Category Archive: food

Boulder Valley Prime Rib & Wine

one of the Catena wines brought home from Argentina Dry Aged Boulder Valley Beef. always a food celebration when my brother comes to town.  Trim the outside dried meat…and you get… salt, pepper,… Continue reading

70 pounds of Duck Confit

My friend walked into my kitchen and said, where are you gonna store 70 pounds of duck legs? Um, in mah belly! 37 hour process for great duck confit.  prepare salt, cook low… Continue reading

Opening of BESTIA!!!

The official opening of our restaurant BESTIA (November 23, 2012) is preceded by 4 weeks of Test Kitchen – a fun social event that brings a different chef every night.  Chefs ranging from… Continue reading

Breaking in the Acunto Pizza Oven from Naples! Pictures and Video (HD) from Bestia

      The Acunto goes to +/- 1200 degrees. It weighs close to 3000kg and is a monumental piece of equipment and a work of art.  We had to use a crane… Continue reading

Eating with our Hands; Pizza & tonnato(tuna)

“Why do you think I’m getting fat, I eat pizza every day for the last 16 months trying to perfect the dough.” ~Perfectionist & Chef Ori Menashe, Los Angeles in March, 2012 For… Continue reading

My Toolbox to catch dinner

Welcome to my toolbox 10.1.2012, in pictures These are some of the tools I use to catch, then cut up my dinner.  Sumora is my Spearfishing company.   Sumora Stealth Spearguns (great for… Continue reading

Fish & Friends, notes

You know when they have a fishing show on TV? They catch the fish and then let it go. They don’t want to eat the fish, they just want to make it late… Continue reading

Salumi, defined

“As Life’s pleasures go, food is second only to sex.  Except for salami and eggs.  Now that’s better than sex.  But only if the salami is thickly sliced.” -Alan King, Comedian Thought: If… Continue reading

Raw Red Abalone

The taste of Abalone, namely, its taste in proportion to its astronomical price, was a bewilderment to my childhood days as a Kumon arithmetimagician!  Upwards of $75USD/ pound gross weight, a single abalone… Continue reading