Let’s back up to the year 2002. I am just graduating college with a BA in Who the Hell Knows What, I have no idea what’s next for me, I’m going through yet another drawn-out break-up, listening to metal and drum ‘n bass, trying to be a frickin’ raw, sugar-free, vegan, jogging five miles a day,… Read More How it All Started
So where was I? Oh yeah…Simmy’s Soup Kitchen. Actually what happened was that Natanya got a job in Bennington Vermont, I was kinda languishing at Blantyre, so we decided to start a catering business. Why not, right? Just like that. It’s called Folklore Catering… We like it. And we’ll keep pushing to grow it…and this… Read More Hello Again! Part Deux
It’s been a wild ride since graduating from the CIA, y’all–from Relais & Chateaux, to my own catering biz, to organic Alzheimer patients. But I ate some good food, cooked some good food, drank some good wine, and got my ass engaged. Also, I got my ass kicked by a bunch of 13 year old… Read More Hello Again! Part One
Did that title pull you in? I bet it did. Oooh yeah, deep dark secrets. I’ve got some real bad ones. I’ve been a bad bad boy. As you read this imagine this song playing…You know what I did? Are you ready to hear the most disgusting pervous thing? I just ate me some Pringles.… Read More Deep Dark Secrets
My zen alarm clock gently informs me it’s 4:30 AM and time to rise. I get up, check in with emotional and physical state. All good there today. Let’s do this. Get dressed in the whites, check Twitter feed, food blogs, NY Times. Sharpen knives. Grab some nuts, dried fruit, and an apple. And I’m… Read More A day in the life of an everyday food person
This post is dedicated to my best friend at school. He comes from a completely different background than mine, he’s 18 years younger than I am, he’s 2 feet shorter than me, and he’s Indonesian. None of these contrasts matter, really, and I hope they never do. What this young guy has that’s endlessly inspiring… Read More Hendy
I wonder what’s to be done about the chef’s reliance on natural gas. We are using a non-renewable resource that will run out some day, even if that day will not come in our lifetimes (maybe that’s why we are not so alarmed yet). Natural gas is usually obtained these days using that nasty technique… Read More Gas, jungles, chefs, and the fate of the world. Oh my.