Category: Food Education

Podcast Episode 1 – The Turtle Mountain Band of the Chippewa Interview with James Lovell

Podcast Episode 1 – The Turtle Mountain Band of the Chippewa Interview with James Lovell

Show Highlights On today’s podcast I have the honor of having James Lovell, director of development for the Chief Seattle Club in Seattle, WA as a guest. Not only has James been an advocate for the homeless, specifically in the Native American community, he has […]

Cigars Part 2 – What is the proper technique for the initial light?

Cigars Part 2 – What is the proper technique for the initial light?

This is the continuation of a two-part series on cigars with my good friend, Philip Meech. I really want to give a shout out to him and his coffee roasting company, Caffe Lusso. We have been ordering coffee from him consistently. My personal favorite is […]

Uisce Beatha – A Brief History of Irish Whiskey

Uisce Beatha – A Brief History of Irish Whiskey

Uisce Beatha, literally translates as “water of life” in Gaelic. Our friends and family with Gaelic roots, the Scots and Irish, believed that the fermentation of grains, when aged to perfection, meant life. There is some debate as to the origin of whiskey in Ireland. […]

My Bitters Project

My Bitters Project

You can probably tell that when I cook, and a lot of the stuff I write about in this blog tends to have a certain focus. I like the do-it-yourself type recipes. I guess you could call it a hobby of sorts. Cooking, curing, smoking, […]

Burger Month Part 3 – Condiments

Burger Month Part 3 – Condiments

Condiments. Some classic. Some random. Probably always rooted in ritual. Like I had mentioned before, my pal Phil and I decided to take on this task for you, God, and country.  You might remember our first conversation where we debated the stacking effect, how one […]

Burger Month Part 2 – Toppings Debate

Burger Month Part 2 – Toppings Debate

If you have been following, Phil and I have been doing the heavy lifting for you this month in the burger debate that I am sure you are all having somewhere or at some time. Last week we discussed the stacking effect. We covered the […]

Burger Month Part 1 – The Stacking Effect

Burger Month Part 1 – The Stacking Effect

Let’s face it, burgers bring people together. From backyard barbecues to drive-ins. Big cities to small rural towns. Burger joints and eating a great hamburger have been at the center of communities and families for dozens of years. Your dad and grandfather’s memories of a […]

A Brief History of Brandy and Cognac

A Brief History of Brandy and Cognac

Book Club usually means we feature a specific spirit and maybe a cocktail or two so that guys can try something new (possibly) and hopefully push themselves a bit past their boozy comfort zone. I know that most guys build their home bar around things […]

Bourbon – A Brief History and the 3 Classic Bourbon Drinks You should Know

Bourbon – A Brief History and the 3 Classic Bourbon Drinks You should Know

When I think of spirits, I definitely think of brown spirits and by brown spirits I mean whiskey and by whiskey, I mean bourbon. I love Irish whiskey and also enjoy Scotch and plan to write on that down the road but for today it […]

A Quick Guide To Tea

A Quick Guide To Tea

Compared to coffee, good quality Yerbas Mate Tea can be a lovely way to perk up and enjoy a flavorful hot beverage. Compared to its java counterpart, you see that even Black Tea has only half the caffeine content that black coffee does. Here is […]