Email address for contact:  dadcancook [at] ymail [dot] com

I guess that this is where I can write a little bit about me.  The most facinating subject that I can think of.

In the restaurant world I have waited tables, tended bar, managed restaurants and owned restaurants.  Those jobs were fun but then it dawns on you that you need to make money instead of a living.

I started this blog, yes it is a work in progress, to write about food.  People have asked what point of view I will write from.  Vegetarian?  Kosher?  Natural?  Quick?  Desert?  After a lot of thought I realized that I wanted to write about food that I liked, which cannot be pigonholed into one specific genre.  Will I use fresh natural ingredients? Yes, but if a frozen, packaged or some prepared item can be puchased to make my life easier but still turn out a great meal then I’ll do it.  My wife is a Vegetarian (still can’t figure out why she married me) so there will be many vegetarian dishes or meat dishes where I can offer Vegetarian alternatives.  My favorite kitchen activity is baking, so there will always be recipes for cakes, cookies and muffins.

Lately I noticed a lack of good cookbook reviews that objectively talk about cookbooks.  Most “reviews” are just a re-write of the book jacket or a few paragraphs copied from a press release.  When you haven’t tried to make some of the recipes,  gush about what the writer owns or where he/she has appeared then how can you even call those reviews?  I get angry when I purchase a cookbook written by a TV personality, famous chef, big name restuarant owner or famous cookbook name and discover that the recipes can’t be recreated at home, require expensive,obscure ingredients or you need to hire a team of kitchen staff to prepare.  Weekends will be the days when I post my opinions on some cookbooks that are available at your local book store.  Watch out this could get ugly!


One Response

  1. Love the hamburger! It’s two of my favorite things combined into one. Hell yes!

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