoy life at a more… Continue reading

happiness IS just a lick away!

  Without the function of the tongue and the palette, we would be unable to enjoy the pleasure that comes from the simplest of flavors. The concept would be as unimaginable as the notion of color to someone born blind. And yet, when presented with… Continue reading

Thinking about- What’s IN a name?

  In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet we are introduced to the concept that the names of things don’t matter, only what things are. Juliet soliloquizes (speaks her thoughts out loud) while on the balcony, in part stating that “a rose by any other… Continue reading

Thinking about- Dry Aged Beef

  In a world where instant gratification has become the norm, anything that takes time is usually looked upon with disdain. Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche didn’t build their empires on slow and easy. However, there is truth in the adage that, “good things come to… Continue reading