FOOD IDENTITY

FOOD IDENTITY

I guess this article comes from my own thoughts on how we identify with food, not only taste and preference but other influences and historical relevance. Cultural significance will forever be part of a countries food identity, food itself is possibly the most...
A LOVE LETTER TO THAILAND

A LOVE LETTER TO THAILAND

If food was ever so integrated into a nations identity then it’s most visible in Thailand. Food carts, hawkers and local eateries are the mortar that binds Thailand together, to walk through local areas in Bangkok or rural food markets is to immerse yourself in...
SMOKE  &  MIRRORS

SMOKE & MIRRORS

How do you measure success in the culinary world? Is it about the dining experience, flavor, creativity and skill or is the cash still king regardless of what enters the dining room? Should it be based on critical acclaim and Michelin stars or only what coin remains...
The Cost of Kitchen Life

The Cost of Kitchen Life

It’s the impossible balance of personal time and professional life, how to keep them from becoming the same thing or simply allowing them to co-exist? Cooking is a profession that consumes the participant, a never ending process limited only by your desire. No...
The Importance of Japan

The Importance of Japan

The land of the rising sun always seems one step ahead of the food scene without having to re-invent the cuisine or adapt to the modern age. Many European cuisines have evolved into something new overtime as tradition demanded change matching the public’s taste and...
Let’s do it Again

Let’s do it Again

Consistency in cooking is everything, it’s the difference between just being good or becoming great. I can think of nothing more disappointing than returning to a restaurant I love to discover that favorite dishes are underperforming. I would rather guests never...