Tag Archive: cooking

100% Grassfed Beef, Year-round?

100% Grassfed beef is hard to find year-round.  Traditionally, farmers only harvest during “green grass” months, which leaves out the entire winter.  I’m working directly with a rancher in Montana whose family has… Continue reading

Proposal Dinner at Bestia

On January 1st, Bestia was closed and my good friend Warren wanted to propose to his girlfriend at the restaurant for a private dinner.  He had his friend take some pictures.  Would I… Continue reading

Wild Ducks

There’s a fine balance in cooking wild duck – if you take ducks too far in cooking they can taste livery.  So you either cook it rare or ‘overcook it’ until it becomes… Continue reading

Bestia Articles

He’s one of my best friends – I introduced him to hunting, and am trying to introduce him to spearfishing but the guy won’t jump in the water with the sharks but will… Continue reading

Birthday for 2 Menu

Last year, I made a birthday dinner for a couple.  The menu was particularly fun because the guy was planning a birthday surprise for his girlfriend across from Staples Center in the new… Continue reading

Bestia opened Friday!

My photo.  Yay for Bestia’s Opening Friday!  Our Pizza dough is alive again. Downtown Los Angeles: Bestia – 2121 E 7th Place Los Angeles, CA 90021 http://www.lamag.com/digest-blog/2012/11/26/bestia-opens-its-doors-yelpers-go-crazy

Beef Pictures & Wine Pairing list

I’ll be doing a post on beef shortly.  For now… DROOL at the possibilities of FOOD & WINE pairings ^^ I saved a Robert Parker wine pairing list a while ago.  Here it… Continue reading

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