Foie Gras French Toast
October 4th, 2010|10 Comments

Foie Gras my social Chef maple1 600x400 Foie Gras French ToastHave you ever thought about what makes you a good person? You do the occasional charity walk to support your good friend’s cousin/uncle/grandmother to find a cure for whatever ails them. You’ve seen The Blind Side. You think about a career change into the nonprofit sector to “make a difference” — maybe you even dream of adopting a child from a third world country. These are all good things, and I also think about them. But I haven’t quit my job to work for justice or taken in a needy child… at least, not yet. It makes me wonder: What is stopping me from becoming this “good person?” Could it be an addiction to illegally downloading music? Lately, I’ve feared it may have to do with my foie gras obsession.

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Zucchini Blossoms
September 27th, 2010|8 Comments

zucchini blossoms my socal chef 600x450 Zucchini BlossomsAmerican Idol announced its new judges last week, and all I could think was, “American Idol is still on?” Then, upon seeing the pictures of the press conference, I wondered, “What are Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler doing at a Marc Anthony concert?”

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Notorious B.I.G. Welch’s Grape Juice Cocktail
September 19th, 2010|10 Comments

Notorious BIG Welchs Grape my social chef 600x337 Notorious B.I.G. Welchs Grape Juice CocktailI consider myself lucky to have come of age in the mid ’90s, during the surge in hip hop music and culture. Hip hop really struck a chord with me because it had the kind of lyrics that anyone could relate to. Gone was the hardcore gangster rap that scared the shit out of me. In its place was this new, cool vibe about hot women, marijuana, fast cars and nice clothes. In what other genre can an artist finagle the word “thirsty” into “thirstay” to rhyme with “worst days” when rapping about Champagne? And my favorite of all the hip hop artists of that time was the renowned Brooklynite Notorious B.I.G.

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