This Is Love

Why do we put in 14 hour days next to a hot flame? Why do we peel mushrooms for hours at a time? Why do we put up with the burns and cuts and go on like nothing ever happened?  This is why.  For a truly transforming experience.  For making sure that the ingredient on […]


First off I would like to apologize for not posting in a while.  Life has been coming from all directions and I must say it has been quite fun; unfortunately, the blog got set aside for the last couple of weeks.  I just got back from an incredible stage at Alinea.  Over the weekend I learned […]

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The Pocket Book

Once an idea is written down in this book it becomes real.  In it I write ideas for flavor combinations, techniques, and occasionally sketch’s of what I think a dish should look like.  With life coming from every direction it is often easy to forget these ideas. I have this book so that I can always be reminded […]


Cook Books A few of my favorite cook books that inspire.

Musical Notes

Music is and extraordinary source of inspiration for me. I was very fortunate to be raised in a musically inclined family. There is a great connection between music and food. As with a song, a dish is built up of individual components (the instruments) to create a finished product that could not exist without the […]

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“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

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When I was much younger I wanted to be a magician.  I dedicated myself to learning how to use magic as a tool to astonish people.  Magic can take people right back to the bliss of early childhood.  A time when one was utterly amazed by the things in life that many of us grow up to […]

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Good Cooking

“Good cooking does not depend on whether the dish is large or small, expensive or economical.  If one has the art, then a piece of celery or salted cabbage can be made into a marvelous delicacy; whereas if one has not the art, all the greatest delicacies and rarities of the land, sea, or sky […]

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“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.” “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw

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