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  • Crack is whack!

    I am not referring to crack cocaine. Nor am I alluding the prodigious posterior of Kim Kardashian. This is about toffee. Killer toffee. So addictive, you’ll understand why it’s called crack. Biggies Crack. Toffee is what you get when you caramelize sugar with butter. What makes Biggies better is...
  • It’s Official! Pre-order my book now…

    Great for Father’s Day or for anyone who wants the most taste with the least effort. Order here....
  • 5 Questions to Ask at the Dinner Table

    Source: http://mindvalleyacademy.com...
  • Adam Richman introduces Jon Bon Jovi

    Last night at the Food Network NYC Wine and Food Event, Man vs. Food star Adam Richman introduced Jon to the happy, hungry crowd. Captured on my trusty iPhone. Check out the video here. Then I had the pleasure of interviewing Jon’s dad and brother about their tomato sauce...
  • My Favorite Fruit

    Allow me to rhapsodize about one of my favorite food experiences in Los Angeles. On the Ocean Front Walk in Venice, just a few hundred feet north of the famed Muscle Beach Gym, is a small stand on the corner of 17th street. A sign proclaiming “Viva la fruta”...
  • How to Peel a Head of Garlic in 10 seconds

    Really one of the great tips!...
  • Don’t Let Chicken Breasts Be Blah

    America’s love affair with chicken is understandable. But with chicken breasts…less so. We all have a favorite preparation method and preferred part of the bird. I’m unquestionably a thigh lover and a fan of wings too. I’m OK with the legs, or “drumsticks”, because dark meat chicken has more...
  • Knockwurst Your Socks Off

    Long story short: The upcoming Dad Summit this year will include a “cook-off” in which yours truly is currently one of the semi-finalists. All good, big prizes, lotsa fun. But I need votes, YOUR VOTES, to get into the finals. To do that is simple – you just head...
  • THANKSGIVING CURATED

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THANKSGIVING OK, in preparation for Thanksgiving I’ve reviewed hundreds of recipes, ideas, tips, how-to’s, help lines and more. Here are the links that you might find useful. RECIPES — A whole lotta menus for 2 to 20 peeps (Gourmet) — Overall Thanksgiving Guide...